Your resume and cover letter are a brief "advertisement" of your skills, knowledge and relevant experience. Their content and appearance are extremely critical as they are your first contact with a potential employer and will determine if you will receive an interview for the job you are seeking. Ideally, your resume and cover letter should emphasize your strong academics while also expressing your uniqueness and individuality. Typically, employers spend less than 15 seconds reviewing your resume before making the decision to consider you for an interview - it is imperative to grab their attention with content and formatting.
See recommended resume formats below:
Don’t forget about a strong cover letter: