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GPPH – Resume and Cover Letter

A strong, professional resume is the foundation to career success. The resources below will guide you in developing a public health resume that highlights your relevant skills and experiences. Once you have a draft of your resume, book an appointment with a career counselor for one-on-one support.

Build a Public Health Resume: 

Choose a resume format. There are two common formats for resume writing: Hybrid and Chronological. Hybrid resumes list more relevant experiences at the top; they are a good option for those making a career transition or those with less public health experience. Chronological resumes list all professional experience in chronological order starting with the most recent position at the top; these resumes are great for someone more seasoned in public health or a related field. For a more detailed explanation, check out the Resume Format Selection presentation below. 

 Build your selected resume. Once you’ve determined which resume format is right for you, watch the presentations below to learn more about building your resume.

Draft your resume. Use the templates below as a guide to drafting your professional resume.

Be sure to reference the Action Verb list and Transferable Skill document as you build your resume.

      Once you have a draft, make an appointment with one of the career counselors to review it with you!

Cover Letter Resources: