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Résumés, Cover Letters, & More

Conducting an effective job/internship search requires résumé and cover letter preparation as well as interview practice.

The Center for Career Development recommends that you meet with a Career Adviser to review the résumé and cover letter and conduct a mock interview. The following resources will assist you in successfully marketing yourself for a job.

Getting Started:

Résumé Building Guide:
A résumé is a brief written account of your personal, educational and professional qualifications and experience. Résumés are your own personal “marketing tool” designed to grab and attract the attention of potential employers. A résumé should interest an employer in getting to know more about the product (you)!

Thank You Notes:
It is important to send a thank you note after each interview you attend.  This note shows the employer that you recognize that they took the time out of their busy day to meet with you. In a thank you letter, it gives you the opportunity to reiterate your strengths, make additional points you may have forgotten to mention, as well as gives another example of your written communication skills.

Additional Online Resources:

Leader of the Pack (Résumé How-To) (NACE)

The Art of Writing Cover Letters (NACE)

Monster College - Guidelines for résumé writing.

Quintessential Careers - cover letters, résumés, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, career tests and quizzes, and more career resources.

Monster Resume Center: Features targeted résumés, samples cover letters, résumé components and dos and don'ts.

Helpful resource on résumé & cover letter dos and don’ts

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