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Elements of a Cover Letter


Following the header and company contact information, your letter has three primary components: the introduction, the body, and the closing. Each has a distinct purpose. Writing Preparation Before you begin, make some notes about what you want to highlight. Which … Read more

Why You Need a Cover Letter


Do you really need to send a cover letter with your résumé? The answer is yes. Even though many resumes are now uploaded to online systems, or sent via e-mail or other electronic methods, a cover letter or a shorter … Read more

What Not to Include in Your Resume


What Not to Include in Your Resume Some things are inappropriate for a resume or simply better not to include. Here are some rules of thumb about what to avoid. Personal Information Do not include personal information such as your … Read more

Putting It All Together for Your Resume


“A real benefit to preparing your résumé is that none of your prep work will go to waste. Every minute you put into it can be used throughout the networking, correspondence, and interview process.”—Susan Britton Whitcomb, quoted from Résumé Magic Your … Read more

Interview Etiquette


Interview Etiquette The phrase, “Actions speak louder than words” is true. Most communication takes place nonverbally. In addition to preparing your answers for the interview, also prepare how you will act before, during, and after the interview. Another common phrase, … Read more

6 Things to Do the Night Before an Interview


Often, the anticipation in the days leading up to a job interview can be even more stressful than the interview itself. So it’s important to channel that nervous energy to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success come interview … Read more

LinkedIn Professional: Profile Development Tips


LinkedIn is a tool for students and alumni to build connections, but frequently, many don’t quite know how to maximize their digital presence online. LinkedIn is one of many tools you can use to create a digital stamp that embodies … Read more

A New Approach to the Traditional Resume


Imagine putting together a resume that includes: Active hyperlinks to direct employers to work samples, websites, blogs, projects, and audio and video clips; Touches of color or unique fonts; Material with images, graphs, and text boxes; and/or LinkedIn, Pinterest, websites, … Read more

Preparing for Your Video Interview


Your next interview may not be face-to-face—it could be through Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, or a webcam. According to one recent survey, 55 percent of employers have used video interviewing as a college recruiting tool and more and more employers … Read more