How-To Guides: Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

The Center for Purposeful Work offers a suite of downloadable and printable handouts for:

+Resume and CV

+Cover Letter

+Making Professional Connections




Big Interview combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

Big Interview offers a variety of tools including:

  • Mock interview practice and recording tool
  • Written and video curriculum covering the entire job search and interview process
  • Mechanism for sharing videos externally/internally for feedback
  • Ability to customize/record questions and question sets

Here’s how to set up your Big Interview account:

STEP 1: Go to and click “Register”

STEP 2: Enter your Bates email address, name, and password, and click “Create my Account”

STEP 3: Log in and start using Big Interview

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+LGBTQ+ Resources

+Graduate School Guide

+Downloading an Unofficial Transcript