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Tips for Job Seekers

ShardulYour career search process wouldn't be complete without gathering advice, reviewing resume examples or spending time researching your area of interest. Here are a number of tips you may find helpful when developing your credentials, preparing for an interview and more.

Resumes

Resumes come in all shapes and sizes, but make sure your resume is appropriate for your field and highlights what makes you the best candidate for the position.

Correspondence

If you've acquired impressive credentials and hands-on experiential learning don't let poor professional correspondance inhibit you from securing a position. Review our tips about writing a cover letter and proper e-mail correspondence.

Networking

Did you know there is an immense underground marketplace in which jobs open up and then are filled through word of mouth and personal referrals? Despite the emphasis placed on it, networking remains one of the most misunderstood dimensions of the job search process. Learn how and where to start developing your own personal network.

Interviewing

Being invited for an interview says that your resume or networking strategy has intrigued an organization enough to want to meet you. But you're only partially on your way toward your new position. Be sure to prepare!

Negotiating Salary

Negotiating your salary is a very important part of the job search process. These negotiations can set the tone for your work life and experience with an employer. Here are some tips to consider when negotiating a salary. Since negotiating is a two-way street, try to achieve a win-win situation.

Building Credential Files

The Career Center has partnered with Interfolio to help you maintain references and credential files.

Safety Tips for Your Online Job Search

While the Career Center tries to screen employers and the positions posted to CWRULink, it is imperative that you as a job seeker exercise common sense and caution.