Resume and Cover Letter
Common Resume Questions
Learn the basics of writing a resume.
Get Your Job Search In Gear
A guide to prepare you for your job search.
How to Prepare a Cover Letter
A cover letter should enhance your resume. Get advice on just what goes into a good cover letter.
What is a resume?
Your resume is a marketing tool used to outline your qualifications to potential employers. It is a summary of your skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to a particular occupation or internship.
Step-by-step resume lessons
Big Interview can help you with resume and interview tips, including a step-by-step guide on how to build a resume. Create your FREE Big Interview account using your Valencia e-mail address. Once you have logged in, you can watch the lessons in Resume Curriculum.
Why do I need a cover letter?
The purpose of the cover letter is to communicate a specific, personalized message to a particular employer answering the question: Why should I hire you? It introduces you and your resume to the employer. It is an opportunity to further explain your qualifications and the reasons why you would be a great fit for the position. You may include relevant achievements, qualifications or experiences that were not able to fit onto your resume.