The purpose of your resume is to showcase your skills, education, and experiences, along with emphasizing the qualities you bring to an employer or organization. A well-organized, tailored resume will increase your chances of landing an interview for the opportunity that you want. Utilize the links below to create and build a dynamic and effective resume.
- Beginning Resume Writing Guide
- How to write a job description
- Tools for creating your best resume
- Resume review checklist (always remember to proofread and edit your resume!)
- How to tailor your resume for a specific opportunity
- Develop content that takes your resume to “the next level.”
- Resume Examples:
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- When to use a Curriculum Vita (CV)
- Categories to make your CV tailored to your career field
- Tips to modernize your CV
- Sample CVs
If you search “are cover letters necessary?” you will find statistics to support all answers to that question – yes, no and sometimes!
Some studies say that only 18% of recruiters consider cover letters important. Others state that 56% of employers want applicants to send cover letters. Read more here. If there is an opportunity to add a cover letter, we say do it. Keep your cover letters focused, short, and personalized, and some of them may help you get an interview!
- Best practices in cover letter writing
- Cover Letter Outline
- The Best Cover Letter Examples for Every Type of Job Seeker
- Sample cover letters (coming soon!)
Want more details about cover letters?
Here’s an in-depth article – 31 tips on writing a cover letter