Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters

Apply Online Successfully: Learn about Applicant Tracking Systems

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you apply to jobs online? Does it feel like your resume falls into a black hole, never to return? Have you submitted lots of applications online with no responses? Keep reading to learn …

By Megan Pritchett
Megan Pritchett Graduate Career Advisor Megan Pritchett
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Tips for a Job Application Refresh

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Stuck at home due to the pandemic (or for any other reason)? Especially if you’re between jobs, this could be the perfect opportunity to hit reset and take a fresh approach to your job applications. If you’re looking to say …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job

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For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular …

By Shelby Simon - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Recordings from Get Hired Now: Purposeful & Prepared (June 15-19, 2020)

Get Hired Now Purposeful & Prepared June 15-19 2020

This isn’t the job search you expected—DU is here to help.

Get Hired Now is an annual program at the end of Spring Quarter to help graduating students learn the necessary skills to successfully land a job after graduation. This …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director Kyle Inselman
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Recordings of Prior Career Programs – Resumes & Interviews

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Alumni Career & Professional Development offers regular career programs in person and virtually. You can view the video replays of those covering Resumes and Interviews below.

Become a Hybrid Professional, 2020

More than Your Title (10:23)
“I’m a Hybrid” (8:45)

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development Cindy Hyman
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Faculty Tips – Integrating Transferable Skills into Syllabus Learning Outcomes

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Faculty are in a great position to link classroom learning to posts-graduation goals to help students see the value of their major coursework and common curriculum requirements. Writing, research, verbal communication, critical thinking, and data analysis are just a few …

By Jane Mall
Jane Mall Career & Professional Development Jane Mall
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Tips for Drafting a Resume in the U.S.

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If you are new to internship or job searching in the U.S., resume writing can seem a little daunting. Chances are, you have built a resume to the specifications of your home country, but might not be sure how to …

By Kimberly English
Kimberly English Career Advisor Kimberly English
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What Wonder Woman and Hermione Granger Can Teach Women about Career Success

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I recently talked with an international student who expressed how hard it was for her to write her resume. Culturally, she had been taught that promoting herself was bragging and inappropriate. She came to the U.S. and our DU career …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Job Searching with a Chosen/Preferred Name

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It’s the first thing you type in an application form, the biggest text on your resume, and the first thing a potential employer learns about you: your name. What captures us more succinctly and wholly than our name? It’s more …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director Kyle Inselman
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How to Include Honors and Awards in Your Resume

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If you are a student or a recent graduate trying to find work, you may not have a lot of experience to list on your resume. But you do have other achievements and accomplishments to show that you are a …

By Jane Hurst
Jane Hurst
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