Resumes, Cover Letters, References & Interviews

Resumes

A winning resume can be the difference between landing a great job or a mediocre one. Review the content below for best practices in building your resume and cover letter, and make sure to follow these Do's & Don'ts as you're writing!

Need face-to-face guidance creating and developing your resume? Attend a Resume Workshop in Career Services! Resume Workshops are held every other Monday during dead hour. Contact us to confirm your spot.

Resume Resources


Cover Letters

A cover letter is a document sent alongside your resume to provide additional information about your skills and experience. A cover letter is a great way of introducing yourself to a potential employer and explaining your suitability for the desired position.



References

Create a document listing your references. The list of references should not be included in your resume. Rather, create a separate reference list on the same paper you used for your resume. See below for Reference examples and guidelines.

Interviews

An interview is one of the most important parts of your job search. It is your greatest chance to personally sell and market yourself. Our Interviewing Tips Guide can help you position yourself to stand out among other job candidates. Nervous about what kind of questions you'll be asked? Prepare by reviewing these common types of interview questions.

Need your resume polished or want to go through a mock interview? Contact us at careers@oru.edu to schedule an appointment! Appointments are available Monday - Thursday and need to be booked a minimum of three business days in advance.