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We’ve put together a comprehensive list of resources to help you as you’re putting together and navigating your career path. 

There are lots of resources out there to help with your job search. Whether it be networking, resumes or business communication, check out some of these videos we love.

These Sportscasters Will Teach Us How to Network 
Is there anything more potentially awkward than a networking event? From being too aggressive in handing out your business cards to trying to join a new conversation, there are a myriad of opportunities to embarrass ourselves and have things go awry. Watch this, and be glad this isn’t you.

How to Prepare for a Job Fair 
Our friends at Minnesota State University put together this video of how to prepare for the job fair. Check it out to get some helpful tips and tricks before the next career fair.

This Resume Can Help You Get That Job 
You want an employer to know what type of person you are and all about your numerous experiences. Honesty is important but doing it in a relevant way will get you the interview. The Resume Angel has some good ideas on what should and shouldn't be included on your resume.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Interviews are all about first impressions. Here are some examples of appropriate dress for interviewing. For more guidance, set up an appointment with our office to visit the UC Clermont Career Closet.  

Dressing for the Office 
This blogger focuses on female dress code for the business world. Get some good rules, and even a few examples, of what's appropriate for the office.

What Not to Wear to Your Next Job Interview 
Interviews are all about first impressions and what you wear can go a long way in telling people who you are before you've even started speaking. Take these steps to ensure you're professionalism comes across in your first impression.

Decoding: Dress Codes 101 
This quick infographic by Mannix Marketing is an easy and quick guide to how to dress at the office and for more formal events.

Your resume is a reflection of who you are as a professional. Getting started on your resume can be a challenging but keep in mind, you already have all the content! It's just about wording it so that it accurately paints a picture of your accomplishments, skills and strengths to each individual employer.

This is the Part of Your Resume that Recruiters Look at First
Every part of your resume is important. But how do you keep getting employers to read after they see the top half? Utilize your space and these tips to make sure to catch that recruiter’s attention.

Resume Revamp: How to Turn Your Duties Into Accomplishments 
Your accomplishment bullet points are the largest chunk of your resume. Revamp those bullets to really show off your accomplishments and not just your duties.

How to Write a Resume Summary Section That Gets Interviews! 
Your summary statement is the first thing an employer will read about you besides your name. Along with showing an employer what your experience, skills and achievements are, the summary should tailor your resume to what the employer is looking for.

43 Resume Tips That Will Help You Get Hired 
Broken down by different parts of a resume, use these tips to help make sure each section is polished before submitting it to an employer.

42 Resume Dos and Don'ts Every Job Seeker Should Know 
Using these "dos and don'ts" is a great way to check and make sure you're resume truly shows who you are and your accomplishments in the best, most readable, way possible.

Cover letters are a great way to professionally give an in-depth story to an employer of skills, accomplishments, and strengths that they are looking for. Not sure what they're looking for? Make sure to check out the job description. Every cover letter should be tailored to each job posting.

How to Write a Cover Letter that Doesn't Just Recap Your Resume 
One fatal move to writing a cover letter is just regurgitating your resume. Some things to highlight in your cover letter are highlighted in this article. Take these easy steps to ensure your cover letter leaves a positive lasting impression.

5 Steps to Crafting a Killer Cover Letter 
Every cover letter should be personalized to the job you're applying for. Here are some other steps to take in order to land the interview.

6 Things Your Cover Letter Should Never Say (But Probably Does) 
A cover letter should sound like you're sure of yourself and how you can benefit the company. So just when you think you've got a solid cover letter, make sure to exclude these one liners.

How to Close Your Cover Letter 
Closing a cover letter can be a tricky business. You don't want to come off brash or too lax. Take a look at these safe bets listed in this article.

6 Unconventional Ways To Start Your Cover Letter 
You're the only you. Make sure the company you're applying for can tell that by giving examples and standing out amongst the crowd. Your cover letter is a great place to start.

What you put on social media is your brand. Your brand is accessible to your family, friends, co-workers and, most importantly, your future employer. These are resources to help guide you through our technological world to make sure you're portraying your brand in the most effective and professional way possible.

4 Ways To Give Your Brand A Little Swagger 
Give your brand some swagger! Being professional doesn't mean you can't be passionate and fun. Know your brand and your industry and how they align.

How to Craft Your Personal Brand Statement 
Crafting your personal brand can help ensure your social media profiles portray your professional self so make sure your brand is a true depiction of you.

