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Resumes and Interviews

A résumé is a concise way to introduce yourself to a potential employer and an interview is your chance to show an employer that you will be a good fit for the position and the company.  Both are job search essentials.  Below are tools which will help you create or refine your résumé and help you put your best foot forward in an interview.  

You may also drop by the Career Center and get assistance on a drop in basis. Workshops on both topics are offered periodically each semester. Check the CC Events Calendar for a schedule.


Résumé Handouts

Résumé and Cover Letter Essentials (PDF)
Résumé Template (Word)
Résumé Worksheet (Word)
Functional Résumé and Reasons for Use (PDF)
Functional Résumé Template (Word)
Action Words for Resume

Ideal Candidate Worksheet

Résumé Workshop PowerPoint Presentations

Résumé Workshop - General
Résumé and Cover Letter Tips Workshop - General
Résumé and Interview Tips Workshop - General
Résumé Workshop - Engineering
Résumé Workshop - Nursing LVN
Résumé Workshop- Nursing ADN
Résumé Workshop - Culinary Arts
Résumé Workshop - Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Résumé & Interview Tools

Link to Position: Tec/Engineering
Nursing cover letter
Sample reference page
Want to know your typing speed to add to your resume? Drop in to the Wake Center and take a test (free to students).

Links to other Résumé and Cover LetterResources

Unbeatable Resume Tips - From a top Recruiter
24 Hot Tips on Résumé Writing 
About Cover Letters 
JobStar Résumé Writing & Samples
Resume Tips & Tricks (from Google)

Job Search FAILS:

Employers at Job Fair share What NOT to do!


Interview Handouts, Workshops, and More

Guidelines for an Effective Interview (PDF)
Interview Skills Workshop
What NOT to do in an interview ... 
Technical Interview Tips (from Google)

Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews are a great way to gain experience interviewing and learn more about professionals and organizations you are interested. They are interviews YOU request and set up.  Please see the handouts below or come by the Career Center to find out more about informational interviews and how it can help your career development and job search.

Informational Interview Handouts & Workshop

Informational Interviewing (PDF)
Preparing your "Elevator" Speech (PDF)

Informational Interviews & Networking Workshop

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