Resume and Cover Letter Review
The resume and the cover letter are the two most important pieces of correspondence you will write during your job search process.
- To see how to draft a strong, clear resume that conveys your relevant skills, education, and employment history precisely and efficiently, go to our page on Preparing an Effective Resume.
- To learn about the essentials of constructing persuasive cover letters, go to our page on Drafting Effective Cover Letters and Post-Interview Correspondence.
These pages, which include samples and guidelines to help you self-critique, will help you make a good start on these crucial documents, and during the academic year, we also encourage you to attend our workshops on resume, cover letter, and business correspondence writing.
We recognize that, even with all of these resources at your disposal, it can be useful to have someone else review these items to help ensure that they are free and clear of errors. To facilitate this process, we offer a service whereby you can submit substantially final drafts of your resume and/or cover letter electronically for review.
Currently enrolled students may use the resume review service by sending your resume and/or your cover letter, along with any relevant information about specific job postings, starting the week after Orientation, and continuing throughout the entire academic year to:
- firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are a foreign-trained LL.M. student, or
- email@example.com, if you are a U.S.-trained LL.M. student
Graduate Career and Professional Development will make every effort to reply within one week, although occasionally this is impossible due to high volume. For this reason, please send your resume and/or cover letter well in advance of any deadline. In addition to sending in your resume and cover letter, please also send along a description of potential employers or specific job postings in which you are interested, as this will help us tailor our advice for your specific situation.
Please note our policy is not to review writing samples or job application forms.