10 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Profile for a Job Hunt 
Social media can make or break your chances of getting the job. Employers will be weary if you don't have social media. When you are posting on your accounts make sure that you follow these guidelines so you can 1) get the interview and 2) the job!

Etiquette includes anything from how to follow company cultural cues in your office full of peers as well as how to dine with strangers. First impressions are everlasting and proper etiquette helps ensure a positive lasting impression.

4 Habits You Should Pick Up If You Want to be Well-liked at Work 
Habits are qualities that you can develop over time. Start practicing these habits and become one of the most valuable, and well-liked, members of your team.

13 Dining Etiquette Tips for Your Next Business Meal 
Whether it's for an interview or at your next job, at some point you will have to dine while talking about business. People lead busy lives but everyone has to eat! These tips are detailed and will help you become a natural at multitasking between food and work.

How to Make a Great First Impression 
The first time you meet someone, no matter where it is (interview, networking event, coworker, etc.), having a proper knowledge of business etiquette will leave everyone with a positive lasting impression of you.

How you communicate with your peers and superiors in the work environment will be how they come to view you in person. To ensure you're following the unspoken guidelines of interoffice written communication, as well as to external clients, here are some articles to guide your way.

4 Writing Tips to Improve Your Job Search 
Your writing can influence how people view you, and treat you, before, during, and after your job interview. Stick with these tips to make a strong first impression that communicates your professionalism.

Successful Business Communication: It Starts at the Beginning 
Dr. Lund studies and presents about how to effectively communicate in a business setting. Here are some highlights of what he recommends to make sure you're communicating in the most effective way with your colleagues.

7 C's of Effective Business Communication 
Whether using oral or written communication when communicating with your colleagues, here are 7 simple words to keep in mind to make sure you're being effective and professional.

Having a strong network is vital to finding a job. Building up your network takes time and energy but is worth it knowing it's the most common way people are hired. It's not necessarily what you know, it's who you know.

8 Networking Conversation Starters that Work Every Time 
Networking can be intimidating but there are conversations that wil always help break the ice and that everyone can relate to. Here are some to get you started.

The 5 People You Need in Your Professional Life 
Whether you realize it or not, people in your network all help you achieve certain outcomes. Having these 5 types of people will help you succeed and advance your professional career.

How to Get Awesome References That Will Make You an Irresistible Job Candidate 
Once you have your network, it's time to start thinking about who will be your references. There are several things to consider when narrowing down your network. This list is a good place to start thinking through who you'd like to ask to be on your final reference list.

How to Build a Strong Networking By Connecting With Total Strangers 
Strangers are just untapped connections! You never know who you might meet at a networking event so be prepared to explain who you are, what your goals are, and to work to maintain that newfound relationship.

7 Conversation Starters Better Than "What Do You Do?" and 7 That Are Even Worse 
How do you start a conversation with a stranger you want to connect with? Here are some simple one-liners you can use, and some not to use.

LinkedIn is still the most professionally used social media platform. Being a member of this community can expand your network and help you discover potential jobs. Make sure to have a complete and professional profile in order to be noticed by top recruiters of your dream company.

4 Key Elements of a Killer LinkedIn Summary 
Besides your professional headshot and your tagline, the summary is the first thing a potential employer will really know about you. Be engaging and unique with some of these helpful tips.

How Recent Grads Can Leverage LinkedIn To Get A Job 
One of the most helpful tools for recent grads, or soon to be grads, is LinkedIn - if you know how to use it correctly.

8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile 
From the big picture to the nitty-gritty, your LinkedIn profile needs to be polished and unique to you. Make it complete, and stunning, to catch the eye of recruiters and potential future employers.

LinkedIn Profile Examples 
Need some help getting started with your LinkedIn profile? Want to revamp wha you already have? Check out this profile examples broken down by section for some inspiration.

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Turns Heads 
"How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Turns Heads" - in a good way! These four simple steps is all it takes to ensure you're getting the attention of recruiters and your connections.

Until getting the interview, everything about you has only been on paper and you're only a 2D figure to your potential employer. The interview is the time to demonstrate your professional attitude that came across in all your paper documents.

Smart Job Interview Advice No One Tells You 
The interview is broken into three major parts. Here's how to make the most of each part in order to leave a positive and lasting impression.

Phone Interviews: How To Put Your Best Voice Forward 
Phone interviews vary from in-person interviews because you have to make an impression using only your voice. Here are some tips to make sure your personality and professionalism are coming across using only one of your assets.

