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Resumes, Cover Letters and References

A resume is a marketing tool designed to demonstrate how your experiences, strengths and skills fit the needs of a particular opportunity. The goal of a resume is to get the interview! Consider the following resources for help with resumes, cover letters and references. Download the guide.

5 Things You Need to Know About Resumes

  1. Customize resume to the job
  2. Upon initial review, you have about 6-8 seconds to get the employers attention
  3. Include key words from job description
  4. Make your resume relevant to employer with your skills/experience/education
  5. Begin bullet points with action words (assist, train, create)


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Last Updated: 1/5/24