Creating Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

The purpose of your resume is to showcase your skills, education, and experiences, along with emphasizing the qualities you bring to an employer or organization. A well-organized, tailored resume will increase your chances of landing an interview for the opportunity that you want. Utilize the links below to create and build a dynamic and effective resume.

Meet with the Career Development Staff to schedule a 1-1 resume appointment or resume review.

Log into Optimal Resume to create a resume today!

If you search “are cover letters necessary?” you will find statistics to support all answers to that question – yes, no and sometimes!

Some studies say that only 18% of recruiters consider cover letters important. Others state that 56% of employers want applicants to send cover letters. Read more here. If there is an opportunity to add a cover letter, we say do it. Keep your cover letters focused, short, and personalized, and some of them may help you get an interview!

Want more details about cover letters?
Here’s an in-depth article – 31 tips on writing a cover letter


Ask Internship Supervisors, Berea Faculty, Staff, and Labor Supervisors to serve as references. You want to be sure whoever you ask can positively to your work abilities. See Best Practices on Asking for References and Recommendation Letters for more information on references.