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Resumes and Cover Letters

The Academic Success and Career Center is switching it’s drop-in meetings to be entirely online in support of social distancing guidelines.  You will now schedule an appointment via Handshake for a future time and complete a Zoom appointment.  With the screen sharing technology present in the video conferencing software Zoom we can review your application documents and navigate resources together in real time so that we can achieve the same level of collaboration that we could in person.  Schedule your meeting today!

Resume Designs

A resume is a targeted summary of your education, skills, accomplishments and experience. A resume serves as an introduction to potential employers and is often the place where they get their first impression of you. Whether you are applying for a job, internship, graduate school or a leadership position here on campus, your goal should be to build a solid resume that quickly captures your reader’s attention and makes them want to advance you to the next step in the process (typically an interview!).

You should never underestimate the power of a solid resume! Employers and recruiters typically take 10 – 20 seconds to do an initial review of your resume, so capturing and keeping their attention is crucial.

Whether you are working on updating your resume or writing a resume for the first time, you should consider taking a look at our Resume Writing Guide. If you are looking for information on how a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is different from a resume, you should consider reviewing the basics of a Curriculum Vitae.

 

Resume Tips Tutorial:

 

Resume Worded

Additional Resources for Resumes and Cover Letters

ASCC Resume Packet

Curriculum Vitae Design

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