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Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing

Job Search Elements

 

You’re not just looking for a job, you’re looking for a great job that builds on the interests you’ve explored, the experience and skills you’ve gained and the education you’ve earned. 

Key elements of a successful job search include:

Resumes 

Cover Letters 

Interviewing

Thank you letters 


Writing a Great Resume

Looking for a job? Here are the do's and don'ts to writing a great resume!

Resumes and Cover Letters

 

Resumes 

The resume showcases your accomplishments and skills as well as your education.  A good resume and cover letter gets you in the door for an interview. 

  • Pick up our Quick Tips on Resumes handout from the Office of Career Services.
  • Have your resume reviewed during walk-in hours or call 303-556-3664 or stop by Tivoli 215 to set up an appointment at the Office of Career Services.
  • Post your resume on MSU Denver JobLink for quick application to jobs online

Sample Resumes

Business Resumes

Art and Social Science Resumes

STEM Resumes

Federal and Military Resumes

Other Resume Resources

The Damn Good Resume

Rebecca Smith's eResumes & Resources

QuintCareers: Resume and CV Resources

MSU Denver Job Search Resources

Resume Creator

Do you need help with formatting your resume?  We have two resources to help you.

Resume Creator provides a few simple templates to help you start your resume, then download it into MS Word for further editing. Once your resume is complete, be sure to upload it into the “My Documents” section of JobLink in order to participate in campus recruiting and apply for jobs.

To get started, log into JobLink and look for the Resume Creator tab in your account under “My Documents”.

JobLink also has a Resource Library that contains resume samples to help you get started.  Find the Resource Library in the left sidebar menu of JobLink.    

Be sure to have your resume reviewed by a Career Counselor or Career Advisor. Contact Career Services for more assistance with resumes and job search.

Cover Letters 

Each cover letter needs to address the needs of that specific employer.

  • Start by reviewing the Quick Tips on Cover letters from the Office of Career Services.
  • Have your resume reviewed during walk-in hours, call 303-556-3664 or stop by Tivoli 215 to set up an appointment. 

Cover Letter Resources

200 Letters for Job Hunters

JobStar Cover Letters

MSU Denver Career Services on Researching Employers


Interviewing Video

Learn the do's and don'ts of how to ace the face-to-face interview!

Interviewing & Thank You Letters

 

Interviews

Professional interviewing requires practice.  Employers expect you to discuss your skills and experience as they relate to the job.  There are several options for interview practice to help you do your best. 

  • Start by reviewing the Quick Tips on Interviewing from the Office of Career Services
  • Schedule a mock interview in the Office of Career Services.  You can ask to have your interview video recorded to review your non-verbal and verbal communication

 Interviewing Resources

Job-Interview.net

Interviewing Tips

Dress for a Successful Interview

Dress for an Interview

Interview clothing resources

MSU Denver Job Search Resources

 

Thank you letters

In a competitive job market a well-written thank you letter is more important than ever.  Employers now expect a letter that is focused on your interest in the organization and how you fit the job. 

  • Start with the Quick Tips on Thank You Letters in the Office of Career Services.
  • Have your letter reviewed during walk-in hours, call 303-556-3664 or stop by Tivoli 215 to set up an appointment at the Office of Career Services. 

Advice from Monster on Thank you letters



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