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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
Identify your "brand".   
Resume - Your Marketing Tool!  

Find Resume Guides in your student Handshake Resource Library

Resume samples for ideas are also found here, Monster and Job Hero 

Guide to tailoring a resume to the job description

How to write a Resume Summary Statement

Reference Sheet Sample

Using O Net Online to help build your resume

Networking Techniques  

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.  
Talk to everyone you know about possible opportunities & connect with at least 2 individuals each week for networking. 
Interview Preparation   
Phone/Virtual Interview Cheat Sheet.  
Schedule a practice interview for either in-person or virtual 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.  
 Diversity Job Search Workplace Diversity, Hispanic & Latinx jobs, LGBTQ+