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.

Sample Resumes

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.

Sample Cover Letters