Here are a few things to get you started on your job search.

  1. Start by taking your StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment to get your top five strengths. This will give you confidence as your apply for jobs with the right fit.

2. Here are some sources to help you create a professional resume.



NACE (The National Association of Colleges and Employers)

3. Don’t forget to build a professional LinkedIn profile.

No college pictures. Add connections as you meet people. Get help from a professional like Barb Penney to make your profile look polished.

4. Write a clear, concise and compelling cover letter. Here are a few examples to help you.



5. Have you ever considered doing an informational interview? It is a sort-of pre-interview where you are NOT asking for a job, but are trying to learn more about a career or a company. Many alumni from your school would love to take time to help you learn about their job and/or company. Here are a few questions to get you started.

6. Here is a great list of 35 questions from for you to use when you are interviewing.

7. Here is a polished resume, if you want to see how one is done. Thanks to Charles for allowing us to share his.