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Service Learning & Career Development

Career Services is your partner in today's competitive, global job market.  With personal attention and online services available
24-7, we're here to help you through the job search process- from exploring possible fields to preparing for interviews, landing
internships to launching your professional career.

Preparing Yourself

Creating a Winning Resume

A good resume is an essential part of your job search. It may also be key in applications for scholarships or graduate study. As in any good writing, the reader's point of view should be considered and the resume targeted to reflect those qualities and qualifications that would be most important to the employer. A well-written resume can be the difference between landing an opportunity to interview and being passed over.

Resume Critiques and resume writing assistance is available at the Service Learning & Career Development Center:

You can also schedule an appointment with a career counselor for in-depth review.  Call 503-838-8648, or schedule online




Resume Guide

Resume Samples

Job Search Letters

All letters you write will give the prospective employer an impression of you. Quite often a letter is the first contact between you and a potential employer. Therefore, it is imperative to plan the content, use an appropriate format, and proofread carefully.

Cover Letters

Follow-up Letters

Sample Letters

E-Mail Correspondence


The good news is, if you are offered an interview, it means your application and resume showed you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  It’s important to keep in mind, especially if you’re feeling less than confident.  Now, they want to meet you to see if you fit in and if you are who you say you are.

The initial interview is a preliminary screening device for you and the prospective employer to evaluate each other. It gives you the chance to convince the interviewer that you are the person for the job. More specifically, it is the time to provide information that will assist the employer in evaluating your skills, experiences, goals, objectives, and personal traits for the positions the employer is trying to fill. It is important to prepare for the interview and know how to dress and act professionally.

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