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Write resume application iupui applyApplication materials form the first impression about a candidate for hiring managers and admissions officers. Use the guides below to make sure your application leaves a positive and lasting impression.


By now you probably think you’ve heard everything there is to know about writing a resume. However, most resumes still have room for improvement. Check out these resume tips then make an appointment with a career advisor at PREPs.

Cover Letters

The purpose of your cover letter is to persuade your reader that you are a good fit for the job. Learn how to do this successfully while avoiding overly-used phrases and resume repetition. 

Curriculum Vitae

A CV is appropriate if you are pursuing a graduate degree (Ph.D. or M.S.) or seeking teaching or research positions. A CV focuses on your academic pursuits and emphasizes teaching, research experience, publications, and presentations. 

Personal Statements

Most graduate & professional programs require a personal statement as part of the application process. The personal statement is an appropriate place to share your career goals, strengths, experiences, personality, and academic successes  & obstacles.

Research Statement

A research statement is a clear, concise summary of your research and dissertation. The purpose of a research statement is to help a search committee better understand your strategic approach to research and how your research contributes to your field.

Keywords and Skills

It's important to include industry-specific keywords in your resume and other job-search documents. Resume keywords are the words hiring managers search for when going through their database of resumes. The keywords in your resume should reference specific job requirements, as well as your hard skills and soft skills.