623108715 confirm # chase paymentHow to Write a Resume and a Cover LetterProduction II
A resume is a list of jobs, skills, and education that sums up your qualifications in onepage. A cover letter is a short business letter that sells you for the position andhighlights the things on your resume that make you a good fit for the job. There aremany books and resources for writing resumes and cover letters online and in thecollege library. HowToWriteAResume.org has many examples and tips – just ignoretheir paid services and click on the free examples.The basic format for a resume presents information in this order:1. HEADER: List your name and all of your contact information
EDUCATION: For students and recent grads, list your education next. Since youare in school, you should say “
BA candidate, Department of Film and Video,Columbia College Chicago. Concentration in _________ (if you have one).Degree expected _____ (Month, Year when you expect to graduate).
If youare in any highly relevant clubs or taking any highly relevant coursework, youmight say something like “Member, Producer’s Guild of Columbia, with extensivecoursework in budgeting and scheduling.” Then list your high school diploma ona new line as
Diploma, X High School, City, State, Year
. Include high schoolactivities only if they were so relevant and amazing that you will talk them up inthe cover letter. Include high school things only when you are a college student.Delete them the second you graduate.
EXPERIENCE: List your work experience in reverse chronological order,including all
dates, names of companies, locations of companies, and a briefdescription of your duties.
4. SKILLS AND INTERESTS: You can include a short section called “Skills andInterests” at the bottom. This would include foreign languages, computersoftware you know, maybe some relevant clubs or extracurricular (Producer’s
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