Job Search Prep
Get ready to have a successful job search! Empower yourself to be the most competitive candidate by learning how to stand out from the crowd. Use these resources to create or level up your resume and cover letter, learn how to research companies, and see how to get the most out of networking.
Job Search Tools
These resources will help connect you to employers and available opportunities when searching for internships, part-time, and full-time jobs.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Resumes and cover letters are tools that help you get an interview with a prospective employer. These documents should demonstrate the unique skills and qualifications you will bring to the company and position. Each document has its own unique purpose so it is important to learn how to create, write, and use each one.
A curriculum vitae (CV) is different than a resume, both in terms of formatting and use. Typically, a CV is used for applications related to academia and it is formatted to allow for a comprehensive overview of your academic and professional history without page limits constraining your information.
Employer research is an important part of your job search process and can help you gain familiarity of the company’s organizational culture, structure, services, and mission. Whether or not you are currently job seeking, you can benefit from employer research to help select an ideal work environment.
Did you know that 80% of positions are obtained through networking? Networking with professionals in targeted companies or occupations of interest, helps you gather information to make educated decisions on majors, careers and employers.
Preparing for an interview is a lot to do on your own. Start by reading the Interview Basics webpage. You can use the Big Interview tool, which allows you to practice your interviewing skills and get feedback, all online!
Dress for Success
When interviewing for a job or talking to a recruiter at a career fair, you only have a few moments to make a good impression. The first thing the employer will see is what you decided to wear. Will dressing properly get you the job? Maybe not, but wearing the wrong thing could cost you the chance to nail an interview! Having the right clothing for your industry is an investment in your future.