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Application Materials

Application materials are your introduction to a prospective employer. Regardless of your field or intended industry, every job seeker needs a résumé and a cover letter. Other application materials, including portfolios, are more industry specific. Knowing what is expected of your industry is critical to a successful job search.

  • Résumés

    Your résumé is often your primary introduction to a prospective employer. Marketing your experiences and abilities in one page might seem impossible, but it's a major key to getting an interview.

  • Cover Letters

    Cover letters are a job seeker's opportunity to infuse interest and personality into their job search. Learn to complement your resume with a cover letter that tells a potential employer who you are, not just what you can do.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    A curriculum vitae, often referred to as a CV, demonstrates your broad professional and academic accomplishments to a prospective employer. Depending on your industry of choice, having a CV may be an essential component of your career. Learn when to use, why they are important, and how to craft a winning CV.

  • Portfolio Development

    Depending on your industry, a portfolio is an excellent way to showcase your skills, talents, and previous work. Learn more about what should go in a portfolio and how it can give you a competitive edge in your job search.