Click on the topics below to learn the most relevant resume & cover letter do's & don'ts. Check out sample cover letters & resumes for ministry jobs, counseling jobs & business-related jobs to get an understanding of how to design & write yours.

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Resume Development

How to Write a Resume

When writing a resume it is important to consider how the resume should be organized and what specific content is important. This resource will help you create a resume which includes the most important details.

 

Resume Tips, Principles, and Best Practices

As you complete your resume, you want it to demonstrate best who you are. You want it to be readable, formatted in a professional way, containing the most suitable content to display your accomplishments.

 

Action Words for Resume Writing

Action words help develop strong and active language for your resume. Utilize this list to help in your resume writing process.

Cover Letter Development

How to Write a Cover Letter

Most organizations will ask for a cover letter to be submitted with your resume upon applying. Therefore, it is essential to know how to clearly state your reasons and desire for each specific job.

 

Special Considerations When Seeking a Nonprofit Position

Nonprofit organizations can often have specific qualifications or necessities in their application process that other organizations may not require. It is important to be aware of these differences and implement them into your application process if you pursue nonprofit positions.

Resume & Cover Letter Examples

Below are professionally developed samples of job postings followed by cover letters and resumes tailored to that specific job posting. We have included categories of jobs that DenSem students most frequently seek upon graduation: business, counseling, and church work.

First Career Examples

Here are cover letters and resumes tailored to sample job postings to give you a sense of how to format a resume that is either for (1) a career switch into that field, or (2) a first career as a newly-graduated young adult.

Business
Counseling
Pastor/Church

Second Career Examples

Here are cover letters and resumes tailored to sample job postings to give you a sense of how to format a resume that is for a job in a field in which you already have prior experience.

Business
Counseling
Pastor/Church