FAQs about Self-Marketing Documents: Resumes, Cover Letters, and References

Tufts Career Center advisors answer your questions about creating resumes, cover letters, and more …

Should I only include paid work experience on my resume? What about my high school clubs and activities?

Is it worth submitting a cover letter with my job or internship application? I’ve heard no one reads them.

What’s the best way to tailor a cover letter? Is it okay to use a template and swap one employer name for another?

Who (and how) should I ask for a reference if a job application needs one?

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor