Job Search Resources
You’ve put a lot of time into assessing your talents, values and interests. You’ve researched careers and identified one that resonates with you and meshes well with your attributes. And, you’ve worked hard—in and out of the classroom—to acquire a skill set that will make you successful in your chosen field. Now, it’s time to go get your job.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy.
You need to be able to promote yourself well with a resume that aptly chronicles your skills and experiences. You need to practice good business etiquette and know how to dress professionally. And, you need to master effective interviewing techniques that will allow you to articulate to a prospective employer all the great things you bring the table.
Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to change career paths, our resources can help you become a confident, competent and polished professional. Good luck to you!
Job Search Documents
Your resume can solidify you as a valid job candidate or sabotage your chances of getting a job. Whether you are creating your very first resume or tweaking one that already exists, use these resources to help you put your best foot forward.
- Sample Resume
- Resume Self Review
- Action Verb List
- Résumé Checklist
- Résumé Rubric
- How to Tailor your Resume to Each Job
- Resume Writing Academy Resources
- Formatting for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – Resume Writing Academy
- Build your Resume with Resume Target
- Video: The Biggest Resume Red Flags
- Video: Resume Writing Do’s and Dont’s
- 185 Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome
- Career Change Resume: Sample and Complete Guide
- Resume Self Review
Resume Keywords by Major:
- Information Technology
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Administration
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineer
- Biomedical Engineering
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“Resume Writing Do’s and Don’ts”
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A curriculum vitae (CV) provides a summary of one’s experience and skills. Typically, CVs are longer than resumes and will include information on one’s academic background, teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations and other achievements. Although used mostly outside of the United States, CVs requested in the United States are usually for job opportunities in the following arenas: academic, scientific, research, teaching, medical and international applications.
When applying for a job, you need to introduce yourself in a memorable and personal way. You do that with a well-crafted cover letter.
A professional reference is someone who can vouch for your qualifications for a job—typically a former employer, supervisor, colleague, teacher, or client. Now more than ever, employers are checking references to ensure they are making the most appropriate hire.
Oftentimes, the most connected professionals you know are also the most successful. Investing in your professional relationships can provide a huge payback over the course of your career. Networking will help you gain skills, stay on top of the latest trends in your industry and accumulate connections and resources that will aid in your career development.
Because of its vast worldwide connectivity, this social media platform for professionals is an excellent resource to help you create your personal brand to seek a new job or improve prospects for your current position.
- Job Search Checklist Using LinkedIn
- LinkedIn Self Review
- LinkedIn Profile Checklist
- LinkedIn for Job Seekers: Advanced Techniques for Finding a Job Quickly on LinkedIn
- LinkedIn – The Student Job Hunting Handbook
- The 2016 Job Search Guide
- Online Image Review Checklist
- Optimize your LinkedIn Profile
- Salary Tool: Salaries by Job Title and Location
- Video: Creating Your LinkedIn Profile
- YouTube Tutorial: How To Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2019
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Dressing for success is a real thing. Like mastering business etiquette, dressing professionally will improve your stature and allow you to enter any situation with confidence.
Did you know you can participate in mock interviews virtually to hone your interviewing skills? It’s a free service available through Warrior Jobs.
- Log in to your Warrior Jobs account.
- Click on Resources in the left-side navigation to find Virtual Interviews.
- Use your computer’s camera and microphone to record your mock interview session.
From there, you can review and critique your session so that when the real time comes, you will be able to interview like a champ. If you have any questions, email the Career Center.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Learn how to effectively connect with a prospective employer to tell why you are the best candidate for the job.
- Types of interviews
- Informational Interviews
- Interview Rubric
- Interview Expert Advice
- Interview Questions and Answers
- Top 50 Interview Questions and Answers
- 6 Tips to Ace Your Phone Interview
- Video: Behavioral Interviews
- Video: Reverse Interview
- Video: The Toughest Interview Questions
- Video: Phone Interviews
- Interview Questions and Answers with Video
- How to Ace a Skype Interview Video
- 7 tips to Nail a Skype interview
- How to Use Skype to Conduct Long Distance Interviews
- Pre-Interview Checklist for Skype Interviews
- CandidCareer Video: Virtual Interviewing 101
- CandidCareer Video: Dress Up for your Virtual Interviews
- CandidCareer Video: Good Eye Contact for Virtual Interviews
When you get a call with a job offer, will you be ready when the “money talk” comes?
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the leading source of information about the employment of the college educated and the essential link connecting college career services and HR/recruiting professionals at corporations hiring new college graduates. The NACE Salary Calculator is provided in partnership with Job Search Intelligence (JSI). The team at MoneyGeek.com has created a cost of living calculator to utilize as a comparison tool that will show how income differs across location, occupation choice, and several additional demographics. These two resources can be very helpful in assisting job seekers research salary ranges for their desired careers. Below are other resources to help you:
Getting the salary you feel you deserve may require some negotiation. Here are some resources to help you negotiate the salary you feel you deserve:
Job Search Tools
Career fairs give you an excellent opportunity to talk to employees or interns from a wide array of companies to learn about what careers are available to you. These are important interactions that should not be taken lightly. After all, it is your career. Before attending a career fair, assemble a list of questions to ask that will help you glean insightful answers. You can find upcoming career fairs by clicking on the links below:
Job search engines are websites that facilitate one’s job search. When it comes time to search for a job, consider one of these resources:
After You Get the Job
Use the Job Search Toolkit to help you prepare for your job/internship search. You will find resources such as career assessments, crafting your resume, avoiding job search potholes, interview attire do’s and don’ts, interview tips and more!
An advanced degree can be a valuable pathway toward career growth. It can also be a large time and financial commitment. The resources below will help you learn all about advanced degrees: from evaluating whether an advanced degree is your path toward future growth to determining which graduate degree program is best for you. Contact the CareerCenter@indianatech.edu if you have further questions, or would like to schedule an appointment.