I have most of my things finished. My resume, cover letter template/draft, my online portfolio, and I have job applications in the lineup, although I have more comfort in sending my application materials when someone else looks over them.
Well, good thing the Career center has resources for all this. (Do you see a trend here?)
Michael Elias is the Career Advisor for Communications. So for my check-up week I scheduled my appointment with him. Both the Lincoln Park Campus and Loop campus can make appointments on his calendar, but his schedule can fill up quickly depending on what time of the year it is, so sooner than later is best.
I bought all my application materials with me, and as soon as I sat down he took them from my hand and ripped it apart. (Just Kidding) He made minor changes, but the minor changes made all the difference, especially on my cover letter. Even after all the edits I made on my resume, he still had corrections. He even went through my online portfolio and help shape it so it sent the “right message.” (If you’re wondering what the “right message” is check out a previous blog post about personal branding. It’s a killer.)
All in all, Michael helped me feel more comfortable about sending out resume’s and applications. This gave me more confidence about sending out so many resumes.