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Cover Letters and Resumes
Transcript of Cover Letters and Resumes
Patrick Hutchison Objectives Not Always Necessary When distributing at a career fair Limit to two to three sentences Customize for each job application Keywords from the Job Description Make it relevant What to include: Type of position
How hiring you would benefit the firm Education Expected highest degree first Incorporate relevant courses Include: GPA if greater than a 3.0
Relevant extracurricular activities Experience Include all experience listed chronologically, most recent being first Quantify the work you've done
with specifics Be Truthful.
Don't get carried away when describing past work Proofread your resume! SKills Anything not previously mentioned of importance Examples:
Proficiency in Microsoft office
Ability to work well in teams Formatting Consider:
Consistent punctuation and typography Put a header at the top with your contact information What not to include:
Title: "Resume" or "Fact Sheet"
Age, Race, Religion, Gender
Reasons for leaving previous positions Cover Letters Personalizes your resume Customized for each prospect First thing the employer sees Presents new material from your resume What to Include The first paragraph should include how you found out about the job and why you are applying Second paragraph should include why you should be considered for the position Third paragraph should include how the qualifications in the previous paragraph benefit the employer as well as your plan of action End your cover letter with a salutation and your signature Formatting Your Cover Letter Questions???