This Week in Career Advice: Cover Letter & Resume Tips

What makes a great cover letter and resume? Linda Spencer, assistant director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard University, offers advice on how you can showcase your value in a simple and quick way that will get your interviewer’s attention.

  • Perfect your documents
    Highlight your accomplishments while keeping your resume to 1-2 pages.


  • Use Actions Words and Customize
    Use accomplishment statements that start with an action verb rather than descriptions of your role.


  • Network
    Build a network of people you can reach out to when it comes time to start your job search.



Category: Career and Employment Advice

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