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 facilitate this process, we offer a service whereby you can submit substantially final drafts of your resume and/or cover letter electronically for review. In order to use our review service for your resume, we require you to use one of our resume templates.
Currently enrolled students may use the document review service by completing this form and following all instructions listed on the form. Please keep in mind that for each semester (Fall 2016: September 2016 to December 2016) and Spring 2017: January 2017 to May 2017) students are limited to the submission of five documents for review. (Note: documents submitted during Fall semester do not count towards a students' Spring semester limit). A document is defined as text with a separate header (e.g., a resume and cover letter included in one PDF are two documents).
Graduate Career and Professional Development will make every effort to reply to your submission within one week (7 business days), although occasionally this is not possible due to high volume. For this reason, please send your documents well in advance of any deadline.
Please review this guide to common proofreading marks if you need assistance reviewing our comments.
Please note our policy is not to review writing samples or job application forms.