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First understand yourself, then research the market and the employment opportunities.
Getting Started – what does it take?
Understanding yourself is the first step in our search process. You must be prepared to promote your knowledge, skills and abilities. It is critical that you are confident and comfortable talking about yourself.
What are your career objectives? How do you know the job is right for you? How do you know the employer is right for your career objectives? Are you willing to re-locate? What are entry level wages?
How do you begin your search? First understand yourself, then research the market and the employment opportunities for someone with your academic major and/or internship. The following links will help to fill in the blanks: You are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Career Services to help you with the process.
Make an appointment with your Career Services professional to discuss:
A résumé is a factual, verifiable and professional document. The document contains relevant information and accomplishments in an organized and error free format. Because the resume will be skimmed in approximately 25 to 35 seconds, it should be clear, concise, direct and easy to read. The following information can help you understand the nuances associated with resume development.
The following links may provide resources as you begin to create your resume document:
Schedule an appointment with your Career Service professional for résumé editing and coaching. You may also email your resume draft to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself. It is a business discussion; a give and take dialogue. The company is interested in your knowledge, skills, experience and achievements – can you do the job? They are looking for energy, your interest in the position, the company and the industry – will you do the job? Do you fit the job? To assess your fitness for the position, potential employers will use behavior and attitude-driven questions.
The following links are provided as additional information as you prepare for the interviews.
Dressing for the Interview:
Janet M. Dickson, MOL
Director, Career Services
Lindsay N. Czech, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Career Services
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