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Write a Resume & Cover Letter

RESUMES

A resume is a physical representation of your skills and accomplishments. It needs to be both impressive in content and flawless in presentation or many employers may be immediately turned off. You generally have less than 30 seconds to grab an employer’s attention enough to want to know more about you.

Tailor Your Resume
Every job is unique and each will target different skills and experiences you may have. Do not rely on one catch-all resume for every job. Instead, tailor each resume to the specific characteristics of the job to which you are applying.

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What’s in Your Cover Letter?

 

With New York’s phased re-openings underway, many of you may be starting to think about applying to jobs. With those applications however, employers may ask that you write a cover letter. This is a great time for you to …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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VMock Resume Review 24/7

Hello Everyone,

We certainly are in interesting times and we all are spending a lot more time at home. This could be a great time to work on your resume! In addition to being available for virtual student appointments (go …

By Allen Rossetti
Allen Rossetti Career Coach Allen Rossetti
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What could you do on a gloomy February day? Apply for summer internships!

The good news is summer will eventually be here – and you are much better off getting a summer internship than staying home or working the same part time job you’ve had since high school… This is your time to experience …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Eye tracking study shows recruiters look at resumes for 7 seconds

Career Coaches often stress the importance of having a well organized and targeted resume prepared for your job search.

The reasons include the fact that the resume is your marketing piece and your opportunity to showcase your skills, professional experiences …

By Shannon Hargrove
Shannon Hargrove Director, Career Education & Operations Shannon Hargrove
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A Hiring Manager Talks About the Best Resume he has seen in 20 years

Writing a resume can be a tricky task for many students. A Google search will yield several different templates. Here in the Career Professional Development office, our suggested format was developed using feedback that we received from both employers and …

By Allen Rossetti
Allen Rossetti Career Coach Allen Rossetti
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Career Team Hours – Virtual appointments

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