Resumes and CVs

Are documents that summarize and highlight education, experiences, and activities relevant to career goals. A resumes documents skills and qualifications. A CV documents graduate research and teaching experience as well as publications and presentations.

There are two types of resumes: chronological, which lists experience in reverse chronological order, and functional, which groups skill sets together.

Cover Letters

Cover letters express your interest and qualifications for the position you are applying for.

References

A reference page is normally required by employers and should consist of 3-4 professional references.

Thank You Notes

Thank you notes should be sent to any individual who provides guidance in your job search and especially after a formal interview. Acceptable formats include hand written or electronic.

Content should include:

  • Reiterate interest in the position
  • Communicate appreciation of the interviewer’s time
  • Highlight specific experience/skills that make you a viable candidate
  • Be genuine, thoughtful and well-written
  • Be sent 24 hours after the interview
Sample Thank You Note
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