How to Prepare for your Job or Internship Search

Prepare for Your Job or Internship Search


1.

Research
Find out what types of jobs are in your field of interest. If you are not sure what you want to do, assessments and workshops can help you explore how your interests match up with career choices. 

Great research sites are listed below.

In addition to researching online, attend Career Development Networking Nights to learn more about what people are doing in different fields.

You can also take the MyPlan assessmentt and sign up for a career counseling appointment by calling 903.468.3212.

2.

Write a resume and cover letter
Your resume and cover letter are your personal marketing tools; they showcase your skills and experiences to employers. The goal, of course, is to make a positive impression and entice employers to contact you for an interview. Make sure your resume shines. 

Resume and cover letter consultations are available by calling 903.468.3212.

3.

Practice your interviewing skills
How you communicate, on paper and in person, can affect an employer’s opinion of you. Take control of your interview success. Practice your interviewing technique with our online tool, InterviewStream, or get tips during a one-on-one interview with an career counselor.

To schedule a mock interview, please call 903.468.3223. You can also attend the Career Clinic to practice your elevator pitch and interview skills in addition to getting your resume reviewed!

4. Build your network and make connections
Learn about the fields you’re interested in directly from people who are working in them. Get “inside information” on industry trends, organizational culture, and hiring outlook. Connect with alumni through the HireaLion group on LinkedIn at www.bit.ly/tamuchirealion