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.

The City of Bryan HR and Ringer Library have put together a guide for resumes & applications. It can be downloaded here: Resume Tips.

Resumes & Applications

Resume & Cover Letter Templates

What should a resume include?

  • Your name, current address, and a valid email & phone number
  • Education (You do not need to put graduation year)
  • Prior work experience, including dates employed and your job duties
  • Make sure your resume matches any application you have to submit!

Some helpful guidelines

  • 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, application, 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 resume templates can be found on Microsoft Word.
  • Always save your resume as a .pdf file for uploading.

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.

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.

Top Employers in the Brazos Valley

Need More Help?

Are you a military member or veteran?

Visit this information page.


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