Tipsheets are detailed summaries of critical information covering virtually all aspects of the job search process. They have been compiled by Center for Career Education staff from reliable sources and from personal and professional experience. We suggest browsing these materials and using them to help structure your job search.
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|Career Exploration for Ph.D.s in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Disciplines||
Resources for industries geared toward PhD students in STEM disciplines
|Consulting Case Interviews||
What is a case interview, what can you expect, and how can you prepare
Cover Letters. The Basics.
|Cover Letters - Academic||More specific information on how to prepare a Cover Letter for an academic position.|
|Employer Information Sessions||
Attending an employer information session is a great way to network with recruiters and alumni who are currently at the organization. Use this tipsheet to help you make the most of your experience
|Finding a Job - Academic Interviews||
Learn how to prepare for this unique type of interview
|Finding a Job - Accepting and Declining Offers||
How to gracefully accept or decline a position with sample letters
|Finding a Job - According to Employers||
What employers look for in students and how you can best prepare
|Finding a Job - Interview Questions||
The different types of questions and samples for each to help you better prepare
|Finding a Job - Interview Questions for Engineers||
Sample technical questions to help you prepare for an engineering interview
|Finding a Job - Interviewing||Tips on what to do Before, During and After an interview|
|Finding a Job - Interviewing for Experienced Candidates||Information for the candidate with 5+ years experience|
|Finding a Job - Negotiating Offers||
Details and advice on navigating this unique situation
|Finding a Job - On-Campus Jobs||
Resources and contacts for on-campus jobs.
|Finding a Job - Preparing for Software/Technical Interviews||
Planning to go on an interview for a software/technical position? Refer to the tips and resources listed below to help you prepare!
|Finding a Job - Recruiters||
The Do's and Don'ts of working with Recruiters
|Finding a Job - References||The how-tos of obtaining references and providing them to potential employers|
|Finding a Job - Researching Organizations||
Resources and tips for researching during your job search process
|Finding a Job - Second Interview||
You aced the first round of interviews, now what?
|Finding a Job - Telephone, Video and Video-Recorded Interview Tips||
Learn ways to approach the non-face-to-face interview process
|Finding a Job - Temporary Jobs||The basics of being a temporary worker including NYC-based agencies|
|Finding a Job - Thank You Letters||
Learn when and how to write a thank you letter.
|Finding a Job - Using Social Media: Advanced||
Advanced concepts and examples for using social media in your job search.
|Finding a Job - Using Social Media: Intro||
How to use social media to create your online "brand" and to find a job.
|Finding a Job - Using Social Media: LinkedIn||
Explains basic LinkedIn concepts and functionality.
|Finding a Job - Using Social Media: Twitter||
Explains how to use Twitter to build an online presence, network, and find a job.
|Finding an Undergraduate Research Position||
Resources and guidance for undergraduates seeking to apply to research opportunities
|General Resources - Action Verbs||Categories and lists of strong action verbs for use in your resume|
|General Resources - LionSHARE||
Frequently Asked Questions about using LionSHARE
|General Resources - Non-Profit and Socially Responsible Careers|
|Graduate School - Factors to Consider||
Help with what to do and when to do it when applying to graduate school.
How to highlight your international work/study abroad experience in a job interview or a resume.
|LinkedIn Profile Development Tipsheet||
LinkedIn is an effective tool to network with others virtually. Use this tipsheet as a guide to optimize your visibility and showcase your best work.
|Making the Most of a Career Fair – FAQs|
|Making the Most of a Networking Event||
Networking is valuable for getting a lead on a job, gathering information, or connecting with people in your dream company. Here are tips to help you make the most of a networking event.
|Making the Most of an Industry Showcase||
How to make the most of your time at CCE's Industry Showcases
|Making the Most of the Startup Career Fair||
Learn how to research and speak with employers at the CCE Startup Career Fair.
|Non-Academic Career Options for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences||
Focus options and resources for graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences
|Resources and Support for Study Abroad Students|
|Resources for Graduate Students - Timelines||Semester-by-semester plan for jumpstarting your career|
|Resumes and CVs - Basic Resumes||
|Resumes and CVs - Converting Your CV to a Resume||
Checklists of what to include and look for when switching from a CV to a resume
|Resumes and CVs - Curriculum Vitae||Curriculum Vitae 101 with online resources and samples|
|Resumes and CVs - For Artists||
How to write a resume for your day job versus an academic CV
|Resumes and CVs - For Engineers||
Tailor your resume or CV for specific industries and fields
|Resumes and CVs - Resumes for Experienced Candidates||Resume advice and tips for student with 5+ years experience|
|Skills - Building Your Skills Outside the Classroom|
|Skills - Entrepreneurship Resources||
Listing of resources on starting and running your own business
|Skills - Networking & Informational Interviewing||Benefits, how to get started and tips to avoid common pitfalls|
|Skills - Networking & Informational Interviewing - Follow-Up Letters||Difference between follow-up and thank you letters with samples for reference|
|Skills - Networking with Alumni||
Advantages, protocols of networking, and resources on how to find alumni
|Skills - Professional Image||
First impressions and standard dress codes
|Skills - Workplace Etiquette||
Positive impressions, communications and international workplace etiquette
|Skills - Writing a Business Plan||The Whys, Whens, and Hows of writing a comprehensive business plan|
|Tips for a successful internship||
10 tips to make the most of an internship
Tips on how to develop a good writing sample.
|Leadership Development and Rotational Programs||
Information regarding Leadership Development and Rotational Programs