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Checklist for Cover Letter 

Your cover letter should be:

  • Presented and formatted in a professional business manner
  • Addressed properly
  • Clear and concise and include:
    • Content Introduction
    • Content Body
    • Content Conclusion
  • Written in a professional style and include:
    • Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
    • Clear and accurate sentence structure

Checklist for Resume 

Your Resume should be clear, concise, and well-organized and it should also include your:

  • Name, address, business phone number, and e-mail address (top center of resume)
  • Profile: 2–3 sentences describing goal and positive attributes/characteristics
  • Certifications and licensure
  • Education
  • Professional experience
  • Honors/awards
  • References

Checklist for Portfolio

Your Portfolio should be clear, concise, and well-organized and it should also include your:

  • Personal philosophy statement
  • Self-assessment
  • Personal goals (short term and long term)
  • Achievements
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Diplomas for formal education
  • Letters of recommendation
  • References (list names, affiliation, and contact information)
  • Certifications
  • Certificates of attendance for continuing education
  • Transcripts
  • Publications
  • Oral presentations and/or poster presentations