Résumés and CVs

Top 3 Cover Letter Mistakes and How to Fix Them

One of the keys to landing an awesome job is starting off on the right foot with the recruiter. Writing a strong resume and filling out your WayUp profile are the best ways to get started, but if you want …

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Your semester to-do list starts now!

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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3 Ways to Stand Out (For the Right Reasons) During the Job Application Process

It can be disheartening to fill out multiple application forms or send out hundreds of CVs – only to be met with silence… The job hunt is so competitive that most recruiters will not get back in touch or even respond …

By Amanda Rose
Amanda Rose
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The Real Reasons You Didn’t Get a Call Back

Applying to a job (or internship or co-op) can feel like sending your application into a black hole, to hear back months later, if at all. What’s worse is not hearing back after an interview that you thought went well. …

By Kelsey Keefe
Kelsey Keefe Career Consultant
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Ask About It: Do I really need to update my resume

 

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How can I make my résumé fit on one page?

You have probably been told that a résumé is typically a one-page document that highlights your educational background, experiences, accomplishments, skills, and interests. Upon receiving this advice, you may have found yourself thinking, “How am I supposed to fit all …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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It’s not too late to find a summer internship (I promise)!

I know what you’re thinking, “Ana, it’s too late to find a summer internship.” But, hear me out – it’s not! Students are still finding opportunities and recruiters are still working to review resumes and interview candidates. While it you may …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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Can I add this to my résumé?

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Can I add this to my résumé?” Regardless of whether you’re asking because you need to fill in some gaps or because you’re just curious, I have some good news; the answer is almost …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Need help adulting?

Do you have questions about life after graduation? Adulting can be hard, but don’t worry we can help!

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM the Center for Career Development is hosting “Beyond UConn, Transitioning to Life after …

By Amelinda Vazquez Rossitto
Amelinda Vazquez Rossitto Associate Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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When to “Let it Go” in your Job Search

Searching for full-time jobs for the first time can be an overwhelming process. Not only is it time consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining, oftentimes the process itself feels like a mystery. If you haven’t worked full-time before it can be …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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