The following tips and documents should help you prepare for job applications and interviews. These documents should serve only as models or templates to consider as you prepare your own application materials. For additional assistance in preparing your cover letter and/or résumé, contact KCC’s Career and Employment Services .
- 5.1: The Foundation of a Résumé
- The résumé is a direct representation of you – a marketing tool that best highlights your experience, education, and skills as they relate to the position that you are applying for. How you present this is open to interpretation, and the style will vary.
- 5.2: The Cover Letter
- The cover letter highlights your skills, values, and goals as they pertain to the needs of the company to which you are applying. It is important to the note that the cover letter will be used as a method to evaluate your writing ability and style. Can you give your readers a reason to call you for an interview? Can you “sell” yourself and your skills in under one page?