Career Search Resources
- Practice Interview Questions
- How to Leverage Your CliftonStrengths in Your Job Search
- Career Search Tracking Sheet
- Informational Interviewing Questions
- Accomplishment Building & Tracking Worksheets
- Sample Emails (networking, informational interviewing, job search)
- Action Verbs for Resume Writing
- Elevator Pitch Examples
If you are interested in any of the above complementary resources, please contact Jennifer directly
Guest Appearance on "The Furlough Network"
LinkedIn Training Video for Attracting Recruiters
Advance LinkedIn Search for the Job Search Video
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a selection of useful reports on employment statistics and 10-year forecasts. Use them to determine if the career you’ve chosen is experiencing — or is likely to experience — a talent shortage. If so, you can expect a higher starting salary or more appealing perks if your skills match up with employers’ needs.
To research a company before you apply or to prepare for a job interview, try using Hoovers to view vital company information, such as revenue and financials or top competitors.
Just about everyone knows how to use search engines, so be aware that prospective employers may look you up online before they make a hiring decision. And even a current employer may check your online reputation, so find out how to boost your social media profile.
They show you resume samples so that you can find the perfect words for your resume. Discover new ideas by reviewing high-quality resume samples for your current, former, or future job. Our favorite feature is to be able to scan all sorts of relevant job title and descriptions to help you narrow the scope of your search and make sure you are reflecting the correct words in your resume.
CliftonStrenths gives individuals a sense of what you’re already great at—and how you can use those skills to better your career. After taking the test, you’ll get a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items using those talents to your advantage and suggestions about how you can achieve academic, career, and personal success.
This test tells you which of the eight Enneagram types you are most like: the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the loyalist, the enthusiast, the challenger, or the peacemaker. Understanding more about your type can not only help you get along better with your co-workers, but can also give you hints about characteristics you need in a career in order for it to be fulfilling.
This assessment provides your unique pattern of business-relevant interests, skills and motivators. It also matches you to specific business-related careers when compared to their database of hundreds of thousands of business professionals. It's a great tool for college students and business professionals early in their career. If you are interested in taking this assessment please contact us directly for a discounted price.
The MBTI gives you a sense of your personality preferences: where you get your energy, how you like to take in information, how you make decisions, and what kind of structure you like in the world around you. While these preferences can certainly point to careers that might suit you well, they can also give you a lot of valuable information about what kind of workplaces might be best for you, what your working preferences are, and how you can best relate to others at the office.
A free version of a simplified version of the MBTI assessment can be found at 16 Personalities.
Leadership Development Resources
The Radical Candor Framework
Think about the hardest piece of feedback you've ever gotten. Chances are, it was tough to hear, but you were ultimately better off because of it.
That's exactly what happened to Kim Scott. After an important presentation, Scott's boss, Sheryl Sandberg -- yes, the one who wrote Lean In -- had some feedback. Harsh feedback. The kind of feedback that stings. But because Scott knew that Sandberg was coming from a compassionate place when giving the feedback, Scott accepted it, moved on, and became better.
Read the Robert Half blog and articles like this one on building office etiquette for answers about handling workplace situations and the professional way to handle business relationships via social media and other digital communications.