Resumes & Cover Letters

Resumes have changed as technology has become useful for recruiters and company HR departments. How you prepare a resume has changed too. Do you know that computers read resumes and can select which candidates the staff will consider for interviews? This is called the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and is something you need to consider when writing your resume.

what should i remember about ATS when writing my resume? 

What types of resumes are there?

How do I select a format for a resume?

How are resumes reviewed by companies today?

Why do I need a cover letter?

Cover letters introduce you to others. Some companies expect you to send a cover letters; others ask that you do not. Still others decide on inviting you to interview on the basis of the cover letter alone! How do you know the right thing to do? Cover letter training online and at AHFC's Jumpstart program take you the steps for modern cover letters.

What other correspondence should I plan on preparing?

References, thank you notes, letters stating you accept (or turn down) the job — all correspondence says much about you!

What about submitting my list of references?

References are best kept as a separate document and and not part of your resume. Submit your references when the recruiter requests this of you — not before!

how do i check my correspondence for spelling and grammar?