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Resume & Cover Letter Assistance

Resume Assistance

A resume is used as a marketing tool and its purpose is to grab the attention of the employer. By highlighting your education, experiences, achievements, activities and skills, employers are able to see if your qualifications meet their requirements. A well-polished resume is the first step toward getting a job. Unsure how to start? Refer to the Resume Starter Kit while either writing or updating your resume.

Cover Letters

A cover letter individualizes your application, introduces the resume, and gives focus to certain experiences. Cover letters offer employers a way to assess your communication skills. It is important to tailor each cover letter to each position, showing a high level of interest and motivation. Refer to the Cover Letter Quick Guide or cover letter section in the Resume Starter Kit for assistance.

You can receive assistance from the Director of Career Services, the Placement Coordinator, the Student Support Coordinator, or one of our trained Student Career Assistants. For more information or to schedule an appointment please stop by the Office of Career Services, GTL Learning Commons, call (607) 735 -1830 or email