Writing Your Résumé

Good résumés, applications, and cover letters broadcast your abilities. They tell employers how your qualifications match a job's responsibilities.

If these critical preliminaries are constructed well, you have a better chance of landing interviews - and, eventually, a job. Depending on your skills, experience, and the type of job you are seeking, the requirements for your resume may vary.

The information presented in this program provides a basic overview of the resume writing process.

Manual typewriter with the word Resume types on a page.

Before you start, here are a few things to know.


  • The content of this program is presented over several topics.
  • Your progress is monitored. You must successfully complete each topic to complete the program.
  • There are some questions at the end of each topic so you can evaluate your learning and identify information you would like to review. Don't worry, it's not a test and it's not graded. We call it a, "Check on Learning."


  • The program should only take about 60 minutes to complete.
  • Because there are no student accounts or retention of personal information, there is no bookmarking features. Users must complete the program in one session to be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the program.