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Career Exploration

It's hard to figure out what you're supposed to do 'the rest of your life'. No one thing or person can tell you what to major in or what career path you should take, but career assessments can provide direction so you can make the best decision for YOU.

Career Exploration

Resume and Cover Letter

Your resume is how you introduce yourself to a prospective employer. Are you making the best impression? Here are some tips to improving your resume.

  • Be as brief as possible to ensure your resume is read. One to two pages is ideal.

  • Be very selective in choosing references. Make sure your reference is qualified to address your skills, work ethic, and work quality. It’s never a good idea to ask a relative to serve as a reference.

  • Always be truthful about your work experience and accomplishments. Most companies will verify with a reference check.

  • Proofread carefully. Then ask a friend to proofread. Typos and grammatical mistakes are fatal in a resume.

  • Write a cover letter that summarizes your major skills and goals and tells a potential employer why you’re a fit for the position.

  • Format the resume in a way that is attractive and easy to read, but never place appearance over the actual content of your resume. Employers are interested in what you can bring to the position.

Resume & Cover Letter Examples

Cover Letter Example (.pdf) Resume Example (.pdf)

Career Literature

Below is a list of different books you might pick up a copy of to help you on your career journey.

  • Never Split the Difference. by Chris Voss
  • What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles
  • Skills for Career Success – Maximizing your Potential at Work. by Elaine Biech
  • Take the Leap – Change your Career, Change your Life. by Sara Bliss
  • Choose Possibility – Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail) by Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
  • The Long Game – How to Be a Long- term Thinker in A Short-Term World. by Dorie Clark
  • The Calling – Pursuing your Dream Career While Keeping Your Day Job. by Todd Conner
  • The Unspoken Rules – Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. by Gorick Ng