Job Search Prep
Are you ready to apply your education and expertise to the world of work but need assistance navigating the job search process? Empower yourself to be the most competitive candidate by educating yourself on how to stand out from the crowd. Provided are the key components to a successful job search equipped with resourceful links hand-selected by the USF Career Services staff.
Job Search Resources
If you are ready for your job search, we are here to help connect you to employers and job openings. Use our online job search resources to connect with your next opportunity!
Resumes and Cover Letters
Resumes and cover letters are marketing tools whose primary focuses are to land you an interview. These documents are designed to demonstrate the unique skills and qualifications you can bring to the company and position. Each document has its own unique purpose. It is important for the applicant to learn how to best market themselves on each document. Bring in a hard copy to Career Express and we will provide you with feedback!
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. Let Career Services help you get started with your employer research!
Did you know that 80% of positions are obtained through networking? By networking with professionals in targeted companies or occupations of interest, opportunities are more likely to arise. Networking helps gather information to make educated decisions on majors, careers and employers. Career Services' events, social media, friends, family, and associations are great networking resources.
Preparing for an interview is a lot to do on your own, so our team is here to help! Career Express helps with general interview Q&A. Schedule an hour-long mock interview with your Career Consultant to help you prepare in a face-to-face setting. For a mock interview, go to Career Express first, then schedule your mock interview appointment. Big Interview is a virtual interview practice tool. Use Organization Code 0475 to create a new account.
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.