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Read about Job Search Skills

We are pleased to offer a selection of articles about job search skills.  These articles are drawn from prior Career Connections newsletters.  In addition to the advice that we offer, the articles provide links to a variety of external websites.  We hope this will help with your efforts to find employment.  

 

In addition, remember that Career Centers offer free advice and assistance with resumes, cover letters, etc.  For more information about area Career Centers, have a look at the St. Mark's Career Advising Services page. 

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Having a good resume is a vital part of the job search process.  In reality, you may end up with multiple, somewhat different versions of your resume, each suitable to a job to which you're applying. This article provides details on how to proceed.

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Often, if you do well during an interview, you'll be asked to provide a list of people who can talk about your skills and prior work &/or study experiences. This article offers advice on how to appropriately create these reference lists. 

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Transferable Skills

This article is coming in August!

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Cover Letters, though sometimes optional, are also an important part of the job search process.  A cover letter allows you to expand on the information provided in your resume, and to do that in very interesting ways that may help you get an interview. 

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Anything you can do to set yourself apart from other job applicants (in a positive way) is important.  Sending thank you messages after an interview doesn't take much time and is a vital professional courtesy.

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Illegal Interview Questions

This article is coming in September!

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When you hopefully get to the interview stage in your job search, you need to be prepared. That means knowing about the organization to which you've applied, and being able to offer a positive impression of your skills character, and personality.

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Gaps in Employment (and other types of gaps) are periods when we weren't working or studying. If the gaps were long, prospective employers may ask about them. Here's advice on how to handle and talk about these "gaps".

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Info Interviews & Cold Calls

This article is coming in October!

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