Job Searching

Career Resources


GSB Career Center


Jobs & Careers LibGuide

LinkedIn

Professional social networking site


Post your work experience and portfolio, collocate your online profiles, connect with colleagues and others in your industry, find job listings, join groups and follow companies, keep up to date with your field

Finding Open Positions

Task: Browse job listing and select an ad for the type of position you'd like to apply to when you finish your degree.


Submit the full-text of the job ad on BlackBoard.

Resumes

Content

"Your resume is a sheet of paper that represents you as a professional"


work experience, summary of qualifications and skills, achievements, volunteer or community work, education, keywords and any other important information

Work Experience


-Use bullet points and active verbs

-Emphasize skills that relate to prospective job

-Focus on results & quantify wherever possible

-Use numbers rather than words


e.g. increased sales by 23%, generated $14,000 in new business, trained 8 new employees



Format

Chronological: In time order, beginning with the most recent positions


Functional: Grouped by type of work performed


Hybrid: A combination of chronological and functional

Summarizing Your Qualifications

Objective statements are no longer recommended by most HR professionals


You may opt to include a Professional Summary or Highlights section summarizing your key strengths and career history

Appearance

Readable - type size, white space


Scannable - organization, hierarchy, keywords, length


Professional - typefaces, language, editing


Compelling - content, style


Formatting

-One page (2 for 10+ years of experience) with reasonable font size, margins, and sufficient white space

-Be consistent: formatting, margins, tense, etc.


-Include full name and contact information (email)

-Optional: street address or city, phone, website or linkedin

-Do not include objective or "references available upon request"


-Include detail (dates, grades, etc.) and order sections to best showcase your strengths

Task: Create a resume with Ladders Resume Builder


Submit draft on BlackBoard.

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