STUDENT RESOURCES

The following resources are available to assist you in your job search steps.  From learning how to write a resume, to exploring career possibilities, we've got you covered with online support. Always feel free to call or e-mail should you need additional assistance.

Job Search Tools

Websites to Locate Jobs 

To access any of these sites - click the link and use the direction to assist with navigation.

 

MLIVE:  Click on jobs, go to the "Job Seeker Start Here" area, complete one or both boxes to begin search

 

Indeed:  Fill in the where box: "City, State & Zip" and search surrounding areas as well.

 

Monster: Create a log in - Create and post resume at a later time.

 

Snag A Job: Type in zip code for area of interest.

 

Mid-Michigan Jobs: Regional website to locate jobs

 

 

 



 

 

Online Applications

Tips for filling out online applications

  1.  Allow yourself at least one hour per application.
  2. Be prepared to complete assessment questions.
  3. Have a Resume and Cover Letter ready to upload.
  4. Resume should include up-to-date information tailored to that particular job.
  5. Avoid over-clicking buttons - be patient.
  6. Always "save."
  7. Re-read application before hitting submit.
  8. Do not leave fields blank.

Resume Templates

WHY ARE RESUMES SO IMPORTANT

The average employer spends only 10 seconds looking at a resume. In this increasingly competitive job market, you must have a professionally crafted resume to stand out.  The purpose of your resume is to make a good first impression, and if you cannot achieve this goal, then your chances of an interview are virtually impossible.

YOUR RESUME SHOULD ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

 

  • Who are you? 
  • What can you do for me? 
  • Do you have the skills I'm looking for? 
  • Where have you worked before?
  • Is your experience relevant to my needs? 
  • Do you have the right education and credentials? )
  • What kind of person are you? 
  • Do I see any "red flags" in your background? 
  • Can I easily get in touch with you? 

RESUME TEMPLATES

Typing a resume can be very difficult and stressful.  We have developed several templates to assist you in your resume development.

Sample Career Objectives

Resume Template #1

Resume Template #2

Resume Template #3

Resume Template #4

Resume Template #5

Resume Template Multiple Jobs

Resume Template Multiple Mentorships

Resume Template No Work History

 

Cover Letters

Cover letters

A cover letter is a one page document that is included with your resume when applying for a job. It is meant to:

  • Introduce yourself to the hiring manager.
  • State why you'd be a good fit for the job.
  • Fill in places your resume cannot describe.

Here is a Blank Cover Letter to assist you in creating your own document.

Also, be sure to review our Cover Letter Power Phrases to help help you create a stand-out cover letter.