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When searching and applying for jobs, your resume and cover letter are the first thing that employers look at! Here are some tips and tricks, as well as different types of resumes and cover letters that you can use to your advantage to make sure that you land the job the first time!


The resume is your marketing tool for getting the interview. This is the employer's first impression of you, so it needs to be excellent! Being a summary of your employment qualifications, a resume should highlight your education, experience, skills, and other relevant information. Below are some things to consider when crafting your resume:

Cover Letter

Like your resume, your cover letter is an important self-marketing tool, and is the first impression you will make on a potential employer. The functions of a cover letter are to demonstrate a fit between you, the company, and position; to show that you can contribute to the organization as a whole; and to convince the employer to offer you an interview. Here are some tips for making sure that your cover letter is up to the job:

Want your resume or cover letter reviewed by Career Services?

To make an appointment to have a career specialist review your resume or cover letter, schedule an appointment in Handshake, or call 970.248.1404.