Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviewing

Portrait of a young african woman holding resume document indoorsYour resume, cover letter, interview techniques and personal brand help you stand out when applying for internships and positions. Follow these guides, or attend one of our beginner workshops, to make sure yours is the best.

Resumes and Cover Letters

The purpose of a resume is to get you an interview, and a good cover letter should be specific to the industry, job and the person you’re sending the letter to. Resources include:

Basic guidelines

Resume and cover letter labs

RSVP on Handshake for a foundational resume workshop in fall 2017, offered five times in September and continuing throughout the fall.

Interviewing

Internship and job interviews include personality interviews, case interviews, technical interviews, and more. For industry-specific interviews, visit Career Academy events. For general interviewing help, start with

Basic guidelines

PDF Document: Interviewing guidelines

Interviewing labs

Sign up on Handshake for in-person Interviewing Basics workshops offered once a month in the Career Center.

Online resources

  • Interview Stream, where you can record an online interview. Email your final interview to career@jhu.edu for a review.
  • Case Questions Interactive Consulting students in particular need to practice case inerterviews, which use role-playing to test how you would handle potential job situations. You’ll need to access this resource through Handshake to get the password.