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Career Resources Guide

The Career Resources Guide is a comprehensive resource packed with easy to read information on career preparation topics such as writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking, interview preparation, making the most of a career fair, dining etiquette, and more.  We call it our career prep playbook.  Use the contents sections below for guidance.

NEW – Resume & Cover Letter Style Guide

The Poole College of Management Resume & Cover Letter Style Guide is our preferred resource for creating or improving your current resume and writing a cover letter to submit to an employer. The guide will teach you how to successfully market your skills and qualifications to employers and help you design a resume and cover letter that will land interviews. Within the guide, you will find an overview of how to construct your resume and cover letter, samples of both, easy-to-use resume and cover letter templates, and a full list of power verbs to assist you in describing your accomplishments.

Career Resources Guide: Resumes and Correspondence

Resume SectionsCorrespondence Sections
The Art of Writing ResumesCover Letters
Resume Content GuidelinesThank You Letter
6 Keys to Creating a Targeted Resume
Resume Power Verbs
Resume Samples
Resume Evaluation Form


In today’s job-search culture, a LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your online brand. You can also use LinkedIn to find jobs, maintain contact with past employers, co-workers, fellow classmates, and networking contacts.  After you build your profile, let a Poole career coach review it to offer feedback.  Use the LinkedIn profile checklist for college students to get started.