Preparing for Your Job Search

We invite you to use the tools below as you embark on your job search. Develop a strategy, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice making an impression during an interview, and learn how to research and negotiate salaries and benefits.

  • Develop a Strategy

    Don’t just apply haphazardly. Use this guide to determine which approach, or combination of approaches, will drive your most successful job search.

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  • Interviews

    You’ve applied for the job and now you have an interview. Preparation is key to your success. Begin by reviewing specifics of the job description, details of the company, and how you plan to talk about yourself in the interview.

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  • Networking

    Networking can take place at almost any time – from a pre-planned meeting, at a conference, or the person you meet in line for lunch. Understand how to turn your initial contact into a valued relationship by reviewing our networking resources.

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  • Salaries and Negotiation

    Negotiating is an important part of the job search. Successful negotiation is planned and requires strategy, presentation, and patience. Click here to learn about researching salaries and tips for negotiating what you are worth.

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  • Job Searching Online

    As useful as the internet is in a job search, it’s only one component of a complete job-searching strategy. With a good understanding of how to search and apply effectively, you can leap ahead of the competition and land in a job you’ll love.

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  • 4 Year Action Plan

    Wherever you are in your college career, it is never too early, or too late, to begin planning for your first job or career direction after graduation. This timeline suggests a general structure you can use to guide your career planning over four years at Saint Leo University.

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  • Squeaky Clean Social Media

    Use Rep’n Up, a free resource, to clean up your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and get rid of harmful content before starting your job search. Advanced image processing algorithms identify potentially problematic photos and texts and allow you to easily prepare your online image for your future employer.

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