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Career Skills Guides

These guides will help you gain internship and job application skills. Included below are tips, examples, links, workshop times and walk-in review dates.

Customizing Resumes

Customizing Cover Letters

Make your resume robot-proof using Jobscan or Skillsyncer.

What are CVs?

A Curriculum Vitae, or CV, is a list of accomplishments and qualifications usually used when applying for graduate school, grants, fellowships, artist residencies, and teaching opportunities. A CV is similar to a resume, but there are key differences. Outside the United States, CVs and resumes are sometimes used interchangeably.

Interview Tips

Need a background for your Zoom/Teams/Skype interview? Download a package of HFA backgrounds (3.64 MB, ZIP)

* Big Interview requires separate pre-registration. Do not use your UMass login. Register



Career Fair Prep