Launching your career requires time, energy and preparation. Employers receive responses from hundreds of candidates for any one position. Your challenge is to think of yourself as a unique product and apply basic marketing principles in the creation of a proactive and strategic approach. Developing your resume or portfolio, preparing for the interview process, utilizing social media, conducting research and identifying potential employers are important strategies in your job search.
Employers typically take 10 to 30 seconds to screen resumes for interviews. To make the cut, your content and layout need to be clear, concise and targeted to the specific job for which you are applying. You need to think of your resume as a marketing tool that demonstrates how you meet the needs of your potential employer. In addition to the resume tips below, you can find thousands of resources online and in the Career Center, or plan to attend an upcoming workshop or resume critique.
View our resume tips.
Social media has become an increasingly important tool in connecting you with professionals, recruiters and potential employers. The Career Development Center offers tips and workshops each term on how to use the three most common social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter) as part of a comprehensive job search strategy.
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