On the Job Hunt

By, 08/08/2012

A recent New York Times article outlined a few helpful hints to market yourself and your background when applying for jobs.

In recent years, the job market has been fiercely competitive. It’s imperative to “bring your ‘A’ game” when submitting resumes and cover letters for consideration. These documents are the only items representing you, so being able to clearly articulate your value and how your experience or skill make you qualified for a role are key.

Additional tips the article gives to job seekers include:

  • Take full advantage of your school’s job placement office and alumni network
  • If you aren’t sure what you want to do, don’t be afraid to look for learning opportunities or take risks, and always be open to new opportunities