Job Search / Resume Help

On this page you will find information to assist you in a job search, whether it be your first full time job or a complete change of career. Links to top local employers’ job posting boards are provided, as well as upcoming events here at the library and some basic hints and tips to help you succeed.

Resume and Interview Tips

What should a resume include?

  • Your name, current address, and a valid email & phone number
  • Education, including if you graduated or not
  • Prior work experience, including dates employed and your job duties
  • Certifications required for your job/field
  • Training beyond what is required for your job

Resume and Cover Letter Tips

  • Keep your resume to one page, if possible.
  • Do not use bright colors or hard to read fonts.
  • Never reveal your social security number, medical information, marital status, or other sensitive information in a resume or cover letter.
  • Do not include a picture of yourself.
  • Be truthful! Include all requested information.
  • Some companies require you to register with an email in order to apply. Make sure to use a valid email address that you check frequently!
  • Basic templates can be found on Microsoft Word. Be wary of sites that charge money for templates, or offer to write your resume for you!

Preparing For Your Interview

  • Don’t know what to wear? When in doubt, call the hiring manager or HR department and ask about their dress code. More tips on dressing for interview success can be found here.
  • Have a mock interview! Have a friend or family member ask you potential interview questions, such as the ones in this article by Forbes.

Top Employers in the Brazos Valley

Resume Builders & Company Reviews

  • Glassdoor
    Allows you to browse jobs, salaries, and company reviews. Salaries and reviews are provided by current or former employees.
  • SlashCV
    Free resume builder site. Over two dozen customizable templates
  • CVMaker
    Resume builder with free basic templates and multiple language options

Need More Help?

Library Resources and Events

LearningExpress Library

Job Search, Computer Skills, and Test Prep training. Access through our TexShare Databases on this page. TexShare databases may be accessed from home for those who have a valid library card. Please call the library for login information.

Resume & CV Review Sessions

Larry J. Ringer Library
Bring a paper copy of your resume or CV for a librarian to review and discuss. No registration required – help is available on a first come, first serve basis. See calendar for more details.

  • Every Monday 6 – 7 PM

BVSHRM Resume Help @ LJRL
NEW! Beginning in August, representatives from the Brazos Valley Society of Human Resource Management will be in Ringer Library’s Study Room GS2 (back right corner) to provide professional resume help! No registration required. All sessions begin at 5:30 PM and are first come, first served.

  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3

Local Career Fairs

Are you a military member or veteran?

Visit this information page.

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