Aurora University

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your experience, skills and unique qualifications that introduces you to employers. It should capture highlights that set you apart, not tell your life story. A resume helps you secure an interview, not the job itself.

Your goal is to create a visually appealing, concise, easy-to-read, informative and compelling resume. Tailor your resume to the job for which you are applying, with specific skills and qualifications relevant to each position. When submitting a resume, it’s good practice to include a cover letter, even when it’s not required.

Aurora University’s Student Success advisors are available to assist you with creating or improving your resume and cover letters. For more information, call Career Services at 630-844-6870 or email