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Cover Letter

The purpose of the cover letter is to introduce yourself to an organization, demonstrate your interest in the company or a specific internship or job opening, draw attention to your resume and motivate the reader to interview you. This is typically the first contact you have with a company along with sending your resume.
Sample Cover Letter


The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are. It is used to get you an interview.

Sample Resumes for specific programs
Computer Science resume
Criminal Justice resume
Culinary Arts resume
Hospitality resume
Management resume
Office Technolgy resume

More resume help
10 Things You Need to Check Before Submitting Your Resume

Resume Action Words
Action words are typically the first words after your bullet points in your experience section. The purpose of an action word is to catch the attention of your reader showing action of what you have accomplished in past or current positions. Action words can also be seen in the profile or summary section of your resume.
20 Powerful Action Verbs To Kick Your Resume Up A Notch
Positive Resume Action Verbs That Get Job Interviews

An individual that serves that serves as the point of contact for employers looking to ask questions about a potential employee's background, work experience and work ethic.
Sample reference page


Preparing yourself for an interview is critical to your success. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once stated, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. It is helpful to prepare yourself with someone you know well and someone you don't know well. This has two benefits: you will answer questions comfortably with the person you know well and build confidence. Answering questions with someone you do not know well will be more like the actual interview.

For more help check out these two great sites:
40+ Interview Tips

How to Answer the Most Common Job Interview Questions

Asking Questions
Asking the interviewer questions is your time to decide if you will be interested in the company. It also shows that you want to learn more about what the company has to offer. You can actually pre-write your questions on a notepad and bring it into the interview with a pen in hand. That is one less thing you need to prepare and it is still very professional. Never bring up salary and benefits in a first interview.
The 10 Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Thank You Letter

A thank you letter is necessary if you want to get the job. It shows follow up, follow through and you are giving thanks to the employer for giving you their valuable time. You also want to express your continued interest in being hired. It is also a time to point out anything you feel you missed during the interview. Please send within 2 business days.
Sample Thank You Letter

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If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Internship Office at internship@northshore.edu.

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