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Identify Your Story

It is important to determine which pieces of your story you want to share on a resume, cover letter, personal statement, or during an interview. 


Your resume is a snapshot of your story. It should be a living document that reflects your evolving story. It will assist you in landing your next opportunity.

Cover Letters

Cover letters are hard to write. They must be purposely written for a specific audience. There is no such thing as one perfect cover letter. A new cover letter should be written each time you need one.

Personal Statements

Writing personal statements or application essays can be a daunting task. These documents must be intriguing to the reader and demonstrate your strengths in writing, grammar and storytelling. Having others proofread these documents is critical.

LinkedIn Profiles

Social media has become a major form of communication in all aspects of life. LinkedIn is a professional-oriented social networking tool that enables you to grow your network of professionals.


You have done the hard work to land an interview. Although it may be exciting, it can also be very nerve-racking. Just like everything else you want to perfect, practice is key!

What’s Next?