Creating Application Materials

Learn how to create effective application materials. The purpose of your resume and cover letter is to secure an interview, NOT a job! Selling work experience and skills to employers is like selling a product. Communicate this through your application materials.  


On average, employers spend around 7-10 seconds pre-screening a resume. Make an impact and stand out as fast as you can. 

Cover Letters:

The cover letter is an introduction to the resume, generating interest and leading the employer to want to learn more about you. 

Professional References:

Many jobs will ask you for professional references. Here are resources about what information to include and best practices when asking for reference. 

Additional Application Materials:

Many industries might ask for additional applications materials. Open each topic below for more information and resources!