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Preparing for Registration

When you register as a candidate for the Oshkosh Placement Exchange, you will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume to our site. Review the following tips and see some samples of other’s work to help guide your efforts. These written documents are employers first impression of you as a candidate.

Everyone has varying styles in how they craft their resumes and cover letters. Consider how best to sell your skills and abilities for the given job posting(s). You can never have your materials reviewed by enough people; solicit lots of feedback and determine what works for you.  We recommend a career service office, a mentor, a professional already in the field etc. to review your application and OPE materials.

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  • Keep your materials detailed, yet succinct, and abide by any word limits.
  • Utilize intentional, strong wording to market your skills and unique experiences that may set you apart from others while still being true to who you are.
  • List a diverse range of responsibilities, skills, talents, and involvement areas.
  • Write several versions of materials and have them read over by others. Decide which fits you best, make final edits and submit.