Are you ready to apply for your next internship or job? Review the links below to ensure you are prepared for the next opportunity around the corner.
- Check out the new Career Center Blog for additional tips.
- Consider developing a portfolio of materials that demonstrate your skills.
- Create a skill based resume that highlights your transferable skills in demand for your field of interest.
- The 10-Minute Resume Cheat Sheet, Vault.com
- Pros and Cons of PDF Resumes in Job-Search
- Tips for developing a federal resume (required for federal internship and job applications)
- Tips for adding the right skills on a resume
- Resume tips: Infographics
- Examples: Angela BSOS, Fanny Lucky, Federal Resume
- Develop a customized cover letter for each position you apply for, detailing the three top reasons you meet the position’s qualifications.
- Elements of a cover letter
When asked, submit references (not on your resume, but on a separate document) with your name and contact information at the top, and list the name and contact information of the references. Review a reference sheet example in the Terp Guide, page 24.
- Professional Correspondence: Thank You & Acceptance Letters
Create your “go-to” introduction to be used during interviews or while networking.
- Prepare for the different interview formats and dress accordingly.
- Know what employers look for and expect during interviews.
- Schedule a mock interview to practice. Tips for preparing for a mock interview.
- Interviewing videos- get tips from the professionals.
- Be knowledgeable in what is not an appropriate interview question and what your responsibility is once you have accepted a position.
- Interview tips: infographics
- Consider if you need academic credit or a salary for your next internship. What is available is based on the needs of your industry.
- Research the average salary for your next full time job and review the average cost of living for that area.
- Consider what is negotiable along with how in demand your skills are for that industry.
- Complete a budget worksheet to identify your salary needs.
Review additional resources, services, workshops, and links by visiting the University Career Center & The President’s Promise website.