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Where Are You in Search for Employment?

The search for employment is an ongoing process. The following questions represent typical issues that you must deal with during this process.


  • What skills do you have to offer an employer?
  • Have you identified and prioritized your work values?
  • Can you describe your personal qualities?
  • What are your short range and long range career goals?

Employment Objectives

  • What do you want to do?
  • In what environment do you want to work?
  • Do you know what you want to avoid in your work?
  • Is your employment objective realistic?


  • Have you talked to people who can help you in your search for employment?
  • What professional organizations have you joined?
  • Did you attend a career fair?
  • Is your faculty advisor aware of your employment objectives?


  • Do you know how to utilize Career Service's website to investigate an occupation and/or potential place of employment?
  • Have you conducted an informational interview?
  • Are you familiar with the professional interview?
  • Are you familiar with the professional journals associated with your chosen career?

Search Strategy

  • Do you have a specific and appropriate plan of action?
  • Have you explored the on-campus interviewing process?
  • Have you contacted people in your professional network?


  • Which resume better for your search strategy?
  • Does your resume reflect your employment objectives?
  • Does your resume communicate the skills and abilities you could offer an employer?
  • Is your cover letter targeted and does it complement your resume?


  • Are you prepared to communicate what you can contribute?
  • What questions do you want to ask the interviewer?
  • Have you practiced interviewing with a friend?
Upcoming Events


Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend.  Bring your work and questions.

Job Search
Apr 8, 12:00 PM
St. Francis River Room

Apr 9, 12:30 PM
White River Room

Cover Letters
Apr 9, 5:30 PM
Arkansas River Room

Apr 15, 12:00 PM
White River Room

Apr 21, 2:00 PM
White River Room


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