Resume and Cover Letter Writing

When applying for jobs, most people will need to write a cover letter and resume. 

These documents can be challenging to write. Some students think they don't have enough experience to write a complete resume, or they think the experience they DO have is not relevant to the job they're applying for.

These are common worries, and there are lots of resources to help you create a strong, targetted cover letter for each job application you submit.

The resources below are supplementary to the help that UPEI Career Services provides in-person and on our Moodle page


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Ten simple rules for writing a cover letter to accompany a job application for an academic position (2018)

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Engaging Resumes & Cover Letters: How to Hook the Job You Want (2016, 27 minutes)

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Flipping the Composing Process: Collaborative Drafting and Résumé Writing (2016)

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Applicant Tracking Systems: How to Navigate the ATS Resume-Writing Landscape (2014)

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The elements of resume style: essential rules for writing resumes and cover letters that work (2014)

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Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers (2010)

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The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day (2008)



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