Create a Resume/CV or Cover Letter

A resume is a brief, informative document summarizing your abilities, education, and experience. It should highlight your strongest assets and differentiate you from other candidates.

Used most frequently in academic settings, a CV (curriculum vitae) is also a summary of your experience and abilities, but a CV will include more credentials relevant to academia and research, such as publications, presentations, and references.

Your cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to organizations in a narrative form that will accompany your resume. Use your cover letter to describe your qualifications as well as your interest in both the job and organization so the employer will want to interview you. Since the primary purpose of a resume and cover letter is to “market” you, always keep the organization’s hiring needs in mind.

Every Question You Have About Putting Skills on Your Resume, Answered

by Lily Zhang, originally published at TheMuse

When you’re trying to keep your resume length down to accommodate that one-page limit, it’s easy to want to put your skills section on the chopping block. You might wonder why you ever …

By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment
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These are the top 5 skills you need to get hired in 2023

Hiring managers are most impressed with these skills. Here’s how you can recognize them in yourself.

originally posted 12/10/22 at Fast Company

After the pandemic and recent trends like The Great Resignationquiet quitting, …

By Nicky Garcea
Nicky Garcea Cofounder and President
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Where Can You Find Help with Your Academic Job Search at Harvard?

October is prime time for submitting applications for faculty and postdoctoral positions! There are many places at Harvard that can help you as you prepare your application materials and get ready (cross-fingers!) for first-round interviews, campus visits, and job talks!

By Laura Stark
Laura Stark Director of Graduate Career Services, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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