Résumés, CVs, and Cover Letters

All the tools you’ll need to create an impactful résumé, CV, or cover letter.


Did you know that the purpose of a résumé and cover letter is not to land a job, but rather to get you an interview? Utilize the resources that ECS offers to make your best first impression!


Receive customized suggestions for your résumé – from anywhere, at any time of day. Simply create an account and upload your résumé to receive line-by-line suggestions to improved your résumé content based on your major and level of experience!

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Review Me

FREE professional résumé reviews and presentations for your RSO, brought to you by ECS and Engineering Ambassadors! The Review Me team will bring highly trained peer reviewers to your RSO location to conduct résumé reviews with your participants.

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ECS Advising

Want to have your résumé reviewed by a Career Peer or schedule an appointment with an ECS advisor? Schedule an appointment on Handshake @ Illinois!

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Prepare yourself to apply for an internship, job, or graduate school.


A résumé is a summary of your skills, education, and experience that is aimed to convince an employer to invite you for an interview. Thoughtfully and concisely explaining what you can do and what you've done can make it easier for potential employers to see the value of your qualifications.

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A curriculum vitae, often referred to as a CV, is a comprehensive overview of your scholarly and academic achievements as well as your professional accomplishments. It is the standard document for presenting your qualifications for graduate school as well as some academic and research positions.

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Cover Letters

A cover letter is a one page "cover page" for your application and serves as a writing sample for the employer. The main goal of a cover letter is to convince the hiring manager that hiring you would benefit the organization. The letter's content must grasp the employer's interest enough to make them want to read your résumé.

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