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Career Resources

Your Career Starts Here

Welcome to your Career Resources site. This resource is provided to all United States University students and alumni at no cost. It is tailored to meet your needs, by providing relevant career information, tips and tools to guide your career exploration and job search.

Here is a quick peek at some of the questions that are addressed on the site:

  • How can I find a job that will utilize my skills and education?
  • How do I “take charge” of my career?
  • How can I update and improve my resume?
  • How do I prepare for interviews?
  • How do I change careers?
  • How do I find answers to my career-related questions?         

 

Creating Your Career Path

Managing your career takes time and careful planning. A career plan should include assessments, majors, career information, resume and cover letters, job search, and interviews. A career plan will assist you reach your career goals. Here, you will learn how to create a plan to guide you.

 

Writing a Resume That Sells…YOU!

Your resume is a marketing tool written to tell potential employers about your skills, education, work experience. In this section you will learn how to retool your resume so it attracts recruiters and hiring managers.

 

Personal Branding

In today’s competitive marketplace, you need to find a way to stand out.
A personal brand enables you to communicate your:

  • Value and values
  • Skills and experiences
  • Personality and character

 

Leveraging Social Media & Networking Your Way to a New Job

The job search has moved to the Internet, and you need to know how to use resources like LinkedIn to attract potential employers and network with those people that may be able to help you find your next position. In these 2 sections, you will learn how to do both.

 

Improving Your Interviewing Skills

Your interviewing skills are a crucial part of the hiring process.  Identifying interviewing strategies will allow you to take a more active role in interviews and increase confidence.

 

Career Sites to Explore

There is a wealth of career information available to you. Here you will find links to career sites and resources that have been carefully reviewed and selected for you. This area will be updated on a regular basis, so be sure to check it periodically.

 

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

We are building this section just for you! Send your career questions to Joe LeDesma at jledesma@usuniversity.edu.