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Employment Tips

How do I find employers that are looking for my set of skills and how do I create a great first impression and stand out from other applicants?

Our Career Services team will guide you through the entire job search process — connecting with employers, creating well-written resumes and cover letters, and developing polished interviewing techniques — that work together to create a cohesive professional image.

Connecting with Employers
Here are a few websites designed for job searching.

Health Care Job Search Websites

Professional Appearance

Your professional image is not just your outward appearance, but a combination of how you look in addition to behave and communicate. Together, your professional image is a way to give a powerful, lasting impression that you have the professionalism necessary for the job.

Appearance

  • Business Casual Attire: Great advice from Virginia Tech on business casual attire for men and women
  • Interview Attire: Great advice from Virginia Tech on interview attire for men and women. Planning on interviewing in a non-suit environment? Make sure you read their advice

Behavior
According to recent surveys, 70% of surveyed Human Resource workers in the U.S. admitted to rejecting a job applicant because of his or her internet behavior. Do not let this happen to you! Read the article and see how to present yourself professionally should you be “Googled.”

What kind of jobs would best match my skills or interests?

Career Services provides exploration tools that will match your skills and interests to a number of potential careers from which you may choose to explore. Some of the links below are very informative and will take time to assimilate the information.

 


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