Career Readiness

Resume

  • Create Your Resume using Optimal Resume™, a free online resume-builder available to Southwest current students and alumni.
  • Resume Review - To have your resume reviewed by our staff, email it as a Microsoft Word attachment to: careerservices@southwest.tn.edu.

Interview

  • Interview Formats
    • Phone: Many employers hold a phone or “screening” interview.  Prepare for your call by watching 5 Phone Interview Tips to Master from Monster.com.
    • Virtual or Online: With many employers using Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting, or Microsoft Teams to conduct online interviews, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the technical aspects of the platform along with some considerations unique to online interviewing: Video Interview Tips for Job Seekers.
    • In Person: A little preparation can go a long way toward reducing interview day stress and ensuring that you come across in a professional manner.  View these Top Interview Tips from Indeed.
  • Practice Interviews - To help students feel more comfortable with the interview process and provide helpful feedback, Career Services offers “mock” or practice interviews in person and online. Email careerservices@southwest.tn.edu to schedule yours today!
  • Professional Image/Attire Consultation - interview attire recommendations for Men and Women

e-Portfolio

  • Electronic Portfolio – record your academic and extra-curricular achievements while preparing for your career
    To start building your e-Portfolio, follow these step-by-step instructions.

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