Resumes and Interviewing

We have resources designed to introduce you to specific skills which will be critical to you in your career development: writing your résumé and preparing professional letters. We also suggest you watch our résumé video to get started–please note as an update to the video that our offices are newly relocated to SE126-133.

Once you have a draft résumé, make an appointment with a member of the Career Education Staff using Handshake and get some feedback to make it the best it can be.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 101 Overview

CV Samples:
CV 2


Interview Tips

Interview Questions
Interviewing Worksheet
Informational Interviewing and Networking Questions

A strong interview is key to a successful job search

Along with the résumé and cover letter, the interview is an opportunity to make yourself stand out to a possible future employer. To assist students in honing their interviewing skills, we have an online interviewing skills presentation. We also facilitate in-person practice interviews with career coaches or students may also access our interviewing software through the Career Education Portal Page. Record responses to a wide variety questions and then review the interview for a self-critique or send it to a coach or professor for review. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are valued by employers and you should expect them to be addressed in any interview. Start thinking about how you might answer questions about this important topic.

A Few Tips to Keep in Mind

Prepare – do a practice interview, know what you will wear, get directions to the location, know with whom you are interviewing, bring a copy of your résumé, prepare questions and a list of references.

Background Info/Research – what are the basic operations of the company? What is the organization famous for? In what areas of business are they looking to advance?

Follow-up – remember to leave your contact information, and always follow-up with a handwritten thank-you note.

For a more extensive explanation of the Interview Process, check out our Interview Skills Handout that offers an A to Z guide to improving your skills in the interview process.