Resume vs. Cover Letter
What exactly are resumes and cover letters?
A resume is a document used and created by a person to present their background, skills, and accomplishments. It is formatted as a list of experiences, education, and qualifications.
A cover letter is a written document that outlines a person's qualifications and interest in a certain job position.
So, a resume is a list of your experience and a cover letter allows you to explain why you think you are a good fit for the job.
Usually, employers will make clear in their job ads or their application websites whether or not they want a resume, cover letter, or both. Many jobs require both.