5 Tips for Your Job Search

By Kari Bodine

  1. Perfect your application materials

According to CareerBuilder, 58% of employers won’t consider a resume with typos.  Have your materials reviewed before submitting them to the hiring manager.

  1. Network!

I’m sure you’ve heard “It’s who you know, not what you know.” A personal connection might get your foot in the door faster than the most impressive resume. Utilize your resources and build professional relationships earlier than you expect you’ll need to.

  1. Clean up your social media

According to the Huffington Post, 80% of employers Google job seekers before offering an interview.  Make sure you know what they are seeing and remove anything inappropriate that might hinder your chances of getting hired.

  1. Do your research

Knowledge is power.  If you understand the company’s culture and mission before the interview, you will show your interest in the position as well as better communicate how you fit in with the company.

  1. Prepare for the interview

Research common questions in your field, schedule a mock interview with Career Services, rehearse your responses using Skype – there are many ways to prepare!  Be sure to dress professionally, keep hair and nails well groomed, and keep your cell phone out of sight!

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