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Resume & Cover Letter Tips

A resume is a summary of your qualifications for employment. It will typically let the reader know what type of position you are seeking and will highlight your education, experience, skills and other relevant information.

In most cases, employers will request that you submit a resume to be considered for vacancies within their organizations. The primary purpose of the resume is to get you an interview. The goal of the interview is to be offered the position.

A cover letter provides prospective employers with an introduction to you and your qualifications.

A cover letter also allows you to articulate how your skills, education, and experience fit the position for which you are applying.

For resume reviews, upload your resume onto Handshake Here. Resumes will be reviewed within 24-48 hours  with exception to University holidays and weekends. Office hours are from 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday.

For step-by-step instructions on how to upload a document to Handshake, click here. 

To view sample resumes and other helpful resume tips, visit the Career Services Handouts board in the Resource Library on Handshake. 

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