Career Advice for Job Seekers

From resumes and cover letters to networking and interviewing: Total entry-level job seeker advice!

Anna Peters AvatarAnna Peters
June 18, 2018

guide to interviewingEntry-Level Job Seeker’s Definitive Guide to Interviewing: We would love for you to get that job! We know a thing or two about what will make you stand out–we help connect about 2.5 million students and grads to entry-level jobs every year. Don’t make the mistake of showing up unprepared for your interview. This guide includes tips for researching the organization, answering common questions, preparing your success stories, what to wear, and more. Read the guide.


Job search tips in getting past the ATSGetting Your Resume Past the Machines and Landing a Job You Love: You might know that most employers use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to scan your resume before any humans lay eyes on it. These machines filter out a crazy amount of resumes, many of which are from qualified candidates. We get how frustrating this is for job seekers, and this guide helps you get past that first step in the process. Read the guide.



Guide to resume writingDefinitive Guide to Resume Writing for Students and Grads: We have so much advice for improving your resume, and we did our best to boil it down. In this guide you’ll find tips for being specific on your resume, formatting, tailoring it for each job, and specific tips for women, veterans and engineers. Read the guide.



Entry-Level Job Seeker’s Definitive Guide to Salary Negotiation: We want you to get paid fairly almost as much as you do! We believe every student and grad deserves a great career, so we put together this guide that includes tips on doing salary research, keeping the conversation open, talking points, how to articulate your value and more. Read the guide.



Guide to networking

Networking: A Definitive Guide for Students and Grads to Succeed in the Job Search: Where do you even start networking? This guide takes you from the very beginning, and gives you a sample elevator pitch, shows you how to conduct an informational interview, how to engage authentically, mistakes to avoid, and many other tips for connecting with the right people who will help you find a job. Read the guide.


Find an internshipInternship Do’s and Don’ts: Everyone’s career starts somewhere. If you want to start on the right foot, read this guide with lessons from two employers who hire a lot of interns. We frame their stories into do’s and don’ts to guide you as you search for an internship.  Read the guide.



how to land a job by graduation7 Things College Seniors Should Do Now to Land a Job by Graduation [infographic]:It takes hard work to get hired. Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint. First, know your core skills. Make a list of great things going for you. Narrow down your list to where you are most competent and what you enjoy most. Next, update your resume. See more.



The Right Questions to Ask in a Job Interview [infographic]: Here we provide about twenty sample questions that would reveal genuine information about the employer and show that you’re enthusiastic and interested in the job. Don’t make the mistake of not asking any questions during or at the end of your interview. You’re interviewing them too, to see whether they’re a good fit. Check out our suggestions.


 10 Reasons Why College Grads Should Consider Entry-Level Sales Jobs [infographic]:Entry-level sales jobs are a great opportunity for recent grads to learn professional skills that last a lifetime. For starters, sales jobs aren’t limited to certain degrees and even if you never work in sales again, you’ll practice using psychology and negotiation. That will help you advance and create partnerships. Here are nine more reasons.


4 Reasons Why College Grads Should Consider Work and Travel Jobs [infographic]:First of all, international experience will help you get to the top of the ladder eventually. Senior leadership roles are especially open to those with international experience because today’s organizations need leaders with a global mindset. That’s not the only reason–here are three more.



Airline jobsJobs Related to Aviation, Airlines and Airports, and How to Grow Your Career [infographic]: There are more opportunities than becoming a pilot or flight attendant. Many jobs in this industry offer great pay and travel benefits. Luckily, recruiters are actively seeking students and grads for roles in research and  development, airport operations, hospitality and tourism, aviation management, travel agents, and more. 



Networking tips to find a jobGraduating? These People in Your Network Can Help You Find a Job [infographic]:Faculty, campus career counselors, alumni, your parents (and their friends), and even your college president can all be helpful in your job search. It’s up to you to reach out, both in person and online. Expand your activities–new experiences will not only introduce you to new people but you’ll also learn more about yourself. Let us explain…



Cover letter mistakes

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes [infographic]:First, don’t reword everything from your resume into your cover letter. You have to describe more of your story than what someone can easily scan on your resume. Second, don’t use a general cover letter–it has to be tailored to each job. Make sure it’s all about you, not what someone else wrote. See more.





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