Résumés and CVs

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
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 Associate Director, Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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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 - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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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, Eastern CT, Rhode Island and College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources | Pronouns: she, her, hers
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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 …

By Beth E Settje
Beth E Settje Associate Director, Experiential Learning & College to Career Transitions | Pronouns: She/Her
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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
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
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 Associate Director, Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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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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