Resumes are the most common self-marketing and job application documents. Employers spend an average of 10 seconds pre-screening resumes, and you want to ensure you stand out among the pack. The purpose of a resume is to highlight your skills, qualifications, and past experiences in one succinct and easy-to-read document.
A cover letter is a one-page document that accompanies your resume in the job application process. In contrast to your resume (which includes short, bulleted statements regarding your skills and experiences), your cover letter allows you to explain 2-3 key experiences in more depth and describe your unique qualifications. It’s a great way to show your personality and for employers to learn more about you. Plan on tailoring your cover letter each time you apply for a job.
For detailed information on structure and content, check out the Cover Letter Sample.
An interview not only allows for an employer to learn about your experiences, qualifications, and personality but also for YOU to gauge if the opportunity aligns with your professional goals.
Research: Before entering the interview, be sure to have a general understanding of the company and the position for which you are applying.
At its core, networking is relationship building and sharing information. It’s not as intimidating as you might think nearly everyone has participated in networking whether you know it or not! Check out our Networking Guide.
Job searching requires proactivity, organization, and time. The most successful job seekers use a variety of strategies to secure employment following graduation.
For students who are considering purchasing or owning a practice, we have several career consultants who specialize in contract negotiation, purchasing practices, and other entrepreneurship inquiries.
Contact Career Services for more information at email@example.com or 952-204-5128.