Resume/Cover Letter/LinkedIn Reviews

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Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Hours
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Monday - Friday

2 pm - 4:30 pm (Last check-in: 4:15 pm)

Last day for Spring 2024: May 1st

Check Hours and Announcements for Fall/Winter/Spring Break Hours Updates.

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Summer 2024
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TBD

What is a Resume/Cover Letter Review?

A Career Center staff member will spend 10-15 minutes reading your resume or cover letter and will give you specific, detailed feedback on changes and improvements that could make your document stronger and help you stand out when you apply to internships, jobs, or graduate schools.  Please bring a physical copy of your resume (or cover letter).

Resume and Cover Letter Reviews are a "Drop-in" service.

No appointment is required. Students are seen in the order in which they arrive. A printed copy of your resume (or cover letter) is required.

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Who will I meet with during the review?

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Most of our resume and cover letter reviews are done by our Career Services Paraprofessionals (CSPs). CSPs are undergraduate student employees of The Career Center who have received special training in resume and cover letter best practices, and they are well-qualified to give excellent advice as peer mentors.

Sometimes, our Graduate Assistants or Career Coaching staff will step in to help with resume and cover letter reviews during very busy times. We also do our best to refer graduate student resumes and CV's to GAs or Career Coaches for review if they are available.

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What should I bring to my resume or cover letter review?
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Bring a printed copy of your resume or cover letter.

There is no public printing available at The Career Center.

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What should I expect during a resume or cover letter review?
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Your reviewer will take a few minutes to read your document. They may ask you some questions, or ask if you have any questions or areas you would like to focus on. Then, they will provide suggestions and feedback to strengthen the presentation of your experiences and strengths, based on their knowledge of what employers or graduate school admissions representatives are looking for. Don't be surprised if your reviewer writes on your paper! These notes will help you remember the comments later when it is time to edit.

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Can't Come to The Career Center in Person?
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We have online reviews too! If you can wait 3-5 business days for feedback, submit your resume or cover letter online and receive written suggestions from Career Center staff.