Interviews are the final part of the job search, and while you may be fairly exhausted from the job search and application process at this point, it is important to view your interview as the most important test.  You may have an amazing resume and background, but the interview can make or break a candidate.  While it may be scary, we are here to help you through the process.  Check out our resources below including Big Interview, a mock interview resource.

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A resume is a necessity today for any individual seeking employment. It is a valuable investment; therefore, you must be willing to spend time to develop a resume that will be a key selling tool for you.  Because there is not one "perfect" format for everyone, numerous styles and formats exist. You should select the style and format that best fits your qualifications and experience.  Below you will find samples to follow in developing your own resume and job-search correspondence. 

All Resumes

General Resumes

Federal Resumes

Teacher Resumes

Curriculum Vita

A curriculum vitae (CV) is a specialized resume.  Use this format when you apply for graduate school, particularly in the STEM fields, and for medical school.  Also use it when you apply for post-secondary jobs in the United States in higher education, the sciences, research, and medicine, or if you are applying for jobs in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  If applying for fellowships or grants you also want to use a CV. 

The general rule that the resume be kept to one page does not apply to the CV.  Like federal resumes, the CV may be several pages long.

Cover Letters

Cover letters allow you to introduce yourself to an employer and make a positive first impression. While a cover letter is not always required to apply for a position, it is highly recommended to always include a cover letter with your application materials. This is especially true if applying for a full time job or internship.

Military-Focused Resources 

National Resource Directory - A website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them.  It provides a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel, volunteer opportunities and other services & resources. Hero2Hired - H2H isn't just another job site. They are a Yellow Ribbon-funded project with a special mission: to THANK YOU for your service by helping you find your perfect career.

TexVet -TexVet is dedicated to providing veterans, military members and their families with equal access to information. By collecting federal, state, and local Veteran Service Organization (VSO) information, TexVet has created an online Veterans Services Provider Network (VSPN).

Additional resources: 
The Riley Guide: Veterans and Transitioning Military Personnel
Translating Military Language into Civilian Terms
 Quintessential Careers: Job and Career Books for Veterans and Former
Re-entering The Civilian Job Market