Whether you are deciding on a major, looking for information on graduate school, seeking job-searching advice or assistance with resume and cover letter writing, we have resources to help.
Resumes and Cover Letters
In today’s competitive job market, your cover letter and resume are often times the first impression employers will get of your work and fit for a position. Reviewers spend between 5 and 30 seconds reviewing resumes. Make sure yours counts!
Your cover letter is likely the first time your written communications skills will be seen. Be sure to clearly articulate your reasons for applying for that specific job or internship, and the qualifications that make you a match for the position.
The resume also needs to be tailored to each position you are apply to. The goal is to create a resume that will:
- Summarize and highlight your experience and background relevant to the position in you are interested
- Market your applicable competencies and accomplishments
- Motivate an employer to interview you
At GMC, students are encouraged to sign up for a mock interview prior to graduation. The Office of Career and Personal Development offers mock interviews by appointment throughout the year to help prepare you for the real interview. We can help provide you with job interview tips, the one question to ask, and how to follow up with a thank you note. To participate, contact Career and Personal Development and we will schedule either a one-on-one or committee type interview depending on your needs.
One of GMC’s most valued resources is our alumni who are willing to be contacted by students who are interested in their field of work. Get inside information from someone with the same educational background as you and experience in the field you want to know more about. Contact Career and Personal Development if you would like to connect with an alumna/ae in your field.
To set up an appointment to meet with OCPD Staff to prepare your portfolio, learn how to interview, connect with GMC alumni, or begin your job search, email firstname.lastname@example.org