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Ace the Job Search

Use these resources to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in the job search process.

Career Advising - Meet with your Career Coach to map out your job search strategy.

Cards CareerLink - This online database manages your application process for posted jobs, on-campus recruiting opportunities, career fairs, and offers you a huge network of employer contacts all of whom are interested in hiring new UofL Graduates.

Cards Mentor Network - Your lifeline in the world of work. Mentors can serve as a sounding board to vent your struggles and great advice givers to help you through the unknown. They can also serve as great networking partners with the connections necessary to help you open doors.

Career Fairs - Whether you are looking for a part-time job, an internship or co-op, a full-time professional position or a grad school opportunity the UofL Career Development Center offers a wide variety of fairs throughout the academic year to assist you in connecting to the right opportunity for you.

Résumé Writing - Without a good résumé you do not have the tools necessary to begin your professional job search. Read this article, prepare a draft of your résumé and make an appointment with your Career Coach for a professional review of your résumé.

Sample Résumés - Take a look at how others do it.

Cover Letter Writing - The résumé documents your work experience and history as well as your education. The cover letters "Sells" your experience, history and education to a potential employer. Make sure your know how to write a winning cover letter. Prepare your cover letter draft and make an appointment with your Career Coach to have your cover letter professionally reviewed before beginning your job search.

Sample Cover Letters - Take a look at how others do it.

Informational Interviews - A great way to learn more about your field of interest from a professional

Mock Interviews - Practice makes perfect and interviews are no exception. Perfect your interviewing skills through a mock interview with your Career Coach.

Dress for Success - As an interview candidate, you have your foot in the door, but so do all of the other candidates.  During an interview the employer seeks to distinguish between qualified candidates and the “perfect match.” Professional dress is part of what it takes to create that perfect match.

Interviewing Skills - Take the stress out of the interviewing process by preparing for your interview in advance. Start preparing by reading the attached article and making an appointment with your Career Coach to discuss your upcoming interviews.

Interfolio - Use Interfolio to collect and manage your job search and graduate school recommendations online.

The UofL Career Development Center has contracted with Interview Stream to provide you with the opportunity to do on-line practice interviews. You can video practice your interviews from the comfort of your dorm room, send your practice session by email to the Career Development Center and then schedule an appointment with your Career Coach for some expert advise. Or, you can just practice on your own!

Career TV - is a global Internet and social media company specializing in streaming employer branding and career videos across the web. Our audience is students and young professionals from all over the world researching and planning their careers. The companies we profile are the most sought-after employers in the world.

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