Résumés and CVs

Translating Farm Work Experience on a Résumé or During an Interview

Growing up and working on a farm has its benefits and challenges. It can sometimes lead to being so involved in the business that you may not experience other roles through internships or part-time jobs. Writing a resume or talking …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
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6 Ways Your Résumé Should Differ from Your LinkedIn Profile

Although your resume and LinkedIn profile are both important job-search tools, they serve slightly different purposes and are read by slightly different audiences under different conditions. As a result, they should never be identical.

Here, we explore the difference between building …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Associate Director, Student Engagement
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The Prescription for a Healthy Résumé

The thought of creating a résumé from scratch can be enough to keep you up at night, similar to the way a cold, a stomach bug, or any other medical ailment can keep you from getting a good night’s rest.  …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant | she, her, hers
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Three Ways Being a Career Intern Helped Me Land a Full Time Position

I came to be a career intern the same way that many of us did. I saw an email, completed the application, and gave it my best shot at the interview. As a freshman, I didn’t know much of anything, …

By Alex Argueta
Alex Argueta
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2019 Internship & Co-op Week: February 4th-7th!

It’s not too early to think about internships – especially for Summer 2019! Join the Center for Career Development from February 4th through the 7th for a week of internship and co-op related events. From an Internship Showcase to the …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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Important Information About the New HuskyCareerLink!

We are extremely excited to announce the new HuskyCareerLink powered by Handshake! The UConn Center for Career Development has collaborated with Handshake – a modern career development platform – to power HuskyCareerLink, replacing our current vendor, Purple Briefcase. Access to the …

By Lee Hameroff
Lee Hameroff Associate Director, Operations | Pronouns: he/him/his
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Just one page? Most likely, yes!

Odds are, no matter where you see yourself this summer or post-graduation, you are going to need a résumé. Simply put, a résumé is the best tool employers, mentors, and hiring managers have to gain more knowledge of your experience …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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3 Ways Your Cover Letter Lost You the Job

It wasn’t tailored.
Just like your résumé, your cover letter should be tailored to the particular position you are applying for! It should not contain general statements regarding our desire to work there, or how impressed you are by the …

By Corinne Golash
Corinne Golash
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Career Lessons from the Dark Knight Trilogy

Imagine coming across Batman’s resume; yes The Batman, the one who “Maintained the welfare of Gotham City by operating as the region’s number one crime fighter while holding a full-time chair position at Wayne Enterprises.” Now, your bullet statements probably …

By Amelinda Vazquez Rossitto
Amelinda Vazquez Rossitto Associate Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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Professionalism 101

You’ve probably heard the word “professionalism” thrown out in many different contexts, but what does acting professional actually entail? Professionalism spans far beyond dressing well or having an impressive resume. Rather, the way you act in your academic, extracurricular, and professional …

By Arianna Dines
Arianna Dines
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