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Job Search Strategies

Numerous factors play a role in the success of your job search. With help from ASU’s Career Services Office, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to find a rewarding career. Here are some tips that will aid you in your job search:

Use Career Services and Websites

  • Register with and utilize the services of your campus Career Center.
  • Register with and utilize the various job search and career planning websites.

Fine-Tune Your Resume and Cover Letters

  • Review your resume and have it critiqued.
  • Keep your resume updated, with current employment, addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Utilize cover/letters when responding to job announcements.

Do Your Research

  • Research Recruiting Organizations.

Make Yourself Easy to Reach

  • Utilize voicemail, answering machines and e-mail for messages from prospective employers.
  • Record conservative (short and professional) greetings on telephone and cellular phones.
  • Check telephone, cell phone, and e-mail messages daily.
  • Return calls and respond to e-mail messages daily.
  • Keep telephone and cellular numbers active.

Practice Professional Etiquette

  • Answer telephone in a conservative pleasant tone.
  • Create professional e-mail addresses.
  • Dress and act professionally.

Ace the Interview

  • Improve your interview skills.
  • Keep your interview attire pressed and cleaned.
  • Always follow up after interviews.

Maintain Your Networks

  • Stay in contact with your references.
  • Develop networks and professional contacts.
  • Follow up on all job search contacts.

Get it in Writing

  • Ask for your job offer in writing.
  • Confirm your acceptance in writing.

Contact Us

Career Services
Kilby Hall, Room 2
Jeremy Hodge, Director
Phone: (334)229-4156
Email: careerservices@alasu.edu
Fax: (334)229-4985
 

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