Résumés and CVs

Job Search Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Across UConn’s campuses, there are numerous offices and departments available to support and guide LGBTQ+ students in their career search process and preparation.  Within the Center for Career Development, LGBTQ+ students can find strong and applicable resources and assistance related …

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant Spencer Hayes
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Words Matter – Closing the Deal on Your Résumé

For students looking to start a career in sales or marketing, you know that the right word, phrase, or piece of punctuation can make or break the deal. An effective résumé incorporates some of the same strategies one might use …

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What Exactly Happens After I Apply?

When clicking “submit” on an electronic application do you know what really happens? Have you considered the many audiences to which your application materials must appeal?

As Derek Attig shares, “If it’s all keywords and no story, they won’t find …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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8 Competencies for Career Readiness

Employers within the U.S. evaluate job applicants on holistic measures – a demonstration of skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities required to effectively transition into the workforce and successfully perform a job.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) outlines eight …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Should I Come Out During My Job Search?

The fear of rejection and discrimination is prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community and “coming out” is not as simple as a one-time, momentous occasion. It is a continual process where one must evaluate who, when, and how to come out, …

By Andrea Gonzalez
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Which Address Should I Use on my CV or Résumé? 

When reviewing graduate students’ CVs or résumés one of the first questions I am asked is, “What address should I use?” While I wish I could provide a simple answer, this question most often merits a bit of conversation and …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Resume Basics for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | December 22, 2020

Did you know the average time an employer spends looking at a resume is less than 10 seconds? That’s not a lot of time to make a great first impression! To get recognized as …

By Shelley Awe - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Religion & Your Résumé

Your résumé provides employers with a first look at who you are and what you may be able to contribute to their organization. When your faith is an integral part of your identity, you may wonder whether information about your …

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations Mary Malerba
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Winter Break Workout – Career Edition

Attention Graduating Students! Use the winter break to position yourself as strongly as possible, in your pursuit of a new job or graduate school. Whether your plans are set or not, this four to five-week hiatus is an excellent time …

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