Whether you are looking for a job in your field or a temporary position while you engage in your job search, it is critical that you present yourself as a work-ready professional. Here are some ways the Career Center can help.
Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your document and a staff member will be in touch with you by the next business day.
- Word documents are preferred (Not PDF).
- If requesting a cover letter review, then please include a link or screen shot for the position to which you are applying.
- Remember to make the suggested changes soon after you receive the notes, so information does not get lost.
Online Career Center Presentations
Resumes: Presented by Lauren Fagan, Career Consultant
Cover Letters: Presented by Ryan Sweeny, Assistant Director
Networking: Presented by Ryan Sweeny, Assistant Director
Interviewing: Presented by Alex Ball, Internship Associate
Quick Career-Ready Resources
- Resumes Six essential resume tips
- Cover Letters The essentials of a cover letter
- Interviewing Preparing for the Interview
- Networking Networking Basics
- LinkedIn Create a Linkedin profile and Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
- Salary Negotiation Indeed’s Job Science on Salary Negotiation
- AAUW’s Work Smart and Start Smart: Salary Negotiation online course
- Handshake Get Hired Remotely
Refine Your Interview Skills
- Big Interview is an invaluable website where you can learn interview skills for multiple types of interviews, job levels and industries. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to practice your interview skills.
Create and Maintain Your Online Presence
- Create meaningful profiles in Handshake, LinkedIn, and any job boards you may be utilizing and keep them current
- Upload fresh resumes clearly indicating the name of your degree (i.e. Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry). It is acceptable to exclude mailing address from these online versions.
- Upgrading and managing your social profile
- 10 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand for a Strong Online Presence
Other Skill-Building Resources
CAREER READY GUIDE: Click Here to Access the Login Page for the Career Ready Guide
Pitt Student Login: UPittCRG Pitt Student Password: PittsburghCRG2019
LINKEDIN LEARNING: The Importance of Professional Soft Skills.
COURSERA: Free courses on soft skill building
CAREER SPOTS: Online course based on the 8 NACE competencies developed by leading career development professionals to self-teach students how to better prepare for the professional world. Check it out for free!
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS CHECKLIST: This checklist provides a comprehensive list of skills in categories to help identify the skills you’ve demonstrated and those you would like to develop. This list can help you with writing content for your resume, cover letters, networking and interviews!
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM CURRICULUM: Remember the OCC? Many of the skills you built during college may have been tracked as you completed the OCC. Check your progress on your OCC app to make sure that you have all skills documented on your resume.
Consider a boost to your career and explore credentialing. This page offers insight into building skills through short-term credentialing in either your industry of interest or in soft skills such as leadership, Microsoft Suite, etc.