College Grads: Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Stand Out

Q: I will be graduating from college in a couple of months. Although I have excellent grades and lots of extra-curricular activities, I’m having a really hard time finding a job. From what I’ve experienced, it seems like companies aren’t doing much college recruiting this year. What can I do to improve my chances of getting a good job, so I can start my career off right?

A: If you’re a college student looking for an internship or your first job, the key to finding success is to distinguish yourself from other entry-level job seekers. Even with minimal experience, it’s possible to impress hiring managers – if you take time to research their companies, adapt your resume and cover letter to their requirements and interview effectively. Let’s take a look at how to customize your cover letters in a way that will capture a potential employer’s attention.

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