Job Search – Tools and skills to maximize your success

All of the preparation you have done in the steps described in the previous sections will greatly facilitate your job search. Having a solid understanding the industry and career you are interested in, developing your skills and experience to become a strong candidate, and networking and developing contacts in your field will allow you to demonstrate your fit the job.

Contents in this section include resources on:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Employment References


Resumes

Presenting your transferrable skills, technical skills, personal qualities and achievements in a way that connects with employer needs and requirements is key to being invited to an interview. It can be a challenge to translate your scholarly achievements from your CV in a way that connects with employer priorities and requirements in a resume. The following section explains the differences between the two documents and provides tools for ensuring your resume makes a strong connection with your intended employer. You may also book an appointment on CLN to have your documents critiqued.

Cover Letters

Once you have a resume that targets and connects well with your specific position and employer, a great cover letter is within reach. Use these articles to learn how to make a great cover letter.


Interviews

Interviews can be a nerve wracking part of finding the position you want but this need not be the case. With practice and preparation you can effectively anticipate and respond to the types of questions you are likely to be asked.


Employment References and Salary Negotiations