Resume and Interviewing Resources
Whether you are looking for an internship, applying to graduate school, or searching
for a full time job, well written cover letters, quality resumes, and effective interviewing
skills are critical to your success. Peru State provides guidance and resources to
help polish your application skills.
College Library Resources
Cover Letters, Resume, Interviewing, Job Search, Portfolio – Volumes of resources are available to check out from the career library within Career Services. Listed below are just a few of those titles.
- Subject Specific Databases PSC library:
Research Databases - Peru State College/databases
- For an Extensive Search of Electronic and Hardcopy Titles in the Peru State College Library Card Catalog go here. Search with keywords and phrases such as "careers," "opportunities in," and "great jobs"
CATS Career Library
Find various resources on the 2nd floor of the Center for Achievement and Transition Services
Resume Critiques & Personal Assistance
Use the resume guide below and other career library resources to prepare a draft of your resume. Set up an individual appointment to get suggestions for strengthening your content and presentation. Stop by CATS 204, call 402-872-2436, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Career Services Videos
Education 400 Resume and Cover Letter Part 1 of 2 ;
Your cover letter and resume comprise your first impression with potential employers.
Both components serve the same basic purpose -- to get you an interview.
A 'perfect resume' won't get you a job offer, but a poorly done resume may very well prevent you from getting that interview -- and without an interview, you won't get the job. Below are links to sample cover letters and resumes to for examples.
A Word of Caution: Please don’t be tempted to use one of the Resume Wizards or Templates that are included in many word processing programs. They are often difficult to work with and may not allow you to present yourself in the best possible light—and many employers simply don’t like them! Your best approach is to create your resume as a simple document in MS Word.
Remember, the sample letters and resumes are intended to serve only as examples. Use them as models, but be sure to tailor your correspondence specifically to the individual, organization and/or position you are seeking. For additional guidance or assistance, stop in to see the career counselor or call 402-872-2436.
A career counselor is available to provide guidance in writing letters and will critique your letters with you before you send them.
The coordinator will take you through a mock interview, giving you the opportunity
to practice your interviewing skills, receive feedback on your verbal/nonverbal presentation,
and secure tips on success strategies.
Job Search Resources
To run an effective internship or job search you really need to use multiple approaches and have “go to” people to support you and answer questions as you progress. Staff members in Career Services have many years of experience helping students with their job searches and are excited to respond to your concerns. Make Career Services your “go to” place for job search advice and guidance.