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Resumes and Cover Letters

COL 101 & COL 110 - Fall 2015

Jenny Morris

on 2 August 2018

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Transcript of Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters
A look into the world
students are graduation into...
78% of employers initially
screen applicants by GPA.
Most common GPA cutoff is
Importance varies by major
After initial GPA screen, employers
are looking for two things:
1. Communication
2. Leadership
3. Analytical Skills
4. Strong work ethic
5. Teamwork
6. Problem-solving skills

# of Pages?
What order?
Include GPA?
Be consistent
Personal Pronouns
Action verbs/tense
One and done?
Top 6 skills sought by employers:
How are grads performing, in the eyes of Indiana employers?
Problem Solving Skills
Oral Communication
Professionalism / Work Ethic
Written Communication
25% Good - Excellent
25% Good - Excellent
18% Good - Excellent
29% Good - Excellent
18% Good - Excellent
Only 21% feel grads are ready for "prime-time"
(Indiana Business Council, July 2012)
Resume Tips
Resume Samples
Create Your Own!
Parts of a Resume
Sample Cover Letter
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