A resume is a summary of your qualifications for employment. It will typically let the reader know what type of position you are seeking and will highlight your education, experience, skills and other relevant information.
In most cases, employers will request that you submit a resume to be considered for vacancies within their organizations. The primary purpose of the resume is to get you an interview. The goal of the interview is to be offered the position.
A cover letter provides prospective employers with an introduction to you and your qualifications.
A cover letter also allows you to articulate how your skills, education, and experience fit the position for which you are applying.
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