Resume: This highlights education, experience and skills relevant to the job.
Cover letter: Each letter should be individually prepared, geared for that specific employer clearly indicating the type of position you seek. In your letter point out particularly relevant aspects of your background that equip you to perform the work you're seeking. This approach is most productive when you know that the organization has openings consistent with your education, professional objectives, skills and experience. The letters and resumes that present candidates most effectively and set the stage comfortably for interviews, are those prepared by candidates themselves.
Use CDC programs, and have a draft reviewed during Counselor on Call hours to assist you in preparing effective documents.
Last Updated: 9/1/09