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Job Search Preparation Resources

Steps to a Successful Job Search

Action Steps
Know Yourself
What am I good at? What are my skills related to the job I am seeking? Identify your skills, personality, strengths, and values to find a career area that fits well!
Access Career Assessments.  
Additional ways to identify skills: Skills Matcher and ONET Online
Quick Quiz to consider ideas for your “brand”.  
Resume - Your Marketing Tool!  
KY Career Edge- Templates that save in MS Word to easily make updates on your resume, cover letter, thank you letters. Click on “Tool Kit”  
Reference Sheet sample.
Networking Techniques  
Research companies of interest using company websites, LinkedIn, and their social media sites.  
Talk to everyone you know about possible opportunities & connect with at least 2 individuals each week for networking.  
Create/Update a LinkedIn Profile. Connect with individuals (alumni, friends, acquaintances) at companies of interest or with those who do what you want to do.  View the latest job search and LInkedIn product tips by subscribing to the LinkedIn Blog.
Set up job/internship alerts and check them daily/weekly.  
Interview Preparation   
Phone/Virtual Interview Cheat Sheet.  
KY Career Edge – Record & practice interview questions. Select “Tool Kit” to access Interview Simulation Trainer and/or schedule a practice interview with Career Services.  
Create and practice your one-minute commercial.
Tips to prepare for your virtual interview.
Keep your job search efforts organized with a Job Search tracking spreadsheet.    
Don’t forget to send a thank-you note for after interview. It can set you apart from other candidate and must be error free.  
Tool Kit
HCC Career Exploration   HCC Job Posting site
Job Search Resources    
Interviewing Preparation    
Resume Resources    
Specific Job Search Sites    
LinkedIN Networking