Looking for resources on how to format a resume or cover letter? Advice on interviewing, networking and more? Use the following online resources below to help you explore and prepare for an experiential learning experience.
Searching for an Internship, Co-Op or Full-Time Job
Before you even start the job or internship search, take some time to identify your personal and professional identity, which will increase your chances of long-term happiness and fulfillment. Meet with your career advisor to identify your strengths, skills, interests, values and personal style. This will help you then narrow down your best potential career matches. Let this guide be a good start in your search.
Networking for Information Guide
The best way to explore potential career choices is by speaking and networking with individuals who work in the field. Networking will help you to learn first-hand about your chosen profession by asking questions about tasks, business environment and educational background. Networking can be done anywhere: a job fair, listening to a classroom speaker or at a family picnic. This is a guide to help you get started!
Behavioral Based Interviewing Guide
What questions do employers ask potential employees? How should you prepare to answer those questions? How might those questions be different on a phone or video interview? Watch a video on LinkedIn Learning, check out our sample questions and watch videos of O’Brien staff with advice for nailing the favorite phone interview questions posed by recruiters.
Successful Interview Guide
While the interview is primarily for the interviewer to determine if you are a good match and qualified for the position, it is also a time for you to interview the company. When you have a thorough understanding of yourself, you can then present yourself in the best possible light. You must be able to clearly articulate your skills and personal attributes. Knowing your behavioral traits will help you in the interviewing process. Utilize this guide to help explore your behaviors and experiences to better prepare for your upcoming interview.
Cover Letter Resources & Examples
Looking to develop a cover letter but don’t know what to say? Use these tips on how to write an effective cover letter with examples to model yours after.
Resume Resources & Examples
You only have 7 seconds before a recruiter moves on to the next resume – how can you ensure they look at yours? Do you know what an E or F-pattern resume looks like and why it is important? Watch a video on LinkedIn Learning, check out our sample resumes and cover letters, then make an appointment with your career advisor to ensure you make the call-back stack.