& Cover Letter

Your resume is a powerful marketing tool to show your skills, education, and experience. According to Zippia research, good resumes are good for landing an interview and can boost your earning potential by 7%. Employers typically scan a resume for 15-30 seconds, so crafting a clear, concise resume demonstrates how you meet their needs is very important.

How to write a resume?
Get a beginner guide to writing a resume here (Novorésumé).

How to write a Cover Letter?
Learn how to write a Cover Letter with examples and tips here (Indeed).

How do you get hired with limited experience?
Following steps to increase your chances of getting hired even have limited experience here (Business News Daily).

You also can use the smart online platform to create a Professional Resume, a CV, and a Cover Letter.

Resume Genious is a resume builder that provides free downloads of every resume templatecover letter templateresume example, and cover letter example on the website. However, downloading a printable resume, CV, or cover letter as a PDF or Word document from Resume Genious costs 2.95 USD for two-week access. Click here to download the templates or use the builder.

Jobscan is an intelligent resume platform that helps you 24/7 to optimize your resume for any job, highlighting the necessary experience and skills recruiters need to see. Click here to use Jobscan.



Job interviews are essential to landing a job by avoiding being screened and convincing the employer/interviewer that you can contribute to their company.

Explore the tips below to help you ace your future interviews!

1. Know yourself
The most important thing you should nail before the interview is acknowledging your values, skills, and competencies. Using the STAR method, you can convey a well-structured story about your experiences. Click here (The Muse) to understand and utilize the STAR method. 

2. Do proper research about the company before

3. Review the job descriptions

4. Prepare for the introduction
Preparing and practicing introducing yourself is vital to leave a strong positive impression. Discover some tips for doing self-introductions here (Indeed).

5. Practice answering interview questions
Practice answering questions during an interview is necessary to boost your confidence. Access the list of several questions you might have and how to answer them here (Indeed).

6. Prepare a list of questions
Usually, the interviewers will allow you to ask questions regarding the jobs. They want to know how serious you are with the job. Find out a list of questions that you can ask at the interview here (Indeed).

7. Dress appropriately for your interview
Giving a good impression is essential, including dressing appropriately during the interview. Learn how to dress appropriately during an interview here (Indeed).

8. Bring resume copies, a notebook, and a pen
Bring several copies of your resume to give to the interviewers. During the interview, you can take notes by writing them down in your notebook, not with your cellphone.

9. Arrive 10–15 minutes early

10. Follow up on the interview
After the interview, you can take additional action to increase your chances of getting the job. Send a thank-you email and reinstate your interest in the position within a day after the interview. You can send an additional follow-up email if there is still no response within a week after the job listing closes.

Click here (Indeed) for the follow-up email examples after an interview.​

Additional Online Resources

The interview could be very intimidating for job seekers. Prepare it beforehand by learning what questions recruiters might ask and how to answer them. Follow expert strategies and tips, leave the interviewing stage stress-free and land that job here (Zety).



Congratulations! You’ve been offered the position. Often negotiation begins before a formal written offer is made. However, always get everything in writing before the formal offer is made. Read the offer carefully and consider your value and long-term career goals. Evaluate the offer and not just the salary! 

Still, knowing the base pay for the job you want before negotiating is very important. Research the salary of comparable positions in the area, considering your skill set here​ (Glassdoor).

Learn more about Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health PDF presentation here.



  • Learn expert advice on what to do for Graduate students to get hired here (Become).
  • Find career and industry trends, salaries, and job outlooks here (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Resources for career exploration and job analysis are here (O-net Online).
  • Discover resources for Career Development and Talent Acquisition here (NACE).
  • Explore insight, inspiration, and motivation in your occupation interest here (Road Trip Nation).
  • Discover more about career readiness from NACE career readiness competencies here.

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