Tips for filling out online applications

  1. Allow yourself at least one hour per application.
  2. Be prepared to complete assessment questions.
  3. Have a Resume and Cover Letter ready to upload.
  4. Resume should include up-to-date information tailored to that particular job.
  5. Avoid over-clicking buttons - be patient.
  6. Always “save.”
  7. Re-read application before hitting submit.
  8. Do not leave fields blank.
     

A cover letter is a one page document that is included with your resume when applying for a job. It is meant to:

  • Introduce yourself to the hiring manager.
  • State why you’d be a good fit for the job.
  • Fill in places your resume cannot describe.

Links

Blank Cover Letter to assist you in creating your own document.

Cover Letter Power Phrases to help you create a stand-out cover letter. 

WHY ARE RESUMES SO IMPORTANT
The average employer spends only 10 seconds looking at a resume. In this increasingly competitive job market, you must have a professionally crafted resume to stand out.  The purpose of your resume is to make a good first impression, and if you cannot achieve this goal, then your chances of an interview are virtually impossible.

YOUR RESUME SHOULD ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

  • Who are you? 
  • What can you do for me? 
  • Do you have the skills I’m looking for? 
  • Where have you worked before?
  • Is your experience relevant to my needs? 
  • Do you have the right education and credentials? )
  • What kind of person are you? 
  • Do I see any “red flags” in your background? 
  • Can I easily get in touch with you? 

RESUME TEMPLATES
Typing a resume can be very difficult and stressful.  We have developed several templates to assist you in your resume development.  

Sample Career Objectives

Resume Template #1

Resume Template #2

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Resume Template #5

Resume Template Multiple Jobs

Resume Template Multiple Mentorships

Resume Template No Work History