Did You Know…

• Employers make specific requests in the job posting to weed out those who do not follow instructions. It is wise to follow exactly the instructions as outlined in a job posting.

• A cover letter is not your resume. It is your opportunity to introduce yourself and provide a snapshot of your skills and qualifications that the employer is looking for. It highlights your specific abilities experiences and talents that make you an ideal candidate for the job.

• Your cover letter is critiqued on length, use of white space, format, use of language (free of spelling and grammar errors, and appropriate context). The cover letter consists of 4 paragraphs at the most, introduction, body and conclusion and always address to appropriate person/department according to the job posting.

• You should always ask your references prior to including them on your resume. If the posting asks for job related references, ensure that you have the current contact information and title for your reference and that you have specifically worked together.

• Your resume is brief and concise – no more than a page or two, a curriculum vitae (CV) is a longer (at least two pages) and more detailed synopsis. A CV is generally utilized for academic, education, scientific, research positions or when applying for fellowships or grants.

For more information, contact:
Michele King
Employment & Training Coordinator