Applying for Jobs
On average, each job opportunity receives 250 applicants. How do you rise to the top?
Whether you are applying for student employment, internships, summer jobs, graduate school, or a full-time position, you need application materials that efficiently and effectively represent you and your skills.
The Career Center’s Advisors are here to guide you through the application process. Start here with some great resources, then go to Handshake to schedule an appointment with an E&H Career Advisor to review, fine-tune, and ensure that you have effective application materials.
A resume is a concise and tailored document that provides a snapshot of your relevant qualifications. The resume gets you the interview!
Resume Pro Tip: Don’t downplay your experiences. Whether it’s work, volunteer, research, project-based, or extracurricular, the skills you have gained are valuable!
Editable Formal Resume Template– This resume template is designed to ensure that you provide hiring teams with an easy to scan document that highlights your relevant experiences.
First and Second Year Resume Example – This example is great for students who feel limited in experience but need to submit a resume for student employment, summer experiences, and internships.
Professional Resume Example –This example serves as a guide when creating your formal resume for internships and full-time jobs.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) tend to be multiple pages and are most often used for graduate school applications and occupations that value your academic experience as a top qualifier. Therefore your CV will likely be formatted to focus on your academic background.
CV Pro Tip: Even though CVs encourage applicants to share more information about their experiences, you still want your most relevant skills to be highlighted within the first two pages of your CV.
CV Example (Coming Soon!)
A cover letter is an introduction to you, your resume, and why you are applying. It is not simply restating your resume, but instead it is your opportunity to build a relationship with the reader and inspire them to engage with your resume and to request an interview.
Cover Letter Pro Tip: You can create a cover letter template to use each time you apply for a new opportunity. However, it is essential to build a relationship with the reader by tailoring the content to each specific opportunity.
Cover Letter Guide - A quick and helpful resource that guides you through the formatting and content of a great cover letter.
The most important thing you can do before an interview is to prepare!
Interview Pro Tip: Research the organization prior to the interview. Pay close attention to new initiatives, mission statement, products/services, and vision. The “About Us” section of their website is a great place to start.
General Interview Questions -Practicing these questions will help you to be ready for almost anything you are asked during an interview. Practice, practice, practice!
How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview - Multiple rounds of virtual interviews are likely to be a part of your job search experience and this resource provides you with great tips on how to be your best self in a virtual environment.
Schedule a Mock Interview with an E&H Career Advisor to practice and receive constructive feedback that enhances your confidence with formal interviewing.
Did you know that we offer our students free photos that can be used to help elevate their digital professional presence? Make an appointment for your free photo(s) to ensure that you are ready to present professional LinkedIn and Handshake profiles as well as any additional needs for professional self-promotion!
Communication is consistently ranked as a top skill that employers are seeking.
Email Message Template- Utilize this email template when an opportunity requires you to apply or express interest by submitting your documents through email.
Expressing Gratitude - A thank you note (or e-mail) should be written anytime someone has assisted you with your application process from serving as a reference to providing an interview.
Thank You Pro Tip: It is best to send a thank you email within 24 hours of completing an interview to ensure the hiring team receives your note of gratitude prior to making a hiring decision.
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