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20 Must-Know Resume Tips

Northwestern's Career Development office has put together a list of 20 tips to help you make a great first impression and land the interview.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Promoting Your Soft Skills

When coaching students on résumés, we often talk about how to effectively share their relevant work and other experience. When putting together skill statements, it's easiest to list the things that we are naturally...

Friday, December 8, 2023

Blog Parents

Laying Bricks or Building the Kingdom?

The parable of the three bricklayers was retold as a reminder that knowing our purpose brings our life’s motivations to our work, which brings our work to life. The story echoes the real experience of Christopher Wren,...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Career Communities Mean Connection

Since networking is responsible for at least 85% of new jobs, UNW students need to connect with alumni and other professionals. Current unemployment rates make networking more important than ever for students seeking...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Back to (job search) basics

In the past two months, we've seen record low unemployment rates suddenly become record high rates. For our University of Northwestern spring graduates, the world has changed seemingly overnight, and the job search...

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Opening Doors for UNW Students

Several December grads have launched into exciting new careers, often with assistance from Northwestern alumni. We in Career Development love to celebrate these connections, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Who wins with an internship? (Answer: everyone!)

It’s not often that you find a win-win-win scenario, but internships are that rare gem that can benefit everyone involved.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Blog Parents

Life Choices—Served with Pie

Students face many important decisions in their first few years out of the home—especially related to college. The right "coaching" can make all the difference in helping them navigate this exciting time.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blog Faculty

The Poet Knows What the Copywriter Doesn’t. And Vice Versa.

In explaining his writing process, a poet once told my writing students, “I never think about the audience.” I think about audience constantly but that poet taught me something important.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Don't Say "No" & Other Interviewing Tips

Ok, it's all good. You've answered the heavy questions during your job interview for what you believe may be your dream job. You've got this job in the bag. But then, a sudden pause. Your next moments are crucial.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Six rules for your resume

UNW's Career Development has helped to take the fear out of resume writing. After reading through these steps, you will be able to turn this humble document into your very own career launch-pad.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career & Leadership Development

How to pivot towards your ideal career

Are you dissatisfied at your job? While a job or career change could be an option, there are also things you can do at your current workplace to utilize your skill-set and find greater opportunities.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blog Alumni, Career & Leadership Development

Plan your career change in 6 steps

What comes to mind when you think of making a career change? If you follow some basic steps, you will not only avoid some common pitfalls, you will be set up for success!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blog Career & Leadership Development

Tips for Choosing a Major, Career, and Calling

As summer approaches, college and high school seniors hear a lot of the same question: “So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?” It is a big, intimidating question and everyone wants to have a great...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016