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Resumes & Cover Letters
You just heard about a great internship opportunity . . . A friend e-mailed you about an open position at her company that would be perfect for you . . . You saw a job posted online that looks really interesting . . . Now what? That's easy -- send in a cover letter and resume! Don't have a resume? Or your resume is outdated and needs to be completely redone? Never written a cover letter? No worries! Here are some tips to help you get started!
If you are not sure where to start, use the Resume Worksheet to help brainstorm all of your experiences and skills before you format your actual resume:
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Cover letters serve an important role in the application process. If you are planning to submit a resume, then you should also plan to submit a cover letter. A cover letter is an opportunity to:
- Introduce yourself to the company or institution where you are applying.
- Highlight your qualifications for the position.
- Express your interest in the position and how your experiences are a good match for that position and the company.
- Showcase your written communication skills.