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Tailoring Employment Documents For a Specific Audience

This handout provides information on how to tailor your employment documents to a specific audience.

Tips and Terms for the International Student's Job Search

If you are an international student looking for a job in the United States, it is important to understand what specific job search terms mean in the United States as opposed to in your home country in order to be able to meet a prospective employer’s expectations. Listed below are some key terms that you will frequently hear while conducting a job search as well as important tips for creating a resume in the United States.

Writing the Personal Statement

This handout provides information about writing personal statements for academic and other positions.

Job Skills Checklist

This handout provides a large skills inventory list that you can use to help build your resume and cover letter.

Action Verbs to Describe Skills, Jobs, and Accomplishments in Employment Documents

"Action Verbs to Describe Skills, Jobs, and Accomplishments in Employment Documents" is a categorized list of action verbs that can be utilized to explain the daily tasks completed by an individual on the job. In addition to the categorized lists, there are examples with some of the actions verbs being used; and there is also a sample resume provided for further assistance.

Example Employment Documents

These annotated employment documents, collected by Jo Doran, provide examples of resumes, CVs, and cover letters for a variety of disciplines.

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