Your resume is a way of marketing yourself for the job you apply for. You want to show your employer how your skills and experiences can add value to their organization! Learn more by looking through the examples and templates listed here and watching the video below!
It can be difficult to write a resume and cover letter without a lot of prior experience in the workforce - how can you get experience without any prior experience!
But don't worry - you DO have experience! Think creatively about your time here at Park University, and leverage your experience on your resume and cover letter. Consider...
There's no hiding the fact that you are a new graduate or in the middle of your degree - but that doesn't mean you have NO experience!
Need help translating your college experiences into something you can talk about with a potential employer? Contact the Career Development Center! We're here to help! firstname.lastname@example.org
A cover letter introduces you and your resume to potential employers or organizations you seek to join (non-profits, educational institutions, etc). It is the first document an employer sees, so it is often the first impression you will make. Take advantage of this important first impression and prepare the reader for your application, stating why you are writing, why you are a good match for the job and the organization, and when you will contact him or her.
Cover letters do more than introduce your resume, though. A cover letter's importance also includes its ability to:
The following resources are a compilation of tips and strategies to guide you throughout the writing of your cover letter. Please refer to the sample cover letters for a picture of the finished product.
Good luck writing!
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