Submitting Resumes and Applications

While the Internet is the best source for finding job opportunities, it’s certainly not the only one. Attending job fairs and career events, networking using your personal connections, visiting the career center, browsing community bulletin boards, or inquiring in person are all viable ways to find job opportunities. A successful job search makes use of multiple resources and methods simultaneously, increasing your chances of finding your next great job.

Many websites offer you the ability to upload your resume to your account. This will make it easier for you to apply for jobs without having to attach or upload your resume each time. If you have two or more resumes, you can select which one to use with your job application.

If you are asked to complete a questionnaire as part of your application process, take the time to give thoughtful answers. Don’t say "See resume". An employer usually uses these to prescreen applicants and this is another opportunity for you to stand out.

When filling out an application, make sure you provide complete and accurate information. With some variation, most employment application forms will require you to provide information on your education, previous employers, employment dates, and supervisor contact information as well as relevant skills or certifications.

It can be difficult to remember all of these details so it’s advisable to have all of this information on hand when filling out an application. A good tip would be to save a copy of a prior employment application that has all of this information and reference that for future applications.

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