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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Resumes and Cover Letters

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Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. -Henry Ford


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Selling yourself to employers is like selling a product. You have to market yourself. How do you do this? You need to identify selling points, decide on a method by which to communicate them to your target market and compose that communication effectively.


The purpose of the resume is to secure an interview, NOT a job! The cover letter is an introduction to the resume, generating interest on the part of the employer and leading him/her to want to learn more about you.


Job Search Handbook





Cover Letters


Thank You Letters

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Business/Networking Cards


Need more help?

Schedule an appointment with one of our career counseling staff, or stop by QuickStop if you just have a quick question.