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Resumes and Cover Letters

Your cover letter and resume are your first (and sometimes your only) opportunities to make a good impression on a potential internship host or employer.

When crafting your resume and cover letter, keep in mind that employers aren’t just looking at your technical ability, but also value soft skills – character traits and qualities that may not be tangible, but are just as important to organizations and hiring managers.

According to NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), here are the top 10 skills that employers say they are seeking in potential candidates:

  1. Ability to work in a team structure
  2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  5. Ability to obtain and process information
  6. Ability to analyze quantitative data
  7. Technical knowledge related to the job
  8. Proficiency with computer software programs
  9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
  10. Ability to sell and influence others

Resume Development

There are a wide variety of resources for tips on building a resume. High Point University has provided a building program for your convenience. Please use the links provided to access our:

Sample Resumes

Cover Letter Development

Always include a cover letter with your resume. Your cover letter is your introduction. It tells the employer why you are sending your application materials and why you would make a great “fit” for their company. Please use the links provided to access our:

 

 

 

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