Get Ready To Apply

Jump start your job search by preparing your application materials! These resources can help you create your resume and cover letter, update your social media accounts, and build your network.
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Your resume is a marketing tool to let an employer know about your skills and experiences and how they fit the specific duties and responsibilities of a position. Your resume’s job is to get you an interview. We know that writing a resume can be intimidating. It’s hard to know what to write and what information should or should not be included. Remember that your resume is YOURS. It should be appropriate to your situation and best reflect your job history and target position. Learn more about resumes below.

Cover Letter

In today's job search, most applications are done online, but many times you will need to supply additional materials along with your resume and/or application. A cover letter introduces you and your resume to a potential employer. When possible, you should send a cover letter with every resume you submit, even when one has not been requested. Details about writing your cover letter can be found below.

Cover Letters

Handshake & Social Media

Actively using social media in your job search is a great way to connect with potential employers—as long as you use it wisely. In addition, we recommend utilizing Handshake to its fullest to make sure you’re connecting with employers hiring UTA students and alumni. Go below for our suggestions on how to get the most out of your social media during your job search.

Handshake & Social Media
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According to data from LinkedIn, 85% of all jobs are found through networking. Based on this, it goes without saying that networking is the most effective job search method and can play a pivotal role in all job searches. While attending UTA, you have the opportunity to make connections with fellow students, advisors, faculty and staff members—in other words; you are building your network! Learn how to make a positive impression and build relationships to find the opportunities you seek.