In the world of employment, first impressions may not be based on your performing ability alone but also on your professional documents. These include a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), which serve to summarize your experiences and skills. The purpose of these documents is to highlight aspects of your background that are relevant to the position you are seeking. An impactful résumé or CV will market you to potential employers and should increase their desire to meet you through the next step, an interview.
How do you represent yourself on paper? What makes you unique? Are you making a positive first impression? The Office of Careers and Professional Development offers handbooks and sample materials, along with individual advising, to address the special needs of musicians. A little extra effort may help you rise to the next level in your search.
RESUME TIPS AND CHECKLIST
ONLINE CREDENTIAL SERVICE FOR SENDING RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
TOOLS TO GET STARTED
Résumé Category Worksheet