Résumés and CVs

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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Transfer Student Series: Résumé Tips for Transfer Students in 2020

Maybe you have finally encountered your dream internship opportunity, or maybe you are just trying to take the next step on your career path. No matter what the reason is for working on your résumé, you should be proud of …

By Meghan Jerrild
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When an Entry Level Job Requires Experience…

As a recent college graduate, you’ve spent years studying, you’ve earned a degree (or two) and according to the job posting, you still don’t qualify for an entry-level position. It’s a classic catch-22, you need experience to get a job, …

By Caitlin Cincotta
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Two Phrases to Stop Using in Your CV and Résumé

It is reported that hiring managers spend as little as six seconds scanning a résumé. Think about it …

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!

This means that your content needs to be easily reviewed and that the action verbs …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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How Can I Utilize Military Experience to Apply For Jobs?

As you think back on your time in the military, you may reflect on the skills you’ve learned and improved, and how to bring those skills into a civilian workplace. There are many transferable skills from your active service that …

By Victoria
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How to Fix Résumé PDF Formatting Issues

You know the feeling. You have your résumé reviewed, make edits, and are now confident it represents your experience and skills perfectly. One last thing to do: convert your Word document into a PDF. You look and see that all …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Meet the Researcher – Xiaomei Cong

Babies who are born prematurely have to fight through days, weeks, or even months of stressful existence.

University of Connecticut School of Nursing professor Xiaomei Cong saw this struggle firsthand working as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care …

By Anna Aldrich
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What to do when it seems like you have nothing to put on your résumé

As a student, the pressure to build a strong résumé is high. There are lots of sample résumés out there – perhaps some that belong to your friends and classmates – that seem to have endless experiences and accomplishments listed on them. …

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Writing a Compelling U.S. – Style Résumé 

As an international student, it is essential to understand the expectations hiring managers have for U.S. résumés as each country has its individual recommendations. Developing an effective document that not only highlights your education and experiences but also meets the guidelines of what American employers expect, is instrumental …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Virtual or phone appointments- even easier than finding Wilbur Cross!

If you’ve made it this far and found our website, I’ve got great news! Meeting with a Career Consultant is just a couple of clicks away. If you are finding yourself wondering about the current state of the job or …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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