Aurora University

Resume and Cover Letter

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.

We are available to assist you with creating or improving your resume and cover letters. For more information, call Career Services at 630-844-5403 or email