Resume & Cover Letter

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CVs versus Resumes: What’s the Difference?

One point of confusion for job seekers can be the difference between a CV and a resume when applying for new opportunities. The terms can seem to be used interchangeably; however, there are some subtle differences between the two. 

Both …

By HospitalRecruiting
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Former Google recruiter’s No. 1 resume red flag: ‘There’s zero chance you’re going to move forward’

by: Gili Malinsky @cnbc

Writing a powerful resume can seem like an art form in and of itself. And when doing so, there are various don’ts to keep in mind: Don’t misspell words. Don’t go over two pages. Don’t write a list of …

By Hua "Alice" Zhang
Hua "Alice" Zhang Coordinator, Career Services Technology and Data Analytics
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A simple guide for writing the perfect cover letter

by: Dori Jamison | Office of Career Services, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

No one loves writing cover letters.

They can seem awkward or even boring when you’ve written many. And they are time-consuming… click to read

By Hua "Alice" Zhang
Hua "Alice" Zhang Coordinator, Career Services Technology and Data Analytics
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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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4 Great Tips for an Effective Cover Letter

When you’re locked into a serious job search it’s incredibly important to stand out from the multitude of other applicants, as things can get pretty competitive and hiring managers won’t waste their time on dull and repetitive applications. One way …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Career Resources

This OCS guide covers the purpose of a cover letter and what elements to include to convey your qualifications and …

This cover letter sample gives you a sense of the approach to take when writing a cover letter.

Studying or working abroad can be a very unique learning experience and differentiator in the job search. Including the experience …

Explore this guide to get tips on how to write powerful bullet points for your experiences, and reference a long …

This quick guide covers the basic information you should (and shouldn’t!) include on an undergraduate or entry-level resume.

This resume template was created by the OCS team and offers lots of space to professionally organize your information in …

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University of Maryland
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