Your Job Search Documents
The average American
will change careers--not just jobs--about 6 to 8 times during his/her adult life.
Company loyalty? It went bye-bye with platform shoes and poodle skirts.
Today, you are your own company, and you had better start looking out
for number one--or else.
Writing a resume may be
one of the most important pieces of writing you ever do. There are many
personal choices you must make prior to writing your resume. What is
your career objective? What skills can you describe to illustrate
to an employer that you are the right person for the job?
While you will write your
final resume when you graduate, the purpose of this thread is for you to draft
the initial versions of the various types of resumes and other job search documents you will need.
You read that right--you will need more than one resume and you will need a variety of personal career documents. Below is a
list of links that you will also find helpful as you write your professional document set:
Professional Document Set
Contact Letters & Others
for Document Sets
This is an excellent website overall, and this section is devoted
entirely to helping students just getting out of college.
Fixing the Top 10 Resume Boo-Boos.
Rockport Institute. I especially like the page on formatting your resume
for visual impact on page 4.
Tech Career Lab
Excellent info on the "scannable" resume, which you must have.
A collection of links to resume and cover letter tutorials.