Create a Résumé / Cover Letter

Here you’ll find guidelines for creating a solid résumé and a tailored cover letter. For industry-specific advice, be sure to check out the Career Communities. When you’ve got a draft of your résumé or cover letter completed, bring it to CLS drop-in hours Monday–Friday, 2–4:30pm.

Who Needs a Professional Website?

Take your spot on the web with a personal website. Today, there are tons of options for creating a personal website quickly and easily. You don’t need to know about webhosting or writing code—a host like Wix offers templates you …

By Robin Bourjaily
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Five ways to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

LinkedIn is, arguably, THE place to be for professionals these days, social media or otherwise. In the post-pandemic world, networking online is more important than ever, and, of course, LinkedIn is the place where most job applications live.

The first …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to write a standout cover letter

When applying for jobs, cover letters are an easy way to set yourself apart from the crowd and help you move on to the next round of consideration. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should write your cover letter in …

By Dahlia Keen - College Recruiter
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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Writing a Resume

Stacey Gordon
View Stacey’s LinkedIn Newsletter Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal…

Designing a Resume for Creatives

Ina Saltz
Whether you’re a recent college grad or a seasoned professional, your resume is the most important career document in your…

Resume Makeover

Jenny Foss
If you’re looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible,…

Writing a Cover Letter

Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

Cover Letter Tips

Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

How to Highlight Your Job Skills

Chris Taylor
There are many skills that people possess in order to do their jobs successfully and competently. You have skills you…

Find Your Dream Job: Interview Techniques and Resume Writing

Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Find your dream job. This course is for people who want to be excited to go…

Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

Jenny Foss
Job seekers typically understand that there’s some sort of digital barrier standing between them and the jobs they see advertised…

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