Career Services Students
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.