Exercise Monday

Before you submit a job application, have somebody else review your resume and cover letter to make sure it looks as good as possible.

Make sure the cover letter meets these objectives:

  • Does it tell why you are interested in the position and/or company?

  • Does it state the position you are applying for?

  • Does it use key words and phrases from the job description?

  • Does all discussion of your experience include concrete examples?

  • Does it close with a short summary of why you are a good fit and thank the company for reviewing your application?

  • Is it no longer than one page?

  • Does it include your email, phone, LinkedIn, and Github for contact info?

  • Is it free from spelling and grammar mistakes?

Make sure your resume meets these objectives:

  • Does it use key words and phrases from the job description?

  • Does it use specific numbers and accomplishments?

  • Does it use bullet points do break down your descriptions?

  • Is it no longer than one page (unless you have lengthier relevant career experience)?

  • Is your contact info at the top?

  • Is it free from spelling and grammar mistakes and formatted consistently?

Lesson 10 of 16
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