PennWest University is closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

The PennWest Career Center is available during summer, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. 

Develop Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters are important tools in your job search, and can make or break a job application. Let us show you how to craft documents that will help you secure an interview!

Need help with your resume?

1. How to get started

Check out our Resume Guide, Resume Checklist, and Creating Your Resume Draft Video to help you create a draft or review your existing document.

2. Once you have a draft of your resume

Schedule a ‘Resume’ appointment in Handshake to meet with someone in the career center for feedback.

3. Upload your reviewed resume to Handshake

We encourage you to upload your reviewed resume to Handshake so employers can see it.

All alumni can use the Resume Guide, Resume Checklist, and Creating Your Resume Draft Video as self-serve resources. Alumni should read about appointment availability and scheduling here.

Click the picture above to view the Resume Guide
Click the picture above to view the Resume Checklist

Creating Your Resume Draft Video

Click the image above to watch “Creating Your Resume Draft” Video

Need help with your cover letter?

Want to give it a try on your own?
Review the Guide and Samples document (click the image to the right) and the Writing a Cover Letter video to help you write a first draft.

Want some support or have questions?
Schedule a ‘Cover Letter’ appointment in Handshake to meet with someone in the career center for support or a review of your draft.

Resume Advice

Resume Resources

Resume Creation Guide
Resume Checklist
Exercise Science Resume Samples

View sample resumes created by the professional career coach for these program areas.

Nursing Resume Samples

View sample resumes created by the professional career coach for these program areas.

Communication Sciences Disorders & Speech Pathology Resume Samples

View sample resumes created by the professional career coach for these program areas.

Lightcast Resume Optimizer

You can use this tool to optimize your resume for the type of job that you would like to apply …

Cover Letter Advice

Cover Letter Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
814-393-2323
Address

California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

Edinboro: 241 Baron-Forness Library

California, Clarion, Edinboro, PA

Career Center Hours

Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm