Resume and Cover Letter Best Practices


The résumé is the cornerstone of most job applications in industry, nonprofits, and government. It is a curated document highlighting the best—and most applicable—of a candidate’s experience for a position. While in some national contexts “Resume” and “CV” are used interchangeably, within the US, the terms represent two entirely distinct genres of self-representation; they are two different documents that follow two different sets of conventions. If the job asks for a resume, you need to submit a resume…”

Join Jo Cai, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Development at UChicagoGRAD, for an introduction into best practices for writing resumes and a quick introduction to cover letters as well. Jo's presentation is entitled "Getting to the Interview."