Resumes

Make a great first impression on prospective employers with a polished resume and cover letter. Start creating them with the articles and samples here, then stop by ECAC for a one-on-one resume review session.

Resume Writing Tips

Your resume is a marketing document; thus, it delivers a specific message about you to your target audience. The finished product should be a simple, clean summary of your qualifications. The following are general resume guidelines for engineering students.

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Cover Letter Tips

The goal of the cover letter is to create strong interest in you, encouraging the employer to look at your resume. Think of the cover letter as a letter of introduction, an opportunity to make a favorable first impression. In addition to highlighting your qualifications, it illustrates your communication style and conveys professionalism.

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CV Writing Tips

There are fundamental differences between a curriculum vitae and a resume in the US - length, content, and use. A curriculum vitae, or CV, is longer and more detailed (two pages or more) and typically used for application to research and academic positions.

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References

You had a great interview and made a positive impression. The employer thinks you are an ideal fit for the position and would like to hire you. However, before extending an offer, most employers will contact a potential employee's references. Follow these tips for choosing and providing your references.

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Events

ECAC offers workshops covering a wide variety of job search subjects.

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Resume Review

For cover letter and resume reviews, please stop by during walk-in hours, 9-11:30 am & 1-4:30 pm.