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Preparing for your job search includes writing a good cover letter and resume.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

If you are a JCCC credit student or alumni in an active job search, you can bring in a draft of your résumé and cover letter for a critique by one of our Career Development Coaches. No appointment is necessary. You can also submit your résumé and cover letter online to be critiqued by creating an account on JobLinks.

The Career Development Center has a “Résumés and Correspondence Best Practices” booklet for extra help.

Interview with Confidence

Interviewing is a skill that requires practice to make a good “first impression.” To achieve success in an interview process:

  • research yourself, the company and the position
  • practice responses to possible questions
  • dress appropriately

Our “Interview Guidelines” booklet will provide you with additional tips on interview preparation and examples of commonly asked interview questions.

The "30-Second Elevator Pitch Sample" can help you organize your delivery to that common question: "Tell me about yourself."

Big Interview - Online Training System

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Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. You will have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Use Big Interview to learn and practice interviewing skills that will come in handy in your job search and your educational career.

New users can create an account with any email address using registration code 0534. Note: Big Interview works best when you use the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.


Schedule a mock interview

If you're a credit student or alumni and you have a pending job interview, schedule a formal and recorded Mock Interview Practice Session at the Career Development Center.

Mock interviews must be scheduled in advance; call the Career Development Center at 913-469-3870 or email to set up an appointment.

Get Career Advice

Career Spots Videos offer advice from employers, career counselors and fellow students in short (less than 5 minutes) videos on a wide range of job-search topics.