Polish your written image and individualize your materials: Come by the O’Brien Center for Student Success to have your professional documents critiqued.
- Dissect the job descriptions of the positions you are interested in and mirror the qualifications in your resume and cover letters.
- We recommend you not use a template resume - they are too common and you want to stand out among other job seekers. Create your own by using Microsoft Word.
- Customize your cover letter, resumes for the employer and job to which you are applying.
- Make sure your online profiles are professional, be mindful that your name can be searched and whatever is attached to your name/profile will be seen.
This free professional networking site is a great place to not only build your professional brand, but also connect with others in your field. You can view job postings; have colleagues and supervisors post recommendations of your work, which can make you more visible to employers; and research companies and groups affiliated with your professional areas of interest. www.linkedin.com
Business cards typically contain the following information:
- Front side: Name, address, phone number, email address, and website (if applicable)
- Back side: bulleted profile/mission statement.