Resumes, cover letters, curriculum vitae (CV’s), LinkedIn profiles, personal statements and employer correspondence play an integral role in your internship or job hunt. In almost every situation, these documents are the employer’s first impression of your skills and professionalism. As you craft each of these documents you are creating a personal brand for yourself that will precede your face-to-face interaction with an employer. Therefore, each of your documents should be flawless in spelling and grammar, consistent in content and message and tailored specifically to the employer, company and position.
As you draft these documents, keep the job description at the forefront of your mind. Make sure you emphasize experiences in your resume and examples in your cover letter that are consistent with the skills the company is looking for in their next hire.
Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn Profile Reviews
Once you’ve written the first draft of your resume or cover letter, swing by for our daily walk-in resume and cover letter reviews on Monday through Thursday 1 – 4 p.m. Exceptions: extended hours 1 – 5 p.m. on September 17; and no reviews on September 2 and November 27-28. The last day of reviews for the semester will be December 5.
If you’re applying for a specific position, bring the job description with you so we can help you best emphasize your qualifications for that company. Whether it’s formatting, content, grammar or spelling, we can help ensure that your first impression lasts.
First impressions are important and your LinkedIn profile is often the first link that occurs when Googling your name. We have added LinkedIn profile reviews alongside our scheduled daily resume and cover letter reviews. Make sure your on-line presence matches the quality of your resume. Stop by during scheduled review hours to receive tips and advice to polish up your LinkedIn profile prior.
If you would like to have your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviewed please stop by our office in Reynolda Hall, Room 230 or call us at 336.758.5902 to schedule a meeting with a career counselor.