A polished résumé, cover letter, reference list, and thank you are vital when seeking internships and full-time positions. To assist you in their creation, we have provided a series of templates to be used as a starting point. You will also find additional resources that you can use to perfect your image.
Twenty seconds! That’s the average time an employer spends reading a resume. Make certain that your resume follows the “three Cs:” clear, concise, and corresponding.
CLEAR: Your resume needs to make sense to the reader. It should neatly outline your work, education, skills, abilities, and interests.
CONCISE: Your resume should highlight important aspects about you to increase the interest of the reader. Remember the goal of your resume is land the interview.
CORRESPONDING: Your resume should illustrate relevant skills and accomplishments that link to the job you are seeking. Do not tell a story. Instead, use short, results-oriented phrases that will highlight your skills such as “Developed new recruiting initiative which increased membership by 50 %.”
Do use action verbs to describe your job duties. Here are some suggestions.
adapt administer analyze
approve arrange compile
coordinate conceive conduct
control create develop
demonstrate design determine
direct earn edit
establish expand expedite
generate increase initiate
increase innovate improve
instruct maintain motivate
negotiate originate promote
produce recognize reduce
revamp research revise
simplify solve support
Don’t forget, use past tense forms of these verbs when discussing actions that you have already completed.
There are two main types of resumes – chronological and functional. The chronological resume is the most common and works best for someone who is entering the formal job market for the first time or changing jobs within a career field. The functional resume focuses on skills, abilities, and experiences but not by specific jobs. This style works best for someone with a significant work history or someone that is changing careers.
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Networking Business Cards
Networking business cards are vital tools for students or graduates who are job hunting. They provide the opportunity to present critical career and contact information easily and professionally in both social and professional networking situations.
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