What Is In Your Career Tool Box?
The Office of Career Services can help you develop action plans and achieve success!
Must haves for a complete Career Marketing Tool Kit:
What if you're not sure of what kind of job or career you want? Not sure what to do with your life? Need some career direction? Spend some time and take a self-assessment test to give you a better idea of your attitudes and interests as they relate to possible career choices.
Work with a career coach to help you develop a plan of action. Once you have a clear goal, develop your resume so it draws out your most relevant qualifications. Remember to focus on accomplishments to demonstrate your skill and abilities.
While a good cover letter can certainly contribute to your success in landing a job, its main purpose is not to get you a job, but to get you an interview. Always highlight your key accomplishments that closely match the employer’s specific need.
An interview is your chance to sell yourself. Know your strengths and how you fit in with the company. The OCS can help you prepare for an interview as you discuss interview preparation, perform a mock interview and plan for interview follow-up.
Industry /Company Knowledge
Research is one of the most important components of a job search. A key resource for job-seekers is information. You will not succeed in your job-search without knowledge of the companies you are interviewing with or information about the industry.
Career experts estimate that the vast majority of job openings are never advertised or publicly announced, but filled through word-of-mouth or networking. The OCS can teach you proven networking techniques.
Don’t be caught without the right tools in your job search!