Preparing and Applying For Jobs

Discover tips on cover letters, resumes, interviews, and effective job search strategies. The Exchange offers mock interviews, job fair preparation, and document reviews to all students and alumni.

Resumes and cover letters

Before applying for a job or internship, you must develop a concise list of your qualifications in a resume/CV and write a compelling introduction to your professional strengths in a tailored cover letter. Browse the below resources to get started, or take a look at our example resumes or CVs in our resume database for design inspiration.

Browse example resumes and CVs

  • Develop your resume

  • Format your resume

  • Write a strong experience description

  • Resume vs. CV

  • Write a tailored cover letter

  • How to upload a document for review on Handshake

  • Tailor your documents for applicant tracking systems

  • References


Marian University students have a wealth of resources to hone their interviewing skills. First, you may review the below resources for basic interview preparation. Next, check out Big Interview, our virtual interview training platform:

Big Interview

Register with your Marian University account and get started interviewing today. Big Interview allows students to browse through thousands of pre-loaded interview questions, conducting and reviewing their own web interviews.

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