During the application process for any scholarship, entrance to a program or employment opportunity there are a variety of tools you will need to utilize in order to ensure you make the best impression possible. Learn best practices in each of the following areas using the guidelines and instruction provided.
A resume is a summary of your qualifications, education, and experiences related to an opportunity you are seeking. To make the best impression, your resume must be clear, concise, and compelling. Use the following guidelines to help you craft a resume that puts your abilities in the best light.
Letters to Employers
In addition to your resume, cover letters and other professional correspondence are your tools to make and maintain a positive impression. While résumés provide an overview of your qualifications, education, and experiences, cover letters and professional correspondence introduce you as a candidate, establish relationships, and nurture lasting relationships between you and the organization or your contact.
Networking is the process of building and maintaining professional relationships for mutual support. It not only helps you in finding opportunities, but also assists in building meaningful relationships with people in careers, industries, and organizations of interest to you.
In the context of applying for opportunities, an interview is a meeting focused on determining if you are the candidate who best fits the opportunity you have applied for and if the opportunity is the best option for you. In this document, you will find an overview of the interview process including the purposes and types of interviews. Additionally, you will find tips for what to do before, during, and after an interview to ensure you make a great first and lasting impression.