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.
- Review resume examples and a checklist
- 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)
- 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
- Five Benefits of Cover Letters, by Vault
- Writing Samples: Dos & Don'ts
- Employers may request references to gain a better perspective of your candidacy. Review a reference sheet example.
- Professional Correspondence: Thank You & Acceptance Letters
- Create your “go-to” introduction to be used during interviews or while networking.
- Interview Checklist- review these tips BEFORE the interview
- Prepare for the different interview formats and dress accordingly
- Tips for preparing for a Skype interview, by Vault
- Tips for preparing for a fellowship interview, by ProFellow
- Schedule a mock interview to practice. Tips for preparing for a mock interview
- Know your rights, review these inappropriate/illegal interview question and be aware of what your responsibility is once you have accepted a position
- How to appropriately cancel a job interview, by Vault
- Interview tips: infographics
- Consider if you need academic credit or a salary for your next internship.
- Research the average salary for your next full time job (i.e. Salary.com, Indeed.com, Payscale.com, or Glassdoor.com provide regional data for job titles searched). Additionally interview professionals working in the field and ask what they think the going rate is for an entry level position in the field.
- Know what you can afford! Review the average cost of living for your desired city and create a budget worksheet to identify your salary needs.
- Consider what is negotiable along with how in demand your skills are for that industry. Review these tips for evaluating offers.
Review additional resources, services, workshops, and links by visiting the University Career Center & The President’s Promise website. Questions? Email UCC-BSOS@umd.edu.