Career Preparation

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Resume, Cover Letters and Interview Tips

At Hiram College, we value excellent writing and work to engage you in developing strong skills. Now you will have a chance to use them to write focused resumes and persuasive cover letters!


  • For every job or internship that you apply to, submit both a cover letter and resume.
  • Attend one of our resume workshops in the fall or spring semesters for help creating or tweaking a resume. Schedule an appointment with Career & Community Engagement for resume and/or cover letter review.

What is the number one skill that employers value in new college graduates? Strong communication skills. Learning to convey your skills, interests, and experiences to a potential employer in a clear confident manner is crucial to a successful internship and job search.

Career & Community Engagement Offers:

  • Mock interviewing assistance by scheduled appointment or drop-in visit.
  • Interviewing etiquette workshops.
  • Resources on how to successfully interview in-person, on the phone, or via video-conferencing technology.


  • Hiram students have access to our online job board, Handshake, which has thousands of opportunities including internships, full-time jobs, and on-campus jobs. Profiles are pre-created, and students should login using their Hiram username and password.
  • Complete your profile to see the positions that align with your interests! For more information on how to complete your profile and get started in Handshake, visit Handshake’s support site.

  • Handshake is available to all Hiram College alumni! Alumni should create a new account using a personal email and then a Hiram staff member will approve the account, granting access to thousands of job postings that are hand approved by our Career Development Center.
  • You can also make appointments with Career Development and access resources like resume writing guides, interview tips, and more.

Create a profile on our Handshake to connect with Hiram students and alumni.