Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews 

We know the frustration. Coming up with all the right answers is a difficult process and you are not alone if you find it an overwhelming process. Are you overqualified, underqualified? Does your resume have too much information, not enough, are you using the right terminology?  Cover letters and resumes are important and we are here to help you every step of the way. Below are some great tips to help you get started. Once you have submitted your resume, we will help you fine tune it to elevate your marketability and personal brand.

  1. Tailor your resume for each job—show the company that you are interested in the particular job they are advertising.

  2. Skip the “Objective” section and focus on your skills.

  3. List the most important information first.

  4. Keep it simple and avoid fancy design elements. The automated system you upload to most likely won’t be able to read elaborate design elements and might skip over important parts of your resume entirely.

  5. Metrics, metrics, metrics—list quantifiable data whenever possible.

  6. Keep your resume to no longer than two pages.

  7. Don’t include controversial information. Anything that would be illegal for an employer to ask should not be on your resume.

  8. Check and recheck your resume for spelling, grammar, and formatting errors. When you’ve finished reviewing it, get another pair of eyes to check it.