Writing a resume and cover letter

Students learn how to write a cover letter and resume.

Year Level




60 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students write a cover letter and resume that reflects their skills and abilities.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • understand the importance of resumes and cover letters
  • develop a resume
  • write a cover letter.
activity 01

Class discussion 10 min

  1. Discuss with students the importance of resumes and cover letters.

Key discussion points:

  • Resumes are our personal marketing tool.
  • They outline our personal skills, interests and experiences.
  • Cover letters should be tailored to the job you are applying for.
  • Grammar, formatting and language are important, as these are formal documents.