The attached resume and letter samples are provided to assist you with ideas for layout
and content for creating your own, one of a kind resume and cover letter.
CHRONOLOGICAL RESUMES (Pages 2 – 19)
Page 2-10 Miscellaneous layout/content samples
Page 11-13 Vitae
Page 14 Veteran
Page 15 Student employment
Page 16-17 International student
Page 18 Athlete
Page 19 International experience
FUNCTIONAL RESUME (Page 20)
A functional resume is beneficial when:
• much of your work has been volunteer, free-lance, consulting, or temporary
• you have a variety of different, relatively disconnected work experiences
• career growth has been stagnant or there has been an extended absence
• making a career change and you want to emphasize skills not recently utilized
• you are a mature professional with extensive expertise and many work experiences
A functional resume is NOT beneficial when:
• a career growth pattern is able to be demonstrated
• listing specific employers is important, as in highly traditional fields
• a limited number of functions have been performed
• recent employers are highly prestigious
REFERENCE PAGE (Page 21)
View a sample format for providing names of references with your resume.
COVER LETTERS (Pages 22 – 26)
Don’t feel like you need to reinvent the wheel.
Gain inspiration from a few examples in order to develop your own cover letters.
For more help, visit www.kent.edu/career or Career Services, 261 Schwartz Center. 8/26 /13