Cover letter & Resume Building Workshop
Cover Letter
Cover Letter Sample
Resume Sample
Words to use…or not to use Here are some examples
Following up on a status of an application
Following Up
Follow-Up Pros and Cons
Using CareerCoach
Networking and Job Search
Questions and Review
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Cover letter & resume building workshop

1. Cover letter & Resume Building Workshop

Cover letter
Resume Building Workshop
Linda Kevorkian
Externship Site Coordinator

2. Cover Letter

• A cover letter introduces you, explains your purpose for writing, highlights
a few of your experiences or skills, and requests an opportunity to meet
personally with the potential employer.
What to Include in Your Letter
As with all cover letters, the body of the letter is divided into three sections:
Introduction, which details why the applicant is writing.
Body, which discusses relevant qualifications.
Closing, which thanks the reader and provides contact information and follow-up

3. Cover Letter Sample

Key Points
Introduce yourself
Acknowledge the Position and
“Sell yourself” Describe what you have
to offer
Thank the employer for the opportunity
Include follow up information

4. Resume

• A resume is a self-advertisement that, when done properly, shows how your
skills, experience, and achievements match the requirements of the job you
Heading, Your Name, Address, Number and Email.
Objective, This can be optional
Education and Skills (Before or After Experiences)
Experiences (Reverse chronological, most recent first)
Accomplishments, Awards or Honors
Activities, Volunteer work, Organizations and Roles

5. Resume Sample

Key Points
A resume should be about 1 page, 2 the most.
Font size should be 11-12 and easy to read.
Margins should be at least 1.5
Name and Sections should be bolded.
Keep it relevant to the job you are applying
Always use black ink

6. Words to use…or not to use Here are some examples

Power Words
Over used words
“Related Coursework”
“Job Duties”
“Proven Ability”
“Married with Children”
“Hard Worker”
“Result Oriented”

7. Following up on a status of an application

• How to long to wait to follow up?
• It is usually best to wait a week or two before making an
inquiry. It's important to give the employer enough time to
review job applications and to get ready to schedule

8. Following Up

Key Points
Wait at least 1 week
No later than 2 weeks
You can email or call
Include the Title of the Position
Mention relevant experience
Include your contact
Be thankful for their time

9. Follow-Up Pros and Cons

Shows you are interested
Shows enthusiasm and passion
May seem pushy or impatient
May take away time from

10. Using CareerCoach

As a CSI student, your CareerCoach will personally guide you through
tailored development sessions to ensure you are fully prepared to start
your job search and most importantly your career. Your CareerCoach is
assigned as a resource and will work with you throughout your program.
CSI Website
Career Coach

11. Networking and Job Search
• Networking
• Mobile App
• Job Search
• Job Search
• Mobile App
• Resume
• Job Search
• Mobile App
• Job Search
• Mobile App

12. Questions and Review

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