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Resume Writing

Whether you are a candidate for the position of general manager, marketing manager or trainee, your resume must highlight your skills, accomplishments and work experience in a way that distinguishes you from hundreds of other candidates flooding companies’ mailboxes. A good resume grabs the reader’s attention and increases your chances of being called for an interview. Potential employers use the resume to make an initial assessment of your skills, which can possibly lead to an interview. Consider your resume to be your sales tool. This one sheet of paper needs to convince the employer that you, out of all the candidates, deserve a job interview. Along with the content, the appearance of your resume should be neat and professional.

Cover Letters

A cover letter is an important part of your communication with an employer in your process of searching for a job or an internship. While the resume provides an overview of your background, the cover letter gives you the opportunity to highlight those aspects of your background that are most relevant to the position you are seeking. A good cover letter would encourage the employer to learn more about you by reading your resume and meeting with you for an interview. It would also present the employer with a sample of your writing skills.

Personal Statement

Graduate and professional schools generally require a written statement as part of the application. It is commonly referred to as a personal statement, statement of purpose, or motivation letter for an admission statement/essay. The statement may vary in format and word count, and can be unstructured or include a series of questions that need to be answered. It is also common to find a series of six or more questions to answer when applying for sources of funding, such as scholarships and fellowships.

Meet a Career Advisor

Our career advisors are available to meet with you individually and assist you. They are certified and trained to listen to your needs, help you increase your self-awareness and job market understanding, and coach you in developing a plan to reach your career goals. However, it is up to you to make career decisions, act on your decisions and make your career plan a reality. Confidentiality of personal information, assessment outcomes, and credentials is guaranteed.

You can schedule an advising appointment on your CareerWEB account | Counseling Appointment Section

Attend a Workshop

The Career Center offers a variety of workshops to guide you throughout your career journey.

RSVP for a workshop on your CareerWEB account | Events Section