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 workshops run by life design educators, to make sure yours is the best it can be.

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.

Basic guidelines

Resume and cover letter labs

Look on Handshake for a resume workshop, offered primarily in September, October, intersession and February, or related workshops on career exploration and interviewing basics.

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

Online resources

  • Interview Stream, where you can record an online interview. Email your final interview to lifedesignlabhomewood@jhu.edu for a review.
  • Case Questions Interactive Consulting students in particular need to practice case interviews, 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.