Resume/Interview Prep

Creating a Winning Resume

A good resume is an essential part of your job search. It may also be key in applications for scholarships or graduate study. As in any good writing, the reader's point of view should be considered and the resume targeted to reflect those qualities and qualifications that would be most important to the employer. A well-written resume can be the difference between landing an opportunity to interview and being passed over.

Job Search Letters

All letters you write will give the prospective employer an impression of you. Quite often a letter is the first contact between you and a prospective employer. Therefore, it is imperative to plan the content, use an appropriate format, and proofread carefully.

Professional Dress

Most interviews will be conducted in a formal professional setting and will require you to dress accordingly. Occasionally, a company will only require you to dress in "business casual" attire. We have included guidelines for Business Professional for men and women as well as Business Casual. If there is ever a question about what to wear, always err on the side of caution and dress more conservatively.

Interviewing

The initial interview is a preliminary screening device, which offers the opportunity for you and the prospective employer to evaluate each other. It gives you the chance to convince the interviewer that you are the person for the job. More specifically, it is the time to provide information that will assist the employer in evaluating your skills, experiences, goals, objectives, and personal traits for the position the employer is trying to fill. It is important to prepare for the interview and know how to dress and act professionally.