Being successful in today's job market requires forethought and preparation. We've compiled tools to help you refine your job seeking skills and transform you from the perfect candidate into the perfect employee!
Resume and cover letter packet
Our resume and cover letter template has proven to be incredibly successful to students and alumni in their job search. These packets, created based on majors, highlight the various parts of a resume and cover letter, while giving you ideas on how best to advertise yourself to future employers. Career Center staff are always available to help you create your resume and cover letter.
Do you have an interview coming up, and you’re not sure what to expect? Our sample job interview questions are a great resource. If you want to really prepare, contact the Career Center to set up a mock interview. We would be happy to walk you through the steps, from what to wear, to how to answer that tricky “what do you consider your greatest weakness?” question!
TypeFocus is an assessment tool that allows you to look at your personality type in relation to possible careers. It is not a source to tell you what you should do, but a tool to look at options and see where people with your personality type have been successful. Contact the Career Center for the license code. Once you've completed the assessment, we'd would love to sit down with you and go over your results!
Learn to network
Networking is about making connections to gain information and advice about a career field, industry or organization, learn more about possible job opportunities, connect with more people who are doing the things you want to do or tell people more about yourself. Networking isn’t about schmoozing or begging for a job.
Tips for informational interviewing
You learn a great deal about your intended profession doing research, but there's nothing quite as impactful as opening a dialog with someone who is already doing what you want to do. A two-way conversation can lead to unexpected knowledge and unexpected opportunities.
How to network using social media
LinkedIn is the most important professional networking tool in your social media toolkit, but if you're using other social venues for networking you'll want to follow some common sense guidelines for each tool.