Now that you’ve perfected your resume, it’s time to begin your job search. One of the best ways to find the ideal position is by conducting research on prospective employers BEFORE submitting your application.Doing research on employers gives you an opportunity to be better prepared, not only for the job search, but for the interview and (hopefully!) job offer as well.
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Cover letters are the best way to introduce yourself to a potential employer. For most job openings they are a necessity – and a great way to get the hiring manager to review your resume.
An effective cover letter will not just sell your skills and qualifications, but will also sell you as a person – avoid regurgitating your resume! You will want to use language that paints a vivid picture about who you are and how you will add value to the hiring organization. By talking about how you can contribute through the use of concrete examples, you’ll be able to put yourself in the best position to be noticed.
The “perfect” cover letter should contain four main paragraphs:
In November, Trident's Career Advising & Development Center presented their third webinar on LinkedIn, "LinkedIn or Left Out 3: Profile Review & Workshop." Like our other two sessions on LinkedIn I led the presentation, but this time CADC Manager Tanya White-Earnest and I agreed to make this a much more "hands on" affair.
This was the right call, as I had the opportunity to work directly with students both before and during the webinar to help them improve their LinkedIn profiles.
This is the second part of the key takeaways from this webinar. Here's the first part, in case you missed it:
Trident University International launched the new Career Advising and Development Center (CADC) last November (2013) to assist students in the transition from college to career, or in the advancement of their current career. Serving a student body that represents a large military population, and average student age of 35, means the workforce transitioning from Trident to a variety of corporations, institutions and organizations brings a wealth of skills and experience along with their newly minted degrees. The CADC is positioned to play a vital and necessary role in helping these students transition and is already making headway in this endeavor.