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❶Conducting a successful job search is about finding a job in the area you are interested in, not necessarily being the first to find a job! Meeting with the Director of Student Services to develop a plan for expanding your network.

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Résumés, Cover Letters, Thank Yous

Students often ask whether or not they should send thank-you letters to employers as follow-ups to their in-office interviews. Doing so is certainly a thoughtful thing to do and can serve to reaffirm your strong interest in an employer. A poorly written or stilted thank-you letter, however, can sometimes prove more hurtful than helpful to your prospects of securing a position.

Many employers, especially smaller firms, appreciate a thank-you letter, viewing it as a courtesy as well as an indication of interest. For large firms with recruiting coordinators, a short thank-you note after a call-back interview to the recruiting coordinator you met thanking him or her for arranging the interviews and reiterating your interest in the firm is nice; this note could be e-mailed. If you forget the names of the people with whom you interviewed, call the recruiting coordinator; an even better course is to ask for the business card of the person at the end of each interview.

The Office of Career Services has a handout on writing thank you letters available for download and a quick tips handout. Thank You Letters Students often ask whether or not they should send thank-you letters to employers as follow-ups to their in-office interviews.

Contact Career Services fax Monday — Thursday, 9 a. After-hours counseling available by appointment. By taking time to make a plan, you are able to work more efficiently.

The following information is intended to guide you through the career search process. Please be sure to seek out face-to-face assistance through the Student Services Office, too. Ready to get that job? Ready to meet with employers who are looking for Aggies for full-time and internship positions? Sign in now to access all HireAggies.

The Bush School Student Services Office is thankful for the support of the Career Center in providing additional career resources to our students. Having a knowledge of the specific skills also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, or KSAs you bring to the workplace will allow you to apply for positions you are truly qualified for. A Skills Portfolio is included below for you to use in determining your own skills.

Information about KSAs required for jobs in specific areas is included in the Career Interest Groups section of the website. A list of action verbs is provided here for building your Skills Portfolio.

Now that you have prepared a Skills Portfolio, the Resume Guide below provides guidance for preparing your resume by describing your skills. Keep in mind that although a resume format is provided below, there are a number of resume formats to choose from.

Be sure to have other individuals classmates, friends, the Director of Student Services, etc. Often the most daunting task of applying for a job is writing the cover letter and following appropriate email etiquette. Some tips to remember are these:. Remember that the responsibility to follow-up falls on your shoulders. Although this is long, you are strongly encouraged to read each page thoroughly - there is a lot of useful information here! Go to the Online Resume Workshop. Career Services hosts minute walk-in resume reviews every Tuesday and Wednesday from If the university is closed, we will not host in-person reviews.

Beginning Monday, August 28, our review times will change! Drop-in reviews will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday between No appointment is necessary, you will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. To be eligible for this one-on-one assistance, you must have attended a resume workshop in our office, gone through our online workshop or been in a class where one of our staff members presented a resume workshop.

You can also submit your resume electronically for review here. Note that it can take up to 5 working days to receive your feedback this way. If you have not yet attended a resume workshop but would like someone to review your resume, you can upload your resume and request a review this way. Note that it is highly possible that the reviewer will recommend you attend a workshop if they determine that your resume needs a lot of work. More details about the workshop can be found above.

Why not save time and attend a workshop or do the online version first?

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The career center team also works closely with employers to identify and connect to talented, hard-working students with the right background to contribute to the company or organization. For you that means the Career Management Center is the connection point. Online career resources: The Career Management Center offers a suite of online tools and resources including Beyond B-School, CareerLeader, HireMays, and dedicated LinkedIn and Twitter accounts designed to help Professional MBA graduates manage their careers.