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Now that you have discovered your interests and gained some transferrable skills, it is time to put it all together! Developing your personal brand is important to creating an impactful resume and delivering a memorable interview. Think about how you have created value for organizations you have worked for and projects you have worked on. Be prepared to articulate your results, outcomes and accomplishments using quantifiable data where possible!

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Resume

Federal resumes are basically private sector resumes but with a lot more detail. For more information about federal resumes go to Go Government

Cover Letters

Why are you interested in working at company A? What drew you to apply? What do you bring to the table?

Cover letters are often read by the hiring manager, and they are the decision makers so you want to make sure it is written well and tailored specifically to them! Generic cover letters don’t cut it. Expand on a couple of your most relevant accomplishments. The goal is to get the interview!

Interviewing

Your resume may get your foot in the door, but your interview gets you the job! Anyone can write your resume for you but only YOU can do your own interview. The employer wants to see how you fit in with the company culture and how you interact with other people in the company. We have a variety of resources that will help you navigate the interview process and help you to ace that interview!

Big Interview is a FREE online interview platform that allows you to practice in the comfort and privacy of your own room/home! It walks you through different types of interviews, questions, and allows you to record your answers and send them to the CIC or a professor for review (optional)! There is a video curriculum on salary negotiation, resume writing, and First 90 Days on the Job. To learn how you can access Big Interview, view our resource article here on our career portal, Handshake.

When you login be sure to click Getting Started for a virtual tour! 

Build Your Brand

Have you ever landed a job with the help of someone you know? If yes, then you know it works! If no, you will quickly learn that your network is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door! Who doesn’t hate the word networking? Instead, we invite you to think of this as building genuine relationships to make it feel less daunting. Here are some ways you can connect with Norwich Alumni.

The Norwich Network is a great way to start building genuine relationships. You can reach out to people in your field, at companies you may want to work for or in a desired geographic location. The NU Clubs host regional events year-round for students and alumni! On campus events such as Homecoming, Colby Symposium, Career Fairs, Todd Lectures are additional events that alumni frequent.

LinkedIn is a professional networking social media platform that can connect you with millions of people! Connect with the people you know and go from there! Identify key decision makers at companies or search alumni on the Norwich University page! If you choose to reach out to them, make sure to craft a personal message telling them how you found them and why you would like to connect with them. Build the relationship thoughtfully rather than just asking for help getting a job or internship.

  • Make a great first impression by building an eye-catching and robust LinkedIn profile. It is helpful to have a polished resume prior to building your profile and we’d be happy to meet with you to work on this.
  • LinkedIn knows students like you might not know all of the capabilities of this site, so they have put together brief tutorials just for you!

Online Brand

Developing a strategic online presence will help you market yourself and create brand consistency across all platforms. Employers expect to find information about you online, so make it count! Consider creating an online portfolio or website to supplement your resume!

Having an online presence through both social media, an online portfolio, or website can help to bolster your search engine optimization and help you to shine even brighter in a pool of candidates!

There are a variety of sites that you can use to build your website. Here are a few we recommend:

Social media is another great way to market your brand. LinkedIn is another great platform to establish your professional self and make connections! Recruiters search LinkedIn daily for potential candidates.

  • Check out these great  LinkedIn Tips.
  • Be sure to tap into the LinkedIn alumni network.
  • Join groups related to your field of interest and participate in the discussions. Reach out to people in your field and ask them about their professional experience.
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