Create a Resume / Cover Letter

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.

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For your next position, you’re looking for a management role. You know you could lead a team of people, devising strategy and inspiring them to do their best work.

There’s only one problem: you haven’t actually been a leader before.

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10 Things You Should Never Include In A Resume

Your resume is a marketing document that needs to help you land your next role.

A lot of my clients believe that their resume needs to show everything that they’ve done, while, in fact, your resume is a targeted document …

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How to write a resume for a summer job

It can sometimes feel like a rather daunting task if you’ve never written a resume before. Depending on how much work experience you have and what areas that experience falls in, resumes can end up being too long or short, …

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Parker Dewey’s Micro-Internships program connects students with firms and organizations year-round for professional, paid projects. Micro-internships, in addition to campus recruiting and semester-long internships, allow Career Launchers to create relationships and explore career pathways while adding value to organizations.

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