An effective job search requires strategy and effort.  Some students and alumni put in the effort but don’t consider the best way to approach the process. Others don't put in much time or effort, and then they're surprised when they don't find a job. To increase your chances at success, you must first figure out an effective job search strategy. Then you make it your job to find a job. An effective job search is approached from many angles, including:

  • Résumé and cover letter
  • Interview
  • Job targeting
  • Social Media
  • Networking

Job Search Resources

Big Interview

Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.


LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with over 80 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Employers and recruiters are using LinkedIn too! This tool can be an important aspect of the job search process. Best of all ..... It's free!

See the Getting Started with LinkedIn guide for resources on getting started and using LinkedIn effectively.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Cover Letters


Resume Examples:

Sample Resume 1

Sample Resume 2

Resume for Education Majors

Resume for Nursing Majors