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Career Connections: Resumes & Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

Ready to work on your resume?  In this tab you will find instructions on how to write your resume and cover letter.  On the left side we have provided you with sample resumes organized by school - the School of Applied Technologies, the School of Business, the School of Health, and the School of Protective & Human Services. These are simply examples, so please customize the wording and format to reflect your experiences and skills. You want to have a resume that demonstrates your unique qualities and shows employers what you have to offer. As always, please feel free to make an appointment for resume and cover letter help by calling 262-695-7848 or email

Get Started on Your Resume and Cover Letter

If you have not written a resume recently or need to create your first one, the PDF PowerPoint below will review the latest formats for resumes, cover letters and references to get you started. For more resume tips, check out the videos at the bottom of this page.

Applicant Tracking Software

Close to 90% of employers use Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) to rate candidates' resumes for compatibility with open positions. It is more important than ever to tailor your resume to each job. Below are some resources to help you format your resume for Applicant Tracking Software.

Cover Letters

There are sample cover letters within the Resumes, Cover Letters, and References PDF near the top of this box.

Resume Tips from Employers

Tell Your Story

Resume Red Flags

Tailor Your Resume

Include "Unrelated" Projects and Experiences

Activities and Work Experiences

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