Resumes and Portfolios

Your resume is "you" on paper. Is it strong enough to get you an interview?

Professional job search requires preparation and planning. To get that first interview, you must get through the initial screening process by presenting an impressive resume and cover letter to your potential employer.


A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills that proves you can perform a specific job. It highlights your accomplishments and demonstrates evidence of your qualifications. It’s not your life history; it’s a statement addressing your fitness for the open position and needs of the employer. Its purpose is to get your foot in the door for an interview.

Cover Letter

A cover letter gives you a chance to sell your resume to an employer in order to land an interview. Well written cover letters demonstrate that you are a serious, professional candidate who is sincerely interested in the position available. The letter should be concise and professional, and showcase your written communication skills to capture the employer’s interest.

Career Portfolio

A career portfolio is a job search tool that provides tangible evidence of your qualifications and career readiness to a potential employer. It portrays your marketable and transferable skills through a collection of artifacts, a self-reflection of your experiences, and a record of your achievements.


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