get the job!
resume dos and don'ts
• use microsoft word
• do not use text boxes
• do not use tables
• pick an easy to read, standard font
• use spellcheck
• have a good proofreader proofread it
• current jobs should be in present tense
• past jobs should be in past tense
• be consistent with format and punctuation!
• objectives rule you out more often than they rule you in
• tell the truth - we really are going to check!
• don't include salary information unless specifically asked to do so
prepare yourself for the interview
• review the company website thoroughly
• wear professional clothes, shoes and accessories!
• for goodness sake, practice a good firm handshake!
• if you are unfamiliar with the location, scout it out the night before
• arrive 15 minutes early!
• see what emily post has to say about interview preparation:
the interview
• smile as though you are happy to be there
• don't bring food or drink to the interview
• look the interviewer in the eye
• sit up straight
• know what is on your resume and be able to talk about it!
• don't relate horror stories about previous employers
• if a previous position didn't work out, explain why clearly and without anger
• ask appropriate questions (think about this beforehand)
• know when you would be available to start - not some vague timeframe
• ask for a business card from the interviewer so you can send a thank you
next steps
• send a hand-written thank you note immediately
• be sure to include a sentence or two that shows you were listening!
• follow up after 3 or 4 days to see if they need additional information
good strategies for finding the right job!
networking is important!

use linkedin effectively:

use facebook to find a job:

join organizations where you are likely to meet employers you are interested in...often you can go to a few free events before you have to decide if you want to join

ask friends and family for advice and introductions to potential employers or advisors

remember to send thank you notes to everyone who helps...hand-written is best