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Resources & Tips

A variety of resources are available to help you write a resume, search for jobs, and advance your career skills and goals.

Resume Writing & Samples

Learning to write your resume is an important step to prepare for your job search. Your resume serves as the first introduction of your skills and experiences to an employer. You want to make a first great impression take the time and receive assistance from Employment Services to make a competitive resume.

Cover Letter Writing & Samples

Your cover letter serves as an introduction to you and your resume. Unlike your resume, which provides facts and dates, your cover letter can provide more detail about what your skills can bring to their opening. Writing a strong, targeted cover letter can provide a competitive advantage to your application.

Need a resume review? Submit your resume or cover letter for feedback from an Employment Services specialist.


Job searching can be a stressful and exciting time. Developing a strategy for your search can help you better navigate the process.

Career Closet: 

Need something to wear to your job interview or new job? Jefferson College Employment Services offers a Career Closet with donated business attire to provide free clothing to students and alumni. Contact Employment Service 636-481-3268 to shop the closet or donate gently used clothing.

Please view the Career Closet Donation Guide before donating.

Identity-Based Employment Resources

We recognize that the job search, application, and interview process is not going to look the same for everyone. The office of Workforce and Employment Services is committed to advocating for and providing equal access of career opportunities, resources, and services to students from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and identities. 

African American/Black

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)

Formerly Incarcerated/Justice-Involved Individuals



Native American/Indigenous Peoples

Neurodivergent/Learning Differences

Non-Traditional Students

International Students

Persons with a Disability

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