Job Search Info
The resources below will help you create written materials to use in your job search.
Your resume provides an overview of your individual skills and qualifications that employers seek. Utilize the tools below to create or edit your resume.
Career and Employment Services Resume Guide and How-To (PDF, 525KB): Use this guide to learn about what to include on your resume and find tips for making it look appealing.
CareerOneStop Resume Guide: Create a resume that helps you stand out in today's job market with this step-by-step guide.
Job Center of Wisconsin Resume Publications: Find a basic guide to writing your resume.
Cover letters provide an opportunity to introduce yourself and sell your skills to a prospective employer.
Thank You Notes
Always send a thank you note after a job interview. A tailored note makes a solid impression with potential employers, differentiates you from other applicants and reiterates your interest in the position.
Social networking sites have become a popular job search tool for both job seekers and employers. Here's what you need to know before you log on.
Authorization to Disclose Academic Information and Grades
Whether applying to graduate school or for a new job, letters of recommendation often are necessary and almost always help your application stand out. To help your references, write them a concise letter requesting their participation.
Student Reference Request form (PDF, 777KB)
- Make sure to give references at least three weeks to complete their recommendations.
- In your request, be as specific as possible. Where is the letter going? And for what purpose?
- If you have not been in contact with your reference recently, include your updated resume with your request.
- Always write a brief note thanking your reference for his or her time.