Graduated in December with an undergraduate degree in Planning and another in Geography/GIS, minor in Biology.
Ive been applying several places, mostly as a GIS Tech because I get the sense that without a masters degree a planning job will not be something I stand much of a chance at getting, at least in this economy. I've been running in to several problems, most notably what to do when the Potential Employer requests you to email your Resume and Cover Letter. I do not understand what the typical etiquette is here. Do I email a attached copy of both with a short email, or attach the resume and use the email as my cover letter? What format do most employers want the Cover Letter/Resume to be in?
The undergrad planning major at my school is NOT accredited. Is this an issue going forward? From what Ive read, it seems this is really only applicable to masters degrees as undergrad programs aren't generally accredited anyways?
One last thing, how important is a portfolio? Are they generally still asked for during interviews?
Thanks for any help you can give!