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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tips for grads, part 1: resume and cover letter

Dream Job, next exit creative road sign and cloudsCongratulations to all of the recent and upcoming graduates! If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start searching for that dream job of yours. But first – do you know how to put together a resume and cover letter that will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants? In this three-part series, we’ll help you start your career search with some advice, tips and great resources to help you be successful.

First things first, and that is to help you put together that awesome resume. Here are some key tips and ideas to make sure you are providing your best story to employers:

Once you have your resume under control, start working on your cover letter. I believe this is the most challenging part; when I wrote my first cover letter, I didn’t know where to start. Here are some great tips that helped me and can help you, too:

Now that you are filled to the brim with advice about how to make a resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd, put your skills to the test and write your own. I know one employer that you could test those skills on … if you guessed GEICO, you are correct!



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