Professional Document Guides & Samples


Start creating your job-winning resume with our improved Resume Writing Guide and Examples. This short guide will help you build your resume with professional content geared towards landing your next position. Samples of strong resumes are included at the end. After reviewing our guide, participate in our Document Drop Program to receive written critique.

Design and Format Help:

Download our resume examples if you need help designing or formatting your resume as you go through the guide. Each example file is fully editable in Microsoft Word, so you can add your own content to the resume as you create it. Remember: There is not any one "correct" format.

Other Examples:

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitaes (also known as CVs), are lengthier than a resume. Often used in academia, these detail all academic experience you have, while a resume summarizes your skills and experience. Use our CV Guide to help yours shine!

Cover Letter

Use our Cover Letter Writing Guide to get started. This guide will help you with formatting basics and how to develop content used to convey your interest in a specific position.

Reference Page

Instead of having references on your resume, use a separate document. Our Reference Writing Guide will help you get started.

Personal Statement

Personal statements are often required for graduate school applications. They may seem overwhelming, but our Personal Statement Writing Guide is here to help!



PCA Team 2019-2020

Meet our Peer Career Advisors! 

  • Provide individual career assistance to students during Walk-in Hours
  • Critique resumes and cover letters through the Document Drop Program
  • Deliver presentations to classes and student organizations on career topic

Contact the PCA Team at: or call 615-898-2500 
Document Drop: Assist you with your resume or cover letter within 2 business days. More info here.


2019-2020 Team:
Kelsey Bowen Desirae Skelley Robyn Sessler Hannah Morgan
Xavier Davis Chase Poole Brooklen Siler Stella London


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