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Career Resources

Job hunting, practice interviews, resume and cover-letter tips.

Career Resources

Use the tabs below to find resources related to your career goals.

 

Ferguson's Career Tips: 5 Strategies to Ace the Job Search (video)

 


The websites below are great places to search for jobs.


Use these databases and websites to learn more about a career.

Resume Basics (video)


Use the websites below to get help with your resume.

4 Body Language Tips For Your Next Interview (video)

 


Job Interview Tips & Resources

Interviewing for a new job can be extremely nerve-racking, and in an interview situation, you have to assume that you're only going to get one chance to make a first impression- so be sure to make a good one. Some tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Dress Appropriately.
    It doesn't matter if you're interviewing for a job for which you will be given a uniform or if you will be getting dirty on the job- dressing well shows that you are not taking the interview for granted. Showing up in sweatpants, torn denim, etc. not only reflects a lack of preparation on your part; frequently it can be taken as a sign of disrespect, torpedoing your chance to land the job before you even get started.

  • Come to the interview prepared
    Have multiple copies of your resume on hand, and reference contact information. You may be getting interviewed by more than one person, and that attention-to-detail in preparation will be appreciated.

  • Research the company and the position
    If you have done your research properly, you should have questions about the job and/or company. Show that you are interested and curious about the position- this can go a long way towards making a good impression.

  • Scrub Social Media 
    A potential employer will frequently look up job candidates online. Be sure that your digital impression is equally positive as your physical impression. Remove or change the view settings of anything you wouldn't want a future employer to see- especially anything graphic/political. 

  • Review all documents that you have shared
    This includes your resume, transcript, and anything else requested by the potential employer. Reflect on your past experiences, what you have learned, any difficulties you had to overcome, etc. Make bullet notes for yourself about particular skills or anecdotes you took away from classes/previous work experience. This way you will be prepared for questions about your work history without sounding like you are reading a memorized script.

 


Use these websites and videos to ace your interview

Helpful Books

Love Your Job

I Got My Dream Job and So Can You

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I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did

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