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Eastern Illinois University

Career Services

Resumes and Cover Letters

RESUMES

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.

  1. Attend one of our Drop-In Review Hours - no appointment needed. 
        1. Tuesdays - 1pm - 3pm
        2. Wednesdays - 11am - 1pm
        3. Thursdays - 9am - 11am
  2. Make an appointment by calling 217-581-2412 or go schedule yourself on HANDSHAKE!

 

COVER LETTERS

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.

To ensure that your cover letter is in top condition, have it reviewed by one of our staff. Attend one of our Drop-In Review Sessions listed above or make an appointment by calling 217-581-2412 or on Handshake.

 

ACCEPTANCE/REFUSAL LETTERS

CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT

Career Services

1301 Human Services, Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2412
careers@eiu.edu

Office Hours

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm ;Friday: 8am - 12pm