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Careers: Resumes and Cover Letters

Information on resumes, job interview skills, internships and company profiles.

The Career Center at Pepperdine

Did you know that the average employer spends only 30 seconds scanning each resume? A strong resume and cover letter are key to getting an interview. The Career Center has many resources and services to help you write an effective resume and cover letter. Use the resources below to get started then stop by the Career Center during resume drop-in hours to meet with a Career Ambassador for individual assistance or to get your resume critiqued.


Learn how to write an effective resume

a. Download our Resume 101 guide
b. Use ACTIVE VERBS to highlight your experience

Review our new resume samples


  1. General Resume Sample
  2. Accounting Sample Resume
  3. Communication Sample Resume
  4. Business Sample Resume


Cover Letter Writing

a. Download our Cover Letter 101 guide
b. Cover Letter Formatting Page

Review our cover letter sample

Cover Letter Sample


Sample References Page

Have your resume or cover letter reviewed by a Career Ambassador

Resume Walk-in Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-5pm or Email your resume to