A resume is a summary of your educational and professional experience. The resume and the letter of inquiry or cover letter complement each other. The resume is your work data; the letter that accompanies it is a sales pitch telling the prospective employer how and why your experiences will be useful.
The content and the order in which a resume is arranged depend on you and your experiences. Employers scan rapidly, therefore, you should put the most important, impressive, eye-catching information first, in an easy-to-read format.
Your resume should also be grammatically correct and perfectly spelled; do not rely on spell check!
You should limit your resume to one page unless you have significant experience. Avoid using resume templates because they are very difficult to change.
Check out the Career Center Resumes page for more information.
Remember these are only examples. There are many ways to create a resume. For more examples and help, see an advisor in the Career Center.