How to Write a College Cv Essay

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Extension School Resumes and Cover Letters Harvard OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES Harvard University · Faculty of Arts and Sciences www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu CAREER AND ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER Harvard Extension School www.extension.harvard.edu/resources/career-academic-resource-center RESUMES and COVER LETTERS An Extension School Resource © 2012 President and Fellows of Harvard College All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the express written permission of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Office of Career Services. 2/12 Office of Career Services Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: (617) 495-2595 www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu RESUMES A ND COVER LE TTE R S Create a Strong Resume A resume is a brief, informative summary of your abilities, education, and experience. It should highlight your strongest assets and skills, and differentiate you from other candidates seeking similar positions. Although it alone will not get you a job or internship, a good resume is an important element towards obtaining an interview. Tailor your resume to the type of position you are seeking. This does not mean that all of your work history must relate directly, but your resume should reflect the kind of skills the employer would value. Find additional guidance on resumes and cover letters, as well as resume samples, on the OCS website. NEED HELP? • • • Attend a CARC Resume Workshop. Learn the nuts and bolts of getting started. See the OCS or CARC website for dates. Come to drop-ins. Every Monday (Sept. – May) from 1:003:45pm at 51 Brattle St, 5th Floor. Get any career questions answered and have someone look at your resume. Set up a counseling appointment. RESUME TIPS RESUME LANGUAGE SHOULD BE: • Specific rather than general • Active rather than

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