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Explore this page for a variety of resources to help you review, revise, or create from scratch a resume, cover letter, list of references and other materials. Documents are available in Word or PDF formats. Feel free to copy and paste formatting and text from the sample resumes and cover letters to save time. Check out the resources and links on this page. Call the Career Development Center at 651-793-1528 or e-mail career.services@metrostate.edu with any questions. Among the resources on this page:

  • Resume Drop-In workshops every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library. Check the Events page to confirm the room number.
  • Individual appointments with a career counselor to review resumes are available by appointment. Call the Career Development Center or sign up through Career Link.
  • The Career Workbook covers many aspects of career development, including resumes and cover letters; Word or PDF
  • A one-page handout covers the basics of resume development; Word or PDF
  • A comprehensive resource packet that covers resume, cover letters and references. Included are tips and examples for formatting, wording and designing materials, as well as templates; Word or PDF.
  • LinkedIn’s resume builder is another helpful tool. A short handout summarizes how to use it. It is available in Word or PDF.
  • Individual Handouts with sample resumes for various majors
    • Business Administration and Accounting Word or PDF
    • Psychology, Human Services, Social Work Word or PDF
    • LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counseling) Word or PDF
    • Education (K-12) Word or PDF
    • Information Technology/Computer Science Word or PDF
    • Criminal Justice Word or PDF
    • Veteran Word or PDF
    • Nurse  Word or PDF
    • Chronological Resume Template Word or PDF
    • Combined Resume Template Word or PDF
    • Functional Resume Template Word or PDF
  • Career Link is a great place to post your resume once it’s polished. You can search for jobs and internships, as well as network and register for events. Click here to get started.
  • CareerSpots – short videos of about three minutes each – cover resumes as well as a variety of other topics related to career development. Watch the video on how to make your resume pop by clicking here.

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