Job & Internship Search Documents

Your job and internship search documents are your opportunity to make a strong first impression with a potential employer and allow parts of your personality to shine through. Each of these documents serves a purpose as part of your application. Be certain that each piece exemplifies you in the way you want to be portrayed as a professional.

Resumes

Need help starting your resume or perfecting it for a particular position? Stop by the CDO during Walk In Advising hours.

CDO Handouts

Tips for a Standout Resume (PDF)

Resume Outline (PDF)

Resume Samples

Action Word List (PDF)

Curriculum Vitaes

You may also need to create a curriculum vitae (CV), especially if you are applying for academic, education, scientific, or research positions.  A CV is also commonly used when applying for scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Not certain how to start or want to perfect it? Stop by the CDO during Resume Advising or Walk In Advising hours.

CDO Handouts

Writing an Effective Curriculum Vitae 

Curriculum Vitae Sample (PDF)

Cover Letters

Your cover letter is your first chance to make an impression on your employer, an opportunity to temper the cold, hard facts of your resumé with a glimpse of your personality and the level of enthusiasm you will bring to the job. Need help in learning the structure of a cover letter or ready to have it reviewed? Come to Walk In Adivising hours

CDO Handouts

Tips for a Standout Cover Letter (PDF)

Useful Links

Cover Letter Considerations - Provides suggestions on how to write your cover letter, starting at the first draft stage.

Create a Winning Cover Letter (WetFeet) - Tips for a successful cover letter.
 

Job Search Correspondence

Any correspondence you have with a potential employer should be in a professional tone or fit the tone of the employer. Remember to use appropriate etiquette regardless if you are writing an email, a note, or your application letter. If you need help reviewing a professional message, bring it to the CDO during Walk In Advising hours.

CDO Handouts

Job Search Correspondence (PDF)

Useful Links

The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters - This article by the National Association of Colleges and Employers outlines the basics for the main search letters. 

References

Think about 3-5 people who know you well and can speak to your abilities and talents.  Be certain to ask these individuals if they would be willing to serve as references prior to including their names on your reference list. Uncertain of who could serve as a reference or the format for this document? Visit the CDO during Walk In Hours.

CDO Handout

Reference Lists (PDF)

Useful Links

About Job References - Answers basic questions about locating and presenting your references to a potential employer.

References for Employment - Gives an overview of approaching potential references.

 

Career Development Office Disclaimer

Goucher College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Development Office (including part-time, full-time, or care giving employment opportunities and internships), either on the website or in the CDO office. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party.

This web site also contains links to other web sites not under the control of the Career Development Office and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The CDO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes assume no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them.