How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter

Learning how best to add experiences to your resume, and write a compelling cover letter is a necessary component of the job search process.  Find resources here to help guide you.

3 Easily Fixable Things Your Cover Letter And Resume Are Not Doing

For a successful time-effective job search, you need to have both an excellent resume and an excellent cover letter.

While most employers do not require you to send a cover letter, sending one after all might only speak to your …

By Andjela Milenkovic - Ivy Exec
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Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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7 Verbs Leaders Need on Their Resumes

It can be difficult to summarize your leadership expertise on your resume. What’s the best way to describe your leadership style without sounding as though you’re bragging? Are certain verbs more effective than others? Which words do human resources professionals want to …

By Deborah Sweeney via Fairygodboss - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Personalize Your Email Alerts!

What if the perfect career advice or job is just waiting to land in your inbox? Don’t miss the alert that changes your entire future! Personalize the alerts you receive and choose how often you receive them. Check out the …

By Thomas Guzowski, U of R Employee
Thomas Guzowski, U of R Employee Assistant Director of Marketing
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Ramp Up Your Résumé | Action Verbs

Action verbs are those little extra words that make sentences explode with energy. And when it comes to your résumé, …

CV Downloadable Template

Did you know that CV stands for Curriculum Vitae? That means your life’s work. This format, similar to the resume, …

Resume Essentials and Free Downloadable Layout

When it comes to building a resume from scratch, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the details you should …

How to Make a Cover Letter by Allison Fraiberg, Ph.D.

Job Search Cover Letter Tips

Here are some tips for crafting vibrant cover letters that will captivate hiring managers during …

Translating your Learning Abroad Experience to an Employer

Sure, your international experience was “Awesome!” and “Amazing!” and you “had the time of your life!” But how can you …

Accomplishment Statements

Employers are interested in more than the tasks you performed on a particular job. They want to know about accomplishments, …

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