Application Materials

Be accurate. Watch for typos and mistakes.

Your application materials are the hiring employer's first impression of you.

Have previous work information available.

An employer will want to review your past work experience to see what qualifications you have or may have learned through your work history.

Be clear and concise.

Elaboration on a skill or responsibility can be done during an interview.  Organization in this section will provide an employer with a clear and well-rounded version of your previous responsibilities and experiences.

Include reference information.

You will be asked to provide the name, e-mail address, and phone number for your references.  Make sure the information is current in case your interviewer decides to contact them.

Avoid using friends as references.

It is always better to use your R.A. and advisor instead of your friends as references if you do not have any other option available.

Make sure your available hours are suitable for the position.

Assess whether or not you will be able to work during the required hours for the position.  Make sure your class and personal schedules do not create a conflict with the hours for the position.