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Don’t cheat yourself out of your dream job or internship by procrastinating. Don’t wait until you need a finished polished resume or cover letter to start writing it. Producing a quality resume, cover letter, or Curriculum Vitae product takes time but it is well worth the investment of time and effort.

Similarly, good interviews don’t just happen, they take practice. Putting little time or effort into perfecting your interviewing skills will show in the interview and can significantly impede your prospects. Remember, there is no second chance to make a first impression so make sure that your first impression is a positive once. For more on interviews visit, Prepare: Getting ready for an interview.

Discover tools to help you prepare for the interview and tips on writing your resume, cover letter, and a Curriculum Vitae. Make a positive first impression.


Check out the Career Services Events Calendar for upcoming workshops on resume writing, interviewing, networking and other career related topics.

Complete Career Guide

Download the Penn State Career Guide for many tips and tricks on landing an internship or career.