Graduation is just around the corner!
In last week’s Senior Series 2023 installment last week, we discussed getting started from scratch with the job search – what to think about, resources available to Catamounts, and how to search for the job that suits you best. In this week’s installment, we’ll discuss tips on:
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Crafting Your Online Profile
Your resume and cover letter should be tailored to each position you apply to. The job description is your cheat code. Use it as a checklist to make sure you are addressing as many requirements as possible. Consult our Guide to Resumes webpage for tips and examples.
Check out this video from a previous Career Center workshop on resumes:
Your cover letter is your chance to showcase your personality, goals and passions that might not be obvious from your resume. In addition, you can elaborate on how your experiences have made you the person you are. Your resume answers who, what, when, and where. The cover letter fills in the why. See our Guide to Cover Letters for more tips and examples.
Check out this video from a previous Career Center workshop on cover letters:
Crafting Your Online Profile Having a LinkedIn profile is highly recommended – think of it like an extension of your resume. (And include your personalized LinkedIn URL on your resume) You do not have to be very active, but establishing an online presence allows you to present the professional “you” to potential employers.
- Make sure your photo is appropriate for your field.
- Write a headline that includes keywords an employer might search.
- Check out some ideas for writing your About Me section.
- Fill in your education and work experience.
- Get started using it!
This video on LinkedIn shows you how to set one up and start to use it for researching career paths and looking for jobs:
Remember: Your @uvm.edu email
Your @uvm.edu email won’t last forever so be sure to:
- Add your personal email to Handshake to maintain access to all the opportunities there (Learn how).
- Create or update your UVMConnect account with a personal email to engage with a robust network of alums.
Your career journey requires a lot of independent work and initiative but know that you’re not alone. Collaborate with Career Center staff, employers, alums and fellow graduates in this week-long series of workshops.