Beginning your career takes time and planning. Start by setting goals and visualizing your future.
Finding out about opportunities in your field of interest is best done by networking. Start with your friends and family and begin to build a network of possibilities.
Prepare to write your résumé first by determining your audience. From standard print résumé to scannable keyword résumés, this section will provide you with key information.
Some employers may want to talk to a past employer to find out about your work experience and expertise. Having a solid list of references can help lead you to a new position.
Writing cover letters that help you sell yourself to a future employee can be more important than your résumé. Begin here for tips on how to make your cover letter on the top of the pile.
Before you send out your résumé, do your homework. Research companies to find out about their successes and position within the marketplace. Use the Internet to do this research and to find out about potential job openings.
Preparing for an interview takes time and research. Practice by answering typical questions asked by employers.
Being prepared is the key to successful salary and benefits negoations when you are offered a new position.
Gaining experience before accepting your first job is helpful for building resumes and finding out what you want to do. Internships are available at many companies–start your search with our links.
A great way to make connections and build up your resume is by doing volunteer work.
Finding a temporary job or working as a freelancer has many perks--and it can help build relationships with potential employers.