6 Job Search Tips That Are So Basic People Forget Them–by Jenny Floss, the Muse

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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The first day of summer is approaching and you’re in the process of searching for an internship or job and you’re beginning to fret a little. Well, fret no more, Jenny Floss wrote a great article to capture some of the important tips needed for a search, these tips can be used for both internships and jobs. I’m often asked by students, “do you have any tips for me as I’m searching?” and I would honestly say these are the tips I would provide!

  1. Make sure to use the position description as a resource as you create your resume and cover letter.
  2. Online searching is great, however make sure to utilize all of your resources. Informational interviews can be a great way to connect with like-minded people, learn more about a company, role, or field, and find out about additional leads to positions or people to establish connections.
  3. Update your resume and LinkedIn page as you see fit.
  4. Make sure to let your personality shine in your application documents and your interview(s).
  5. LinkedIn is a great way to market yourself and you can use it as a master resume!
  6. Don’t forget to thank everyone!

If you have questions are need additional assistance with your internship or job search, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a career adviser or stop by Online Drop-in Career Advising!