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Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

The purpose of a resume is to grab the employers’ interest so that they will invite you for an interview. Most resumes will only get a quick 15-second scan by a potential employer before they are sorted into “yes” or “maybe” stacks for later consideration. During that first quick scan, employers will look for reasons to quickly screen out candidates.


Internship and Job Search

Internship and Job Search

Searching for a job or internship can be very difficult. Students often have so many choices and places to look they struggle with where to start. Here are some resources to help you begin the search process.


Graduate School

Graduate School

Tips and resources to help you find a program and apply for graduate school.


TypeFocus

TypeFocus

TypeFocus is a leading developer of online personality type resources. Established in 1997, TypeFocus is currently used by organizations across the world, including schools, employment agencies, colleges, universities, and corporations.


What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major?

This powerful resource connects majors with potential careers. Each major offers a list of common career areas, typical employer types, and strategies to maximize career opportunities in that discipline. At the bottom of each major page, view a variety of links to find websites with more information about related careers.


Networking and Social Media

Networking and Social Media

Research shows that as many as 90% of open positions are filled as a result of networking. The contacts you make, if cultivated and used wisely, can lead to future employment. Everyone has a network; it’s just a matter of thinking broadly and creatively about who is in it.


Career Closet

Career Closet

Free professional dress for Northwest students.


Interviewing

Interviewing

The interview is one of the most important parts of your job/internship search. It will usually be the employer’s first chance to have a conversation with you. Likewise, it is your opportunity to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job/internship.


Evaluating Offers

Evaluating Offers

Students who master the resume, cover letter and interview can find great success. They may even be offered more than one job or internship. So how do they decide which one to accept?


Business Journals

Business Journals

Access American City Business Journals information on more than 40 cities including Kansas City and St. Louis.