Launching an Employment Campaign
There are many different skills and tools that you need to conduct an effective job search in today's labor market. Let us help you organize your search. We have resources to help you polish your skills and increase your chances of getting a job. Review the key skills below to increase your marketability and expand your potential career opportunities.
Resumes and Cover Letters
A resume is your advertisement to an employer. If you have never written a resume before, view a copy of our compiled Résumé and Cover Letter Guide to get started. A cover letter is a personal statement that summarizes your resume and gives an employer a snapshot of you and your professional experiences. Cover letters should have a clear structure and follow a defined format.
Often, people find out about jobs from friends, acquaintances and relatives. Your social group can be a wonderful resource when it comes to finding a job. We have put together a brief Networking Guide with tips and a list of "do's and "don'ts" to help get you started networking. As you network, we recommend conducting informational interviews to gather information about your occupation and to build your network.
Many people are uncomfortable when it comes to interviews. Like many things, practicing can drastically improve your performance. To help you present yourself effectively, we offer plenty of interview information and tips including mock (practice) interviews. Review our Interviewing Guide for more insight into the final step of the job search and how to seal the deal. As you network and begin to interview for positions, feel free to drop in for a mock interview with one of our career advisors.
Meet with a Career Advisor to discuss your resume, cover letter, or job search. Together we will discuss tools that will be most effective for your needs.
Career advising is provided via appointment. See the Career Services homepage for more information.