Starting Your Job Search

Even in these strange times, many of you will be graduating this spring and beginning the search for your first job post-college. I wanted to gather a list of e-resources provided through the library that can help with the job search process. These online resources can help guide you as you begin your search, write your cover letters and resumes, and prepare for interviews.  

Starting with some primary research can better prepare you and help you stay organized during your job search. Check out books like The Job Search Solution, Happy About My Job Search, Welcome to the Real World, and Job Searching 101 to conduct a better, more successful search. Learn to leverage social media in e-books like Using LinkedIn, Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies, and Knock ‘Em Dead Social Networking. 

Once you've found positions you want to apply for, you’ll need to start working on your applications. 201 Killer Cover Letters, Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads, and Cover Letter Magic will help you polish up those resumes and improve your letters of interest. 

Congrats, you’ve landed your first interview! Now what!? Check out Job Interview Success and Top Notch Interviews Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for help acing your interview.

This spreadsheet includes the previous resources and a lot more that can help you with your job search. Good luck!