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Job Seeking Skills

Welcome to the Job Seeking Skills Center. The following links are provided to aid you in your career search.

The Job Search

Are you ready to begin your job search? Have you talked to people who are doing the things you want to do? Have you determined what skills you have to do the job you want to do? Are you able to effectively communicate to employers that you have what it takes to do the job?

Effective Interviewing

So you've finally scored that interview. Now what? This section will go over the do's & don'ts you need to know before, during and after your interview.

The Cover Letter

The following are a collection of common examples of cover letters that are used by today's job seeker. There are many types cataloged, such as how to inquire about a position, respond to a job posting and even turning down a position offered.

The Resume

This is your ticket into landing that dream job/career. Make sure you're doing it right. These are examples of different types of resumes that relate to all fields of employment.

Requesting References

If you're interviewing for a new job, expect to have your references checked prior to obtaining a job offer. Having good references can be the clincher to getting that new job.

Informational Interviewing

An informational interview is a meeting that you arrange with someone knowledgeable in a career field or industry. Informational interviews can help you with many career decisions, such as choosing a major or career, identifying specific jobs of interest, or deciding to work for a specific employer. Informational interviews differ from employment interviews, and their objectives differ.

Portfolio Information

Portfolios are now becoming standard job seeking tools in a variety of career areas. This page will help you compose an effective portfolio that will bring you positive results.