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Finding A Job 10 Tips

1. Resume and Cover Letter Targeting 
Write targeted resumes and cover letters that specifically link your qualifications to the hiring criteria for the jobs you are applying for. The hiring manager will be able to see, at a glance, why, and how, you are qualified for the job. You'll have a much better chance of getting an interview than if you send a generic letter and resume. Click here for the Resume and Interview workshops schedule.
2. Build Your Brand
Create profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and online resume. A strong personal brand that portrays you in a professional light will provide recruiters, employers, and contacts with a strong positive impression of you as a candidate.
3. Use Job Search Tools   
Help expedite your job search and manage your career by using them to organize your job search and save valuable job searching time. 
4. Create a List of Companies
Research company information and create a list of companies to target in your job search. 
5. Locate Job Listings 
Check job search engine sites, job banks, company web sites, networking sites, niche job sites, and sites listed by type of job. Consider working with a recruiter to maximize your opportunities.  
6. Filter Your Job Search
Find jobs by using keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work. Focus your job search and receive more relevant job listings to review.

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7. Lync Contacts (Networking)
Use your network profiles. Connect with everyone you know. Networking is one of the most important components of job searching.  Check out, Twitter, or company blogs to learn more about networking events!
8. Interview 101
Learn the Do’s and Don’ts to impress the interview with your skills, experience, confidence, and expertise.  Don’t forget to sign up for APT Interview workshop. Contact your Student Support Specialist for more information.
9. Follow Up
It's important to follow up after an interview by thanking everyone you met with. Also reiterate your interest in the position and remind the hiring manager why you're an excellent candidate for the job. 
10. Accept (or Decline) a Job Offer
When you receive a job offer, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, the offer. 
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