Find a Job

Are you ready? You are going to need an updated résumé, a winning cover letter, and in some situations a portfolio of your work. You will also need to know how to use your contacts to tap into that hidden job market. This step will provide you with information and activities to really make you shine.

You’ll learn:

  • About the hiring process.
  • How to market yourself.
  • About connecting with people online and building your network.
  • How to research employers and find job openings.
  • How to fill out job applications.
  • How to write résumé and cover letters.
  • How to prepare for an interview.
  • How to negotiate job offers.

For the most part finding and getting a job relies on your ability to get an employer’s attention. Employers expect you to know job search strategies and how to represent yourself. To be successful you need to be clear about what you want to do, know what your skills are, and know how to target your job search.

Using the Job Search Target (pdf), write down the occupations you are interested in and qualified for, the industries you are interested in, and any employers that you are interested in.

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