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The Job Search "To Do" and "Not To Do" List

A "TO DO" and "Not To Do" list for Organizing Your Job Search

  • Draft resume and have it reviewed in Career Services (GUC 133). 
  • Publish your resume to Career Connections, SU’s database of employers.  This way, employers will be able to search your resume.
  • Write a basic cover letter.   Career Services can review your letter for you.
  • Review Successful Interview Techniques at this website.  We are happy to conduct a mock interview with you as well. 
  • Research salaries for your targeted occupation and geographic area. 
  • Read the emailed "Weekly Summary of Jobs and Internships."  These jobs can be found in Career Connections.
  • Search the Mentor Network-A database of SU alums who have volunteered to assist current students in their career search.
  • Cultivate your contacts.  Network with friends, parents, past employers, teachers to obtain job leads.
  • Utilize LinkedIn to locate jobs and contacts as well as alumni.
  • Attend Job Fairs.
  • Monitor Federal Job openings, a source of good employment currently. 

Not To Do List

  • Don't think networking site are for personal use only
  • Don't talk bad about your current boss or fellow employees-always be positive!
  • Don't get discouraged.  The job search takes time in many cases.
  • Don't take a company for granted. Do your research about them.
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