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So you’ve decided you want to find the perfect job or summer internship? You’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find great tips on how to take those first steps to finding and applying for jobs. AOIT Juniors- Don’t forget to check with Ms. Robinson for the latest internship opportunities.


 

Resume

  • Keep it to one page- only include things that are relevant to the job you are applying for
  • Make the formatting simple- basic and easy to read fonts are always best
  • Don’t forget to include any volunteer, part-time, or freelance work you have done
  • Save it as a PDF- this makes sure the formatting won’t get messed up when the hiring manager opens it
  • Leave out pronouns such as “I” or “me”
  • Bad GPA? Simply leave it out, and concentrate on your workplace accomplishments

Resources

LinkedIn

  • Get a professional head shot of yourself taken for your profile picture
  • Make sure all your information is public
  • Customize your profile URL by going to Settings > Edit Public Profile > Customize Your Public Profile URL
  • When trying to make a connection with someone, add a personal message to help remind them of how they know you
  • Don’t forget to write a short description of yourself and your interests
  • Join Groups to keep up with what is happening in your industry or area of interest

Networking Events

  • Bring business cards to give out
  • Make good introductions- solid handshake, eye contact, and remember their name
  • Focus on making a few solid connections rather than spreading yourself too thin
  • A few days after the event, don’t forget to send follow up emails to anyone that you would like to continue networking with

Resource Links

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