- Assessing Yourself
- Exploring Careers
- Exploring Educational and Training Options
- Creating a Plan and Setting Goals
- Marketing Yourself and Finding a Job
Marketing Yourself and Finding a Job
As you gather your materials in anticipation of applying for positions or school, you may need to establish credentials or order transcripts. Contact the schools you attended to learn how to obtain these documents. Consider contacting a career professional on your campus to help you through these important steps.
A resume is needed in most job searches so it is important that you have the best one possible. It is a summary of who you are and what you have to offer and should show a potential employer that you are qualified for the position. The links below will give you some general information on how to develop a resume:
- Resume Guide
- Creating Your Resume
- What to Include On Your Resume
- Resume Writing Tutorials
- Improving Your Resume
- How to Use A Resume
- Tips on Submitting Your Resume Electronically
- Sample Resumes (From Monster.com)
Your final resume is a reflection of you and should be unique. However, using a template may be a good way to start organizing your personal information:
References A list of people who can talk about your work experience is often a supplement to a resume. These guidelines include how to select and communicate with your references.
Job Applications Some employers require you to complete a job application at some point of the hiring process. Learn more about this through these online tutorials.
Some employers may require a portfolio in addition to or instead of a resume. Traditional portfolios include 3-ring binders or a large file folder with work samples. Electronic portfolios include work samples, files, pictures and links and are on the Internet. The resource below will help you learn more about portfolios:
A cover letter is a companion document to your resume and should answer the question "Why should I hire this person?" The resources below provide tips on what to include in a cover letter and guidelines on how to write one: