Tips for Your Job Search

  • Utilize the free services and resources offered at your local Goodwill Job Connection Career Centers.
  • Create a professional email address where potential employers can contact you.
  • Keep your resume updated.
  • Get social! Engage on LinkedIn and Facebook.
    • Make sure your online presence is appropriate and professional. Most employers use social neworking sites to research and screen job candidates.
    • Utilize your friends and connections as networking opportunities
  • When you customize your cover letter and resume for each job you apply to, focus on keywords.
    • Find the important words from the career listing and use those words in your resume.
  • Dress professionally.
    • Each industry and company has different dress codes. For an interview, dress one level up of their dress code. For an example: If the retail company you are applying for wears khaki pants and a blue collared shirt, for the interview you could wear a button up shirt and dress slacks.
    • Limit your accessories including jewelry, scarves and extra large purses.
    • Attend to your grooming including neatly trimmed nails, tidy your hair style and keep your makeup understated.
  • Arrive for the interview prepared.
    • Bring a pen, pad of paper and copies of your resume.
    • Write down the names of who is in your interview for follow-ups and thank you notes.