So, you are filling out the application and see that you need a cover letter and a resume to complete your application. No problem! We have some great tips for you!
Writing a Cover Letter
A cover letter tells your prospective employer a bit about you and why you are applying for the position that you are. Cover letters are the first (and sometimes only) thing an employer looks at, so they have to be well-written and dynamic! Look at the cover letter tips and samples at the links below. Once you have drafted your cover letter, you may want someone to look it over for you. We'll gladly help you at MALC if you like. You can send it to us in an email or stop by anytime!
Monster -- Tips and samples of Cover Letters (Free registration if required.)
Minot State University -- Look at links under "Cover Letter Information"
RU Ready ND -- Has a cover letter you merely need to edit (Free registration.)
Quintessential Careers -- Cover letter samples
CareerOneStop -- Tips for specific types of cover letters
California Career Café -- Tips, video, and even a quiz to see if you're "covered" well!
Building a Resume
Resumes are a very important part of landing that job you so desire. Resumes are a short listing of your education, skills, talents, and experience in the field you are applying for. To build the best resume you can, follow the links below. If you need a little help putting the finishing touches on it, stop by and visit with us at MALC. It's our job to help you find yours!
Minot State University -- Resume building tips
RU Ready ND -- Resume information
RU Ready ND -- Sample resumes
Monster Job Services -- Resume writing for specific careers
Monster Job Services -- Top 10 Resume Mistakes
Tulane University -- Resume tips and samples
California Career Café -- Tips, videos, and specific word choice examples.
Now that you have submitted your application along with a cover letter and resume, it's time to prepare for your interview. Click the button below to learn some tips for presenting the best YOU possible!