Get Prepared

When an exciting career opportunity presents itself, you want to be able to take advantage of it. One of the best ways to ensure your success is to prepare your professional materials ahead of time. Whether you have the perfect job in mind or you’re just looking to expand your options, the Career Center is here to help you put your best foot forward, no matter the opportunity. 

To receive feedback on your professional materials, schedule an appointment with a Career Center Advisor or visit our virtual walk-in hours, every Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Résumés/CVs (login required)

Your résumé serves as your first impression to hiring managers, providing them with your contact information, education, relevant work experience, and credentials. Start creating your résumé by exploring our Guide to Résumés, where you'll learn about the style, format, and content of business and performance résumés. You may also need a curriculum vitae (CV), especially if you’re applying to academic programs or positions. Learn more about CVs in our Guide to CVs. For more detailed information, learn more about résumés and CVs.

Cover Letters (login required)

A cover letter is a one-page document that connects your experience to the specific position you are looking to fill. Rather than restating your résumé, your cover letter should give employers a sense of who you are and what you will bring to the table. Cover letters are not one-size-fits-all, and should be tailored to each specific employer. Find more tips and examples of cover letters in our Guide to Cover Letters or learn more about cover letters.

Artist One-Sheet (login required)

The artist one-sheet gives a unique snapshot of who you are as an artist. It is an easily accessible way for agents, managers, publishers, talent buyers, and more to get a sense of your career highlights as well as your upcoming endeavors. Find more tips and examples of cover letters in our Guide to Artist One-Sheets or learn more about one-sheets.

Websites (login required)

As our world has become more digital, personal websites have become an important tool for showcasing businesses, services, talents, and products in a professional manner. You do not need coding skills to create a professional-looking website—a variety of website building tools are available to help you push your brand into cyberspace. Berklee has also partnered with Wix, a website building platform, to provide exclusive templates, discounts, training, and support so you can create a professional website. Learn more about building your website.

LinkedIn (login required)

LinkedIn’s worldwide platform for career professionals allows you to grow your network, share your skills, research career paths, connect with organizations, and apply for jobs. Check out our Guide to LinkedIn for tips on creating a polished profile, finding industry groups, connecting with potential employers, and more. Learn more about maximizing your LinkedIn profile.

Networking (login required)

Networking is something you do every day, whether you’re collaborating with a classmate, talking with faculty or staff, or meeting someone new at a gig or event. As a Berklee student or alumnus, you are a member of one of the most powerful and close-knit networks in the music and creative arts industries. Learn how to use and grow your network in our Guide to Networking or learn more about networking skills.

Interviewing (login required)

A job interview is your chance to meet your potential employer and demonstrate your qualifications for the job. It’s natural to be nervous before a job interview, but proper preparation and practice will help you approach your interview with confidence and excitement. Look through our Guide to Interviewing for tips on preparing for a job interview, interviewing, and following up afterwards with employers. You can also practice on your own with sample interview questions, learn how to negotiate a job offer with an employer, and set up a mock interview with a Berklee Career Center advisor. Learn more about interviewing skills. 

Career Planning Timeline

With all the resources available to you, it can be hard to know where to start your career preparations. Use the Career Planning Timeline to help prioritize and organize your career-related tasks.

  • Research

    Browse career options by community, industry, major, or city.

  • Opportunities

    Find and apply to jobs, gigs, and internships.

  • Notifications

    Customize how you're notified about events, jobs, gigs, internships, and more.

  • Directory

    Search the directory to find peers and professionals in your Berklee network.