Where Are You in Your Search for Employment?
The search for employment is an ongoing process. The following questions represent typical issues that you must deal with during this process.
- What skills do you have to offer an employer?
- Have you identified and prioritized your work values?
- Can you describe your personal qualities?
- What are your short range and long range career goals?
- What do you want to do?
- In what environment do you want to work?
- Do you know what you want to avoid in your work?
- Is your employment objective realistic?
- Have you talked to people who can help you in your search for employment?
- What professional organizations have you joined?
- Did you attend a career fair?
- Is your faculty advisor aware of your employment objectives?
- Do you know how to utilize Career Service's website to investigate an occupation and/or potential place of employment?
- Have you conducted an informational interview?
- Are you familiar with the professional interview?
- Are you familiar with the professional journals associated with your chosen career?
- Do you have a specific and appropriate plan of action?
- Have you explored the on-campus interviewing process?
- Have you contacted people in your professional network?
- Which resume better for your search strategy?
- Does your resume reflect your employment objectives?
- Does your resume communicate the skills and abilities you could offer an employer?
- Is your cover letter targeted and does it complement your resume?
- Are you prepared to communicate what you can contribute?
- What questions do you want to ask the interviewer?
- Have you practiced interviewing with a friend?