Need assistance with a resume,
cover letter, or have quick questions? Stop by during our walk-in hours!
We offer 15-minute walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday from 2-4 PM for quick resume critiques, on-the-spot job search
advice, and an overview of services.
Please bring a hard copy of your resume and/or cover
letter for review, upload the document to UMBCworks or have it accessible using
the Internet so you can print the document at our office. Walk-in appointments
are taken in our main office, Math/Psych 212, on a first-come, first-served
basis with the last walk-in taken at 3:45PM.
We also offer assistance with resumes, cover
letters, and quick questions in The Writing Center on the first floor of the
Albin O. Kuhn Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 PM.
If you are not available during these hours, you
can schedule an appointment: online using UMBCworks, call our office
(410-455-2216), or stop by our office (Math/Psyc 212)
Resume: Your 15-Second Chance to an Interview
are applying for internships or jobs, you will need a well crafted resume. Carefully crafted resumes are your
key to obtaining invitations to interviews. Resumes should be tailored to the
positions for which you are applying.
use resumes to judge qualifications and skills as they relate to the available
resume can be considered a brief commercial. The goal of a resume is to
convince the reader to invest in what you have to offer.
of a Resume: Contact Information, Objective, Education, Course Projects, Work
Experience, Special Skills and Training, Professional Memberships, Publications,
Presentations, Activities, Military History, Honors/Awards, Travel/Study Abroad
For samples and more
Additional samples can also be found on our Career Paths
letter is required whenever you are not present to personally introduce your
resume, unless the employer specifically states that they do not want cover
want to see how you are able to communicate through the written word and this is
your first opportunity to show them your abilities and to make the best first
cover letter provides you with the opportunity to introduce yourself, express
your interest in a position, offer extra, and show your personality.
of a Cover Letter: Why You’re Writing, Why Hire Me, Next Steps
For samples and more
If you need help with getting ready for your job search,
don’t hesitate. Stop by Career Services today. We’d love to see you there.