Resume and Cover Letter
Tips That Are Sure To Get
You Noticed
Kizzy Hatcher
Career Coach
Calhoun College
What is a Resume’?
 A resume’ is a continued
work in progress. It
should be updated as
new achievements, jobs
and other p...
What should my Resume’ consist
of?
 Contact information:
(name, address, phone
number with area code,
city, state, zip co...
What should my Resume’ consist
of? (Continued)
 Professional experiences:
this follows the focus
statement in the
chronol...
Tips for Creating a Good
Resume’
 Be honest, accurate, and
truthful about skills,
credentials and work
history.
 Keep it...
What is a cover letter?
 Accompanying letter: a
letter sent with another
document or package,
providing necessary or
addi...
Why is a cover letter
important?
 A cover letter is your
opportunity to introduce
and promote yourself.
 Use the cover l...
What goes in a cover letter?
 Your street, city, state, zip code
should be typed on one line
each.
 (Double space)then t...
General Tips
 Attitude is everything.
 Research the job position and company.
 Dress the part.
 When given the job int...
Questions & Answers
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  1. 1. Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To Get You Noticed Kizzy Hatcher Career Coach Calhoun College
  2. 2. What is a Resume’?  A resume’ is a continued work in progress. It should be updated as new achievements, jobs and other professional credits that are achieved.
  3. 3. What should my Resume’ consist of?  Contact information: (name, address, phone number with area code, city, state, zip code, and email address); this should be at the top of the page.  Focus statement: (brief statement that tells about the position you are interested in).
  4. 4. What should my Resume’ consist of? (Continued)  Professional experiences: this follows the focus statement in the chronological resume’.  In the functional resume: special skills may proceed.  Educational background: degrees and professional certifications.
  5. 5. Tips for Creating a Good Resume’  Be honest, accurate, and truthful about skills, credentials and work history.  Keep it simple, easy to read and interesting.  Never write in first person (I, my, we, our, etc.)  Have several people to proofread the resume’
  6. 6. What is a cover letter?  Accompanying letter: a letter sent with another document or package, providing necessary or additional information.  It tells about yourself.
  7. 7. Why is a cover letter important?  A cover letter is your opportunity to introduce and promote yourself.  Use the cover letter to give potential employers an idea of who you are.
  8. 8. What goes in a cover letter?  Your street, city, state, zip code should be typed on one line each.  (Double space)then type the name of the employer, title and their address.  Salutation (employer’s name).  First paragraph-explain your reason for applying (a few sentences).  Next paragraph-reason why you are the best candidate for the job.  Final paragraph- not more than two or three sentences(thank employer for time/effort spent considering your application.  Lastly, put your name and signature written in ink.
  9. 9. General Tips  Attitude is everything.  Research the job position and company.  Dress the part.  When given the job interview, be on time.  Make good eye contact and speak clearly.  After interview write a short thank-you note to the interviewer.
  10. 10. Questions & Answers

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