Career Center Handouts
"Our mission is to assist you in finding the work that you love and were meant to do"
The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are. It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of capturing and emphasizing interests and secure you an interview. It is not an autobiography. Since your resume is a primary tool in your job search, it needs to be carefully written and critiqued.
Your resume may be used for applying for jobs, internships, volunteer work and even your college entrance application.
Remember: your cover letter is a reflection of you and how you approach your work
The interview is one of the most important phases of the job search process. Your resume and cover letter are simply tools to get you to the interviewing stage. The interview is your opportunity to convince an employer that you are the right person for the job.
“A strong resume will get you the interview, but a strong interview will get you the job”
As the interviewee, the main purposes of the interview are to: