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Bear Network: Top 10 Resume & Cover Letter Tips

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Chris GarciaChris Garcia
May 28, 2020

Stay connected to fellow UNC alumni and make social distancing more Bear-able by joining our FREE virtual Bear Network Connections.

Each of these events feature members from across the Bear Network speaking to new and diverse topics. Giving you someone new to meet and something new to chat about every few weeks. These events are recorded, so even if you aren’t able to watch live, the insight and connection featured is available for you to watch on demand, at your convenience.

Top 10 Resume & Cover Letter Tips

On May 28, we had the pleasure of connecting with UNC alumna and career counselor, Elizabeth Mahoney '05. In our conversation, Elizabeth shared her most effective tips for writing strong resumes and cover letters, and provided insight on how to highlight your experiences to employers in today's job market. Watch our conversation for a complete description on how to implement each of her 10 resume and cover letter tips.

  1. Each Document Serves A Purpose
  2. This Is About YOU
  3. Add A Professional Summary
  4. Always Be Truthful
  5. Highlight Your Transferrable Skills
  6. Tailor Your Documents
  7. Highlight Your Values
  8. Writing These Documents Is A Process
  9. Have An Industry Mentor or Career Professional Review Your Documents
  10. Submit Documents As .PDF Files

Stay Connected

Remember that UNC offers various resources and relationships to aid your career development. Put your Bear Network to Work by connecting with fellow UNC alumni on LinkedIn, joining one of our many alumni groups, or reaching out to Alumni Relations staff for additional support.

Looking for Additional Resume Support?

A resume is the first thing employers see, and making yours stand out will get you one step closer to getting that interview. For help on writing yours, check out the FREE Resume Templates available through ResumeBuilder. 

Upcoming Bear Network Connections

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Leveraging Your Bear Network
Join alumnus and UNC Alumni Association board member Quinston Daugherty '97, '00 as he provides tips on growing your network, and engaging fellow alumni in your city or industry in support of your career.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MST

Making The Most of LinkedIn
Join recent graduate and UNC Alumni Association board member Jasmine Jones '17 as she shares insight with recent graduates on starting a profile, making connections, and engaging with fellow bears on LinkedIn.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MST

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