Best Practices and Tips

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Here are some tips and strategies to assist in the process and guide you to secure a recommendation. 

Letters of introduction are used to introduce yourself to a professional, seek opportunities or introduce your skills/talent to an organization.

The Career Planner shows you how to develop a resume, write a cover letter and prepare for a career fair.

Chronological, functional and hybrid: three templates for students and alumni recommended by the School of Public Health.

A template for a professional resume recommended by SAIS for students and alumni looking for employment opportunities.

Designed to help you move forward in the various stages of the career planning and job search process.

Cover letters provide a link between your resume/CV and the opportunity, highlighting your most relevant experiences to showcase your qualifications.

To keep a reviewer interested the information needs to be concise yet informative and relevant.