51 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking 
An interview isn't just about the questions you are being asked. At the end of every interview, the employer should give you a chance to ask questions, don't miss your shot! We recommend having at least 3-5 questions prepared. This will demonstrate your interest in the company and ensure you'll leave a lasting impression while getting your questions answered.

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions 
There are some questions you'll hear in nearly every interview. Be prepared to answer them with these helpful hints.

The Best Way to Answer "What's Your Biggest Weakness?" 
It's the question that everyone struggles to answer: what's your biggest weakness? This is the best, and most authentic, way to answer that difficult question.

30 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview 
While some questions and statements might seem like common knowledge to you, you'd be surprised what some people will say during a job interview. Make sure to check out this list just to avoid any potentially embarrassing situations.

7 Ways to Banish (Almost) All of Your Pre-Interview Jitters 
You get nervous before an interview? The good news is that you're not alone and employers understand the pressure of interviewing. Give yourself a break, take a breather, and use these suggestions to prep for an interview.

The STAR Job Interview Technique 
Behavioral interview questions are formatted to give employers a window into the way you react in different situations. Using the STAR method is a simple way to break down your role and impact on each event and situation in order to fully answer the interviewer's question.

10 Types of Interviews and How to Ace Them 
Did you know there's more than one, even more than two, types of interviews? Each one requires different preparation, knowledge, and a level of social intelligence. Make sure you know what to expect for the type of interview you have.

Why Phone Interviews Are So Hard, and How to Ace Them Anyway 
Phone interviews are very similar to in-person interviews expect for one paramount difference - the interviewer can't see your face. Body language is half of the way we communicate and without that piece something can feel like it's missing. These steps for a phone interview can help bridge that gap while also avoid other common phone interview mistakes.

Got a Phone Interview? Make it Awesome, Not Awkward 
It's always important to prep before an interview. However, for a phone interview, there are a few extra preparation steps to take to ensure there's no miscommunication.

The Ultimate Interview Guide: 30 Prep Tips for Job Interview Success 
Practicing your answers for routine interview questions is good preparation for a job interview but preparation goes beyond your answers. Knowing the company and being in the right headspace are crucial to success.

4 Moves You Didn't Realize Make You Look Unprofessional in an Interview 
Professionalism is a delicate balance between being genuine and being restrained, both in person and via social media. It's important to make sure you're being true to yourself but don't burn bridges before you even have the job interview.

Negotiating your salary can be stressful and worrisome for both parties. These articles discuss different ways to approach the sensitive subject with your supervisor and when the time is right.

6 Tips for Negotiating with Someone More Powerful Than You 
Your mindset during salary negotiation can determine how an employer views your request. Stay calm, stay positive, and use these tips to help set your mind at ease.

6 Resources for Salary Research 
When you're negotiating your salary, you should know the statistics on current salary for your job title. Use these resources to help you determine your professional value.

10 Tricks to Getting a Higher Salary 
This quick infographic is a great way to prep for salary negotiation when you have a short time window. These simple steps summarize the large points of salary negotiation.

A Fail-Safe Guide to Salary Negotiation 
Confidence is key! But there are a few other keys that might be helpful for your success. This slideshow presents a more in depth look at some vital steps for salary negotiation.

5 Smart Approaches to Take When You're Asked to Name Your Salary (Besides Just Writing All the Zeros) 
When naming a price know your value and what benefits you can offer the company. Always put yourself in your employer’s shoes and consider what justifications they want to hear.

5 Rules of Salary Negotiation 
Don't let the fear of being perceived as pushy or feeling uncomfortable about the negotiation process keep you from earning the salary you deserve.

Whether you're following up after your interview through email or a handwritten note, one thing is clear across the board: you must follow up. Showing appreciation for an interviewer's time and consideration is vital to connecting on a personal level. Here are articles to help navigate the "how-to's" of thank-you notes.

How to Write the Perfect Thank You Letter After Your Job Interview 
This simple list of do's and don'ts can guide you through writing a letter to your interviewer. Make sure to include a "call to action" so you don't leave things hanging in the balance.

The Secret To A Great Follow Up After An Interview 
There are a few things to make sure you include in your follow up note but, most importantly, it should be meaningful and sincere.

How to Seal the Deal After a Job Interview 
Less than 10 percent of candidates send out thank you notes. Stand above the rest with this simple action that is sure to make you memorable!

Interview Etiquette: Is The Handwritten Thank You Note Outdated? 
The answer is not decisive; it changes from field to field. When in doubt, fill one out. Submitting a handwritten note through the United States Postal Service might slow down delivery so consider leaving your note with an administrative assistant.