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As of August 2, , our long-standing placement files system was retired. Skip to main content. Contact Us Career Services Bouillon career cwu. The resume is not a substitute for effective marketing and interviewing. While the resume is your primary marketing tool, it alone does not result in a job offer. The purpose of the resume is to get your foot in the door and allow for dialogue and consideration by an interested employer.

There are many ways to develop your resume. Use your own intelligence and imagination when developing your resume. Do not use a resume wizard or builder program; it will not do your skills and qualifications justice. Create an accomplishment history - Brainstorm and write down everything at this point that you feel may have merit. Temporary headings can help you brainstorm. Use it as a mechanism to appropriately convey emphasis and organization to your information and skills. Be consistent with alignment and appropriately use left, center, and right alignment.

Make use of bold, underline, and italics to emphasize different aspects of your resume, such as headings and titles. One-page, conventional resumes are typically most appropriate. Rather than being creative in the design and format of your resume, demonstrate your creativity in the content you choose. Library of Sample Resumes. Be sure to follow special instructions for supplemental application materials. If possible, save all of your documents in one PDF and attach them to your application.

Customize your resume for each application. Employers initially scan a resume in 30 seconds before deciding if they want to learn more about you.

Review the job description and consider the responsibilities for each position you apply to. Make changes to your resume accordingly. Resumes and Cover Letters: We also have a great article that will help you decide which coach and service is right for you. Final drafts of written materials containing spelling errors, inconsistent tense or inconsistent formatting. Working drafts that contain errors do not constitute a refund. Any missed deliverables listed on the service pages pre-coaching assessment, follow-up email, calls, etc.

If a cancellation request is made when a package is partially completed, we will issue a refund for only the sessions which have not started pre-coaching assessment is starting point. Individual sessions will not be refunded following the first call.

Once a session is completed, we cannot issue a refund unless there is grounds for one LINK: However, we strongly recommend you express any questions, concerns or comments to your coach. In nearly all cases, your coach will be able to help you find a resolution, as long as you communicate with them. Once the final version of the resume or cover letter is delivered, we can not issue a refund. Should this issue arise, please communicate with your coach to work toward a resolution.

This resolves nearly every case. If you are not satisfied with your initial call, contact care. If you are not satisfied with your first draft, contact care. Browse Filter Coaches Filter Courses.

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