Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come across the words “cover letter optional” on a job posting, you might feel a weight lift off of you. After all, your application just …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Read a Job Description the Right Way—So You Can Stop Sending Resumes Into the Void

When’s the last time you read a job description? If you’re currently job hunting, your immediate answer might be something like “last night” or “a few minutes ago.” But ask yourself: When’s the last time you really read a job …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef up …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They and How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job Search?

There’s no way around it. In your job hunt, your skills matter. They tell potential employers not only what you can do, but how you can do it and even who you are. All your skills can generally be divided …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Career Quick Tip: Building a Strategic Resume

Always keep in mind that your resume is above all else a marketing piece. And what you are marketing is YOURSELF – your specific skills, focus and credentials to demonstrate your proven ability to execute a specific role. Just like with …

By Sarah Stockwell, MA
Sarah Stockwell, MA Associate Director of Career Services
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