Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume and cover letter are key tools in your job search. At best, you have 30 seconds to make an impression on a potential employer.

It is important to take the time to develop your resume as it relates to the types of positions you are pursuing.

Things to keep in mind when writing both documents:

  • Be specific
  • Summarize your skills
  • Highlight your accomplishments

Resumes: Review tips and suggestions for writing or updating your resume.

Cover Letters: Learn how to develop a customized cover letter.


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