- Plan your career
- Discover who I am
- Learn about your personality, interests, values, skills, and abilities; start to define your career goals; and begin to shortlist your options
- Explore my options
- Learn how to conduct occupational research, options for studying and working, and trends in the world of work
- Choose my direction
- Learn how to evaluate your options, make a decision, and take action
- Achieve my goals
- Learn how to define and reach your goals through goal setting exercises, work and volunteer opportunities, extracurricular involvement, networking, and professional development activities.
- Join the workforce
- Learn how to write a resume, develop your interview skills, network like a pro, and find the hidden (and not-so-hidden) job market
- Continue to develop
- Learn about re-careering, relocating, leaving a job, losing a job, and professional development
- Home page
- Go to the Plan My Career home page
Resumes and Cover Letters
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Resume Builder and Stylist
- Design high-impact resumes based on your major and career goals
- Easily create resumes in several formats, including Word-compatible, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML
- Manage an unlimited number of resumes
- Include your resume in your own professional website, which you can update, deactivate, and reactivate as your career progresses
Your resume is an important marketing tool that advertises the experience, education, skills and accomplishments you offer to potential employers. It is designed to demonstrate to potential employers that you would be a valuable member of their organization. Your resume should present information in a manner and sequence that best connects your background with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.
Cover Letter Guide
Every resume you send should be accompanied by a cover letter - a powerful tool in communication your uniqueness and personal qualifications. The primary purpose of the cover letter is to acquaint the prospective employer with your unique talents and skills, and to arrange an interview to discuss employment possibilities.
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) Guide
Despite its venerable name, a curriculum vitae is simply a specific type of resume commonly used for medical and academic (teaching and research) positions.