How to Write a Resume & Cover Letter

The resume is the most important marketing tool for your job and internship search. Does your resume present your skills and qualifications most effectively for the types of positions you are seeking?  

The UCLA Career Center offers the following resources to help make sure your resume is in top shape:

UCLA Career Guide: Resumes & Cover Letters Chapter
The Resumes & Cover Letters chapter of the UCLA Career Guide walks you through the resume writing process step-by-step and offers over 10 sample student resumes for your consideration.  

UCLA Resume Webshop

Watch this 15-minute video that covers all the basics.  Click the icon in the upper left to skip between chapters.

UCLA Cover Letter Webshop

Resume Workshops
Check the workshop schedule in BruinView for the next opportunity to learn about resume writing in a group setting. After logging into your BruinView account, click the "Workshops" tab on the home page.

Resume & Cover Letter Critiques
After updating your resume or cover letter to the best of your ability using these resources, feel free to stop by during Drop-In Hours for a 15-minute document critique.  We'd be happy to take a look at your resume or cover letter and offer constructive feedback to ensure you're putting your best foot forward.