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Getting Started

If you are getting started on your first resume, read our Resume Preparation Guide, which will walk you through the entire process, step-by-step. Our Resumes: Getting Started workshop is also a great resource to learn more - click here to see upcoming workshops or watch the Resume Presentation video below.

Resume Review

Once you have a resume created, we strongly encourage you to have it reviewed by Career Services.  For feedback by email, send your resume or cover letter to We will carefully inspect your document for errors, inconsistencies, etc., and assist you with the overall flow of your language and layout to maximize the impact of your resume.   

Please include any relevant information, such as:

  • What position(s) are you applying for with this resume?
  • Do you have any questions or concerns you'd like us to address?
  • Is this for a class assignment?

If you have a lot of questions or prefer one-on-one assistance, please call 859-572-5680 to schedule an appointment to talk with one of our team about your resume.  

Video: Resume Presentation (13 minutes)

Video: Cover Letter Presentation (10 minutes)


Resume Preparation Guide
A great starting place for those beginning a co-op, internship, or job search. This guide includes common resume formats, traditional and optional components, and customization tips. Also includes a helpful reference sheet for action words, as well as numerous sample resumes.
Cover Letter & Job-Search Letters Guide
No resume is complete without a cover letter, and a well-written thank-you letter can help you land the job! This guide describes the purpose and use of job-search correspondence and how to write the various types of letters.
Cover Letter Worksheet (Word)  (PDF Version)
This worksheet will walk you through the creation of a personalized cover letter and provides an example.

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Here's what students are saying about Career Services:

I can’t thank Career Services enough for the assistance they have given me!  I worked directly with Lisa and she answered every question I had about my resume.  When I walked in I was nervous, but she made me feel at home.  Prior to my meeting I had researched resume information.  However, there is a lot of conflicting advice about resumes on the Internet.  It was great to be able to ask questions from someone who speaks directly with HR departments, from multiple companies, in order to have up-to-date knowledge.  If you are a student and you have not used Career Services I would say do not walk, but run over if you are in need of career advice!  Norse Up!!”
- Megan F., MBA Student