1. Focus on accomplishments over daily tasks and responsibilities.
2. Show the employer what you can bring to the table. Highlight skills and provide brief problem-solving examples.
3. Create more than one resume or alter a basic resume to fit the position.
4. Have a format that is easy to read, with clear and legible font.
1. Try networking in person as well as online through social networking sites. Reach out to friends and family, start volunteering, or connect with others through alumni associations.
2. Stay active while unemployed. Take advantage of free educational classes and computer classes to keep skills sharp.
3. Watch out for job scams and keep your personal information private.
4. If you don’t know where to start, try doing some career testing to match your skills and abilities to the right career for you.
1. Research the company to learn about its history and mission.
2. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer.
3. Practice your elevator speech. This should be a short 30 second response to the question “Tell me about yourself”.
4. Try to frame all your answers in a positive way.
5. Be on time. Figure out how you will get there ahead of time.