Should You Send a Thank You Card After an Interview?

In our line of work, we get asked this question all the time. We always advise jobseekers that it is important to send a thank you card or email after a job interview. Some employers will tell you that they appreciate the gesture but it makes no difference in their hiring choice. But some employers note ...

When Should College Students Begin Their Job Search?

There is no wrong time to begin the search for employment for college students. We typically recommend that a student begin their job search process about four to six months before he or she is set to graduate, definitely no later than three months prior to graduation. Often times, in this economy, the job search ...

Writing an Effective Cover Letter

1. What preparation should students do before they begin writing a cover letter?  Cover letters should be catered to specific jobs and specific employers. Before writing a cover letter, students should think about the job that they want and what makes them best qualified for that position. In order to do this, they need to research the ...

Advice for College Seniors Preparing to Enter the Workforce

1. What is one thing that college seniors can do today that will help them prepare for their careers? Probably the most important thing that seniors can do is get experience in their chosen field of study while they are still in school. This on-the-job experience will help tremendously once students are close to graduation. This experience ...

Resume Tips from Career Services 5

As you transition from your college education to your career, there are some important tips to keep in mind regarding your resume: When submitting a resume to an employer, always do so using Microsoft Word, unless otherwise noted.  Employers prefer to receive resumes in Word over PDFs. Resumes should be attached to emails as opposed ...

10 Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates

1.  Use LinkedIn.  Spend serious time on LinkedIn.  Complete your profile, keep it updated, follow companies, build connections, join groups related to your industry and apply for jobs.  If you spend over ten hours a week on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter, do yourself a favor and use some of that time on ...

Social Media and Employment: Are you Connected? 1

Do you have a LinkedIn profile?  If the answer is no, you’re missing out on many great opportunities to network with others in your field.  More importantly, you’re missing out on potentially finding your next great employment opportunity. Today more than ever before, employers are heading to social media to find their next star employee.  ...