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Resume & Cover Letters

Let the CDO help you set yourself apart by taking the time to tailor your resume and cover letter to the job you are seeking. Tailoring your documents to the position will not only help you market your skills effectively but will get the attention of the recruiters!

OWL Careers Tip – Get your resume in front of the right employers!

Our employer partners want to connect with you! Here are two things you can do in OWL Careers to help get your resume in front of companies in a more targeted way:

Upload your Resume to Industry-Specific Resume Books – New …

By Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell Director, Corporate and Employer Relations Jessica Campbell
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9 Tips for Your Resume Email Subject Line (So Someone Actually Reads the Thing)

You’ve poured some sweat into that resume (hopefully no tears). It’s tailored top to bottom, chock full of action verbs, and bursting with powerful bullet points, and you finally feel like it’s polished and ready to go. Now you just …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef up …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to Demonstrate Passion in Your Resume and Interviews

To make the next step in your career, you need to do everything you can to stand out from the competition. One way to do this is to make sure you’re demonstrating your passion—for the position you’re applying for and …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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The (Simple) Guidelines You Should Follow When Naming Your Resume and Cover Letter Files

When you’re first creating a document—even an important one like your resume or cover letter—you might give it a placeholder file name while you’re working on it. So if you’re job searching, you probably have at least one document named …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Address

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Houston, TX 77005

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T 8:30am - 5:30pm
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TH 8:30am - 5:30pm
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