Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To Get You Noticed

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Resume and Cover Letter Tips That Are Sure To Get You Noticed

  1. 1. RESUME & COVER LETTER Tips That Are Sure To Get You Noticed
  2. 2. Your Resume and Cover Letter… Should connect professional skills and personal abilities with the tasks believed to be important to the successful completion of the internship or job Should look professional -correct grammar, punctuation, spel ling, and appropriate word choice
  3. 3. Finding Your Path… Identify your:  Interests  Values  Skills  Personality preferences
  4. 4. Your Resume What should be included…  Contact information  Objective  Educational background  Experience related to job description/internship  Previous employment  Volunteer experiences  School affiliations
  5. 5. Keep in mind that you may have more information than you think to put on your resume. Even if you don’t have formal work experience, you can include other types of work like babysitting or lawn mowing and volunteer Resume
  6. 6. References Who would make a good reference…  Teachers/Academic Advisors  Group Leader/Coach  Volunteer organization leaders  Neighbors  Business acquaintances  Customers
  7. 7. Your Cover Letter • Should add value to your resume • It should not just repeat your resume, you should add new information in it • Should show how your background is relevant to your resume Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview and having your resume ignored.
  8. 8. Cover Letter…  Employer Contact Information (if you have it)  Name  Title  Company  Address  City, State, Zip Code  Salutation  Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name, (leave out if you don’t have a contact); or Dear Human Resource Director  Do not write To Whom It May Concern  Body of Cover Letter  lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up  First Paragraph  should include information on why you are writing  Middle Paragraph(s)  should describe what you have to offer the employer; mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for  Final Paragraph  conclude by thanking the employer for considering you for the position – include information on how you will follow-up  Complimentary Close  Sincerely,  Respectfully yours,  Signature
  9. 9. Making Sure You Get Noticed!  BIG BOLD NAME  Sell yourself!  Use Action Verbs  coordinated, assisted, planned, implemented , managed  Keep it simple
  10. 10. Your resume may be the only chance you have to make an impression, so you want to make it a good one! Make a Good First Impression

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