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Resumes & Interviews

Professional preparation

Show employers what you’re made of by providing proof of your value

Your resume, cover letter, 30-second elevator pitch and portfolio are key elements in your job-seeking toolkit that, together, present your educational background, skill sets, experiences and passions to employers. These elements are how you market yourself, shine a spotlight on your personal brand, and ultimately, land you an interview.

  • Resume

    Allow your resume to emphasize your skills, goals and accomplishments, and capture your personal brand.

    Tips & Samples

  • Cover Letter

    Highlight your qualifications and make a powerful first impression with a strategic, customized cover letter.

    Tips & Samples

  • Elevator Pitch

    Create an impactful pitch that touches on what you can offer to the workplace and reiterates your interests. 

    Tips & Samples

  • Portfolio

    Build a visual demonstration of your skills and present your best work with a print or digital portfolio, or demo reel.

    Tips & Samples