Resumes and Cover Letters
The most effective resumes are not mass produced but written for a single employer with a particular position or goal in mind.
A strong resume and cover letter combination may be your only chance to land an interview. Most recruiters take only 30-60 seconds to review resumes and decide if they wish to go further with that candidate. So it's important to make your resume stand out!
To ensure that your resume is in top condition, have it reviewed by one of our staff.
- Attend one of our Resume Workshops or
- Make an appointment by calling 217-581-2412 or online.
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If you send a resume, you must send a cover letter along with it.
A cover letter is either a formal letter or an email that is sent to an employer to introduce and highlight your resume. Use your cover letter to bring your resume to life and tell the employer why you are best candidate for the job.
- Cover Letter Quick Tips
- Cover Letter Template
- Sample Cover Letters
- Acceptance/Refusal Letters (samples)
To ensure that your cover letter is in top condition, have it reviewed by one of our staff. Attend one of our cover letter clinics or make an appointment by calling 217-581-2412 or stop by 1301 HSC.