imperial logo
Welcome to Imperial Valley College!

Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

Follow us:facebook icontwitter iconinstagram iconyoutube iconlinkedin icon

Resume, Job Applications, Cover letters & Interviews

Resume Building

Employers use resumes to get a deeper understanding of candidate skills, strengths and experience. Your resume should reflect achievements, awards, education, experience and any other outstanding accomplishments that align with your career path and goals.

Resume Materials
-How to Write a Resume
-List of Words to Use in Your Resume
- Sample Chronological Resume
-Sample Skills & Functional Resume

Resume Appointment Materials
-Resume Appointment Instructions
-Resume Worksheet


Cover Letter Guidance

A cover letter is important because not only does it highlight your unique combination of skills and strengths, but it is your chance to showcase your knowledge, experience and abilities and the needs of the employer.

Cover Letter Materials
-How to Write a Cover Letter
-Sample Cover Letters

Cover Letter Appointment Materials
-Cover Letter Appointment Instructions
-Cover Letter Worksheet


Job Search Assistance & Applications

The Career Services Center can help you look for a job. We receive weekly job listings that can be shared with our students and have a list of legit job websites that can be given to students. We also have a job placement and case manager here to help students on campus.

When filling out a job application it is important to make sure you are as detail oriented as possible. Always make sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to the position you are applying for and do your research on the company you're applying to.

Job Applications
-How to Complete Job Applications
-Job Application Sample


Interview Preparation

Dressing in the proper attire for an interview is important because it is the first impression your potential employer will have of you. Dressing well will show you are serious about the job and genuinely interested in the position. Showing up at least 15 minutes before the interview is also important because it shows you have good time management skills and are respectful of the interviewer's time.

Material for Interviews