The Job Resource Center has the tools to help you find your next career by providing help in many areas. Get information and tips and information on every step of the job hunt, including preparing a great resume and cover letter, attending a career fair, learning strategies for your interview and evaluating your job offer.
Resume and Cover Letter: Your resume is a concise summary of your education, experience, skills, and accomplishments tailored to address the needs of the potential employer. Get help with formatting your resume, see examples, bring your resume to life with a tailored cover letter and learn how to list references with our Resume & Cover Letter Guide.
Correspondence: Professional correspondence is essential to a successful job search. Learn about creating thank you letters, letters of acceptance and networking letters with our helpful JRC Correspondence Guide.
Interviewing Strategies: Congratulations! You followed all the steps and now you have an interview. To present yourself well in an interview and feel confident, it is important to prepare by doing your research. Research the job, the industry and the employer and know your skills. We can help you with all these questions and more with our Interviewing Strategies for Success Guide.
Evaluating Job Offers and Negotiating Salary: There are a multitude of factors to consider to ensure the offer and new position are right for you. Some important things to consider are salary, benefits, and opportunity for advancement, location, job content, your boss and organizational flexibility. Use this guide for successful strategies and information to help you make the best decision.
Helpful Hints for New Employees: You took the offer and you are ready to start your new job. Whether you are starting your new job right out of college or making the transition from a previous job, the JRC has helpful hints for new employees. In this guide, we cover attendance, dress code, relationships with co-workers and management, office etiquette, time management, handling stress and managing your career and professional development.
Identify Your Skills: You have hundreds of skills developed through a variety of avenues. In looking for a job, knowing what you can do well is important. Understanding your skills will assist you in verbalizing those abilities to potential employers in interviews and networking opportunities. If you can articulate how your skills may benefit a particular employer, you will be more successful! Use this worksheet to help you land your next job.
Career Resources for Diverse Populations: The following career resources may be helpful to address the career interests and needs of various diverse populations and underrepresented groups.