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From Resumes to Getting the Job: Advice & Strategies

Resumes, cover letters, interviewing tips, and job hunting

Job Searching Basics

Find jobsMost jobs and careers are found through personal contacts, advertisement, or online. Job searching in the 21st century is very different from opening the job classifieds and circling possibilities. Job seekers are more empowered than ever with so many digital tools at their disposal.

If you're confused about where to start, check out the online links to find and apply for jobs, learn how to use social media professionally, and tips for networking.

Quick Tips for Networking

Do:

  • Carry business cards with your information to give to people you make connections with
  • Talk to several people
  • Form meaningful connections, not sales pitches
  • Be genuine
  • Follow up on conversations
  • Attend multiple events

Don't:

  • Be pushy or do the "hard sell"
  • Talk to one person the entire time
  • Interrupt or be rude to anyone
  • Be a card spammer
  • Come unprepared
  • Lie

Where do I start?

If you're looking for a job or a new career, the number of sites and postings out there can be overwhelming. To narrow down the search and avoid scams, try looking at these reputable websites for jobs and professions close to home or across the country.

Texas Jobs

Veterans

Career Advice

Internships

General/National

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Job Searching Online Resources