Once you have identified who you are, where you want to go, and all of the possible routes to get you there, the next step is to ensure that you have the necessary tools and connections for a successful journey. 

Create Marketing Tools

  1. Create a resume that highlights your recent education and markets your strengths and experience
  2. Develop a strong LinkedIn profile for employers to search
  3. Write cover letters tailored to each job that you apply for
  4. Meet with Career Services to review your resume, LinkedIn profile and cover letters
  5. Consider putting together a portfolio of your best work or research to showcase to employers
  6. Identify and ask three people to be professional references or to write letters of recommendation for you
  7. Practice your interviewing skills using StandOut
  8. Schedule a mock interview with Career Services
  9. Obtain professional interview attire


  1. Reach out to professionals you already know to let them know what you are looking for and what your strengths are
  2. Research businesses and organizations using Chamber of Commerce and other economic resources to develop a list of companies and organizations that you are interested in working for
  3. Network with professionals in companies or fields of interest
  4. Connect to alumni and professionals on LinkedIn
  5. Perform informational interviews with professionals in occupations or companies of interest
  6. Join a local professional networking group or a club or association that will allow you to network with professionals with similar interests
  7. Maintain connections with your network at least once a term to keep them informed on your status and stay up to date on upcoming job opportunities