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Resume/Cover Letter Advice

Your Resume’s Growth

We all learn and grow, every year, without fail. So should your resume. As you experience and grow more, your resume should slowly fill up, leaving less blank space on the paper. For example, as a high-school student, there’s a big chance you’ve had fewer jobs than a college student. As a first-year, you’re going to have (probably) less to put on your resume than a senior. Here are some rules as it relates to improving your resume… over time.

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Resume Introduction & Building Skills

Most Bentley students know what a resume is, but there are different ways to think about the document, which can give you a creative advantage as you create yours!

 

So, what’s a resume?

A resume is a story that can get you hired.
It must be true and include your best, most impressive achievements.
The document is important and ever-changing.
Most importantly, it is often your first impression.
A solid & neat resume is the most powerful career tool …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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What Are Your Top 5 Strengths?

Make sure you highlight your strengths in an interview or on your resume! It helps employers get some insight into who you are!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Meet With Your Career Coach: Readiness Checklist

Use this checklist to prepare yourself for your next meeting with your Career Coach. This ensures you are utilizing the time to the best of your abilities!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Cover Letters & The 2 Ways To Do Them

There’s no doubt that a resume is unanimously voted to be the most important and talked-about document when candidates apply for jobs. However, there are other application materials you need to worry about. To list some of the common ones you might have to attach include:

Cover Letters
Unofficial or official transcript
References
Letters of Recommendation

Cover letters are almost just as common as simply needing to attach a resume, though, so let’s discuss them. Cover letters serve three main …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Infrequently Used (But GREAT) Resume Categories

If you go to Bentley and have taken CDI101, you have a resume. Hopefully, you even have a good one. The common problem that early resume development causes is that, with the combination of utilizing a template and not having a lot of experience, many people’s resumes end up looking very similar. Most student resumes will have these basic categories:

Contact Information
Education
Work Experience
Leadership Experience

 

These are all great, important, and usually necessary to include. However, if …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Soft Skills Defined

Employers are always looking for you to highlight your soft skills on resumes and on LinkedIn but what are they? Check out this definition and some examples to spice up your profile to be employer-ready!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Gear Up for Professional Development, Still Seeking Seniors!

Are you a senior still in the job search process? The Pulsifer Career Development Center has created the GEAR UP program to be there for support at every step of the full-time job search process.

Some resources that will be covered include:

Resume update
Cover letter assistance
Putting your Career Action Plan together
Learning about additional job search resources
Discuss what is working, and what is not in your job search

Students are able to attend as many sessions as …

By Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Alyssa Hammond
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Saying “Managed” And “Helped,” But Better

Power-backed resume and interview words are hard to start using. In fact, so many of them are words that we don’t utilize in our daily vocabulary and so it might feel strange and out of our comfort zone. It’s true that we want to be seen as genuine and act like ourselves during every part of our job search, but it’s also true that powerful words that we may not use during talks with our friends can help us get …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Actuarial Listen and Learn Follow up!

Were you interested in going to the Actuarial Listen and Learn last week, but then something came up?  Or, you just needed a screen break for a little while?  I have good news!  We recorded the program so that you can watch on your own time.  Check out the recording here to learn from our amazing panelists!  I hope you enjoy!

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Melissa J. Sawyer
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