Resumes and More

Standard Chronological Resume Template

View the resume template to make sure that your resume contains essential information.

Career Development Guide

Western Michigan University's Career Development Guide will help you:

  • Effectively communicate your skills to employers in resumes, cover letters, and during interviews.
  • Write cover letters, thank you letters, and reference lists.
  • Interview and negotiate.
  • Write a curriculum vitae.
  • Prepare for career fairs and other interactions with employers.

Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Rubrics

Use the rubrics to ensure that your job application materials are professional and contain all necessary information.

Interviewing Resources - Employer On Duty

Hone your interviewing skills by participating in the Employer On Duty program. Employer On Duty is a great opportunity for students to develop professional skills with seasoned recruiters through practice interview sessions and resume critiques. It is also a good chance to network with recruiters and learn more about a wide variety of industries. Click here to learn more and to sign up.

Current students and recent graduates: Make sure to have your documents looked at by a member of our staff. Click here for drop-in and by-appointment advising information.

Practice Interviewing - Big Interview

Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interviewing skills whether you are preparing for a job or a graduate school interview.