Preparing an Application
These OWL resources will help you prepare for the different types of writing you may do during the job search process. This section includes resources on effective word choice for job search documents, tailoring your documents for specific employers, how to conduct research on your potential employers, and job skills checklists. This section also includes links to OWL job search document resources geared for working class positions.
This handout provides information on how to tailor your employment documents to a specific audience.
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.
This handout provides information about writing personal statements for academic and other positions.
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" 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.
These annotated employment documents, collected by Jo Doran, provide examples of resumes, CVs, and cover letters for a variety of disciplines.