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Resume Writing

The CBU office of Career Services has put together an informative collection of resources, questions, and considerations to help you write and review your resume! Check out this outline for a detailed guide for putting together a winning resume:


Career Exploration

Interested in learning more about your professional self or a career path that’s right for you? Find online resources, charts, and instructions at the career exploration worksheet below:


Job Application Correspondence with Potential Employers

The job search requires that you bring your best communication skills to the table. The most common cover letters are application letters, which precede your resume and explain who you are and why you are right for the job. Inquiry letters express interest in organizations when you are not sure if there are open positions. Networking letters serve to introduce you to professionals in your field of interest and help you develop contacts. Learn more about appropriate and successful communication between you and your prospective employer: 


Interview Success

Interviews are often associated with nervousness and sweaty palms. Preparation and practice will help alleviate some of the nervousness you feel as you prepare for the interview and help boost your confidence so that you make a positive impression on the employer. This packet includes information to help you prepare and practice: 


Job Search Strategies

Your job search is a process, and creating a winning plan will give you control to achieve your goals. While there are many ways to find a job, this guide can serve as a helpful sampling of techniques. The office of Career Services also has career counselors available to meet one-on-one. Email a Career Counselor here, or check out this guide to searching for that perfect job: 


NACE Salary Calculator

The National Association Of Colleges & Employers offers the free "Educate To Career" Salary Calculator for students and alumni. Based on the specific criteria that you provide (degree, region, experience, etc.), the Salary Calculator will give you a current average offer in your market. This is one of the most comprehensive salary tools available. Check it out!