William & Mary – All about resumes, cover letters, C.V.s and your online profile

Career Services Advice on Your online reputation, resume and C.V.

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It is very important that you target your resume to  the specific job/internship or at the very least, to the industry/career field.  Additionally, your resume should emphasize results and accomplishments, not simply list tasks and duties.  These resources will help you.

Résumés

 Cover Letters

How to build and maintain your online profilesYour online presence is as important today as your résumé, if not more so.  Take the time to craft your reputation, or brand, professionally.  LinkedIn.com is the primary tool, but use other social media outlets, too.  

Create an academic C.V.

Some employers use the term ‘C.V.’ interchangeably with ‘Résumé.’ Unless you are applying for an academic-type of position, you should use the résumé writing guidelines above.  If you are applying to graduate school or to an academic-type of position, this is how you do it:

Creating a  European-style C.V.

The term ‘C.V.’ is often used in other countries instead of ‘Résumé,’ but they mean the same thing. The formatting is quite different, though, and you should research the norms for the country in which you are applying to see what information is expected.  Here is how to write an E.U.-style C.V.

Browse through the profiles of W&M alumni in  LinkedIn to identify skills and qualities to highlight in your resume, cover letter and online profile

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