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Career Services

Your Career Services Advisor is here to assist you with any professional development related needs you may have. This can include resume review, mock interview practice, job search strategy, industry knowledge and coaching support. The Career Services Advisor also connects graduates with opportunities posted by potential employers when possible, and works to build positive relationships with employers in the community to advocate for Rasmussen Graduates. Career Services support is available for the life of your career – be sure to frequently connect with your Career Services Advisor to update them on your current needs.

Introducing Maureen Weber, Career Services Advisor for Justice Studies

Resume Resources

Optimal Resume is an easy to use, online, job search management tool that allows students to create resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and even practice interviewing skills. Once you log in, select the item you want to create and get started! You can access Optimal Resume at https://rasmussen.optimalresume.com

Optimal Resume menu options: Video Tutorials, Resume Builder, Letter Builder, Portfolio Builder, Interview Prep, Skills Assessment, Video Resume, Website Builder


Not sure how to get started? Scroll to the bottom of the home page, and click the "View" button under Recorded Trainings to open a list of short video tutorials. The tutorials will take you through how to use each tool step-by-step.

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Cover Letter Resources

A cover letter’s purpose is to connect and motivate the reader with your interest for the position in which you are applying. Your letter should be concise and compliment your resume, not duplicate.  This is a good place to explain why you are a good fit, list a few soft skills, name connections or personal referrals to the company, etc.  Keep it simple and professional.  Cover letters are not as commonly used today as they have been in the past but employers still see the value, so be prepared.     

 

sample cover letter with formatting instructions

Interview Preparation Resources

Women shaking hands at a job interviewCome to the interview confident and prepared! Interviewers will expect you to have done your research and be familiar with their company. Learn about the company (especially if it's a large public company!) and industry using the library databases below. You'll find information about: company history, key executives, financials, number of employees, competitors, and much more! Additionally, explore various sections of the company's website, and come prepared with intelligent questions!

 

Law Enforcement Resources

What do they do?

    Occupational Outlook Handbook information about police officers and detectives

   O*Net Online information about law enforcement careers

Articles from the Rasmussen College School of Justice Studies Blog

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

  • This website contains helpful information about the history of the POST Board, exam, and how to become an officer in Minnesota

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