Create a Resume / Cover Letter

Your professional documents are often an employer or graduate school’s first impression of you so you want to make sure they are effective at communicating your unique skills and interests. Explore the resources below to strengthen your documents or schedule an appointment on Ship Career Connection with professional staff and peer consultants to have your documents reviewed.

For sample resumes by major please see the “Resume Templates by Major” resources below.

Note: both Templates and Examples are found within the same document.

5 Essential Resume Tips for Students

The job market is competitive, so if you’re a student or recent graduate on the job hunt, you need to make sure your resume is compelling and persuasive. The good news is there are several small tweaks to make that …

By Andrew Fennell - Firsthand
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What Is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)?

As you’re searching for a job, you may notice that some postings ask you to submit your resume and others ask you for a CV. While you likely already know what a resume is, you might be wondering about a …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Get Your Resume Noticed In Seven Seconds or Less

You’ve been applying for jobs for what feels like forever, but you’re not getting anywhere: no interviews, let alone job offers.

A common reason you’re missing out on the interview round? Issues with your resume.

The average recruiter spends only …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
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What Are Transferable Skills? Definition and Examples

Even if you haven’t had your first professional job, chances are you’ve gained some transferable skills from internships, volunteering, classes, and even extracurriculars. Transferable skills, as the name suggests, are skills you can transfer from one job to another. These …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
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How to Upload or Add Your Resume to LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile supports and enhances your job application. You can go more in-depth about your skills, abilities, and accomplishments than on your resume. And because of this, you might not see the point of adding your resume to LinkedIn.

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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