Job Search 101 Guide
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on career transitions, we are making our Job Search 101 Guide available online to all job seekers.
We invite you to explore our Guide for free job search tips, resume samples, interview preparation, and more.
Tips for Creating an Effective Resume
The thought of writing a resume intimidates almost everyone. Here are 15 tips to help you write a winning resume.
Example of an Effective Resume
Here is an example of an effective, professionally written resume that you can use as a guide for writing your own resume.
Customize Your Resume to a Particular Job Posting
Here’s a simple and effective way you can customize your resume to the opportunities you seek.
Cover Letter Resources
Why You Should Have a Cover Letter when Applying for Jobs
Here are three important reasons for why you should include a cover letter with your resume when applying for a job.
What to Include in Your Cover Letter
Get an effective, easy-to-follow format for what you should include in your cover letter when applying for a job.
Cover Letter Example
Get a sample of an effective cover letter that you can use as a guide for writing your own cover letter when applying for a job.
Beginning Your Job Search
Here's How Long Your Job Search Will Take
Wondering how long it will take to find a new job? Here are some factors that could either shorten or lengthen your job search.
Here's How Job Seekers Found Their Last Job
Ever wonder how job seekers are finding new jobs? Here are the stats on how most job seekers found their last job.
Maximize the Number of Quality Job Opportunities You Target
Here’s how you can maximize the number of quality job opportunities that you can target in your job search.
How to best utilize job posting sites in your job search
Here’s how to best utilize Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other job posting sites in your job search.
Working with Executive Recruiters & Tracking Your Job Search Progress
The role executive recruiters play in your job search
Here’s everything you need to know about executive recruiters and the role executive recruiters will play in your job search.
The ideal candidate for executive recruiters
Here’s what you need to know about being an ideal candidate for an executive recruiter.
An important interview that isn’t with an employer
Here’s how you can increase your chances of having executive recruiters pass your resume on to a client company
How to reach out to executive recruiters
Here’s everything you need to know about reaching out to executive recruiters during your job search.
Preparing for the Interview
Negotiate salary - how to determine your desired salary
Here’s everything you need to know about how to determine your desired salary to prepare for the HR phone screen interview.
Questions you should expect during an interview
Here is a list of likely questions you should be prepared to respond to during a job interview.
What is a behavior-based interview?
Here is everything you need to know about behavior-based interviews that you may encounter during your job search.
Follow-up email after an interview
Here’s everything you need to know about what to include in your interview follow-up email.
References & Recommendations
Who you should ask to be a reference or provide a letter of recommendation
There are many people you can ask to be a reference for you or to provide you with a letter of recommendation. Here are some ideas.
See an example of a reference list
Here’s an example of a reference list.
What should be included in a letter of recommendation
Here’s everything you need to know about what should be included in a letter of recommendation that you use in your job search.