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Resources for Job Search

Please make an appointment with Deb Rydman at 796-6000 to go over the following resources:

Resumes and Cover Letters:

  • Type of resume, Chronological or functional - what are they and type would be best for you?
  • Cover letter - how to create a cover letter that employers will want to read

Job Applications

  • Application navigation techniques - landmines to avoid

Interviewing

  • How to build instant rapport with the hiring manager
  • Questions to ask at the end of the interview to "knock it out of the park"
  • What NOT to do before/during/after an interview

NEW! Big Interview:

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Job Search Strategies

  • How to find your dream job in a competitive market
  • Networking - how to approach potential employers effectively
  • Online portfolio tools that are FREE

Letters

  • Job acceptance letter - what information is critical to include
  • Thank-you - how to set yourself apart from the other candidates after an interview

Need help with the topics above?  Schedule an appointment with Career Services:

  • Phone: 907-796-6000
  • Email:  drrydman@alaska.edu
  • Stop by the Student Resource Center located in lower Mourant building

Other Resources:

Employment Forecast for Alaska 2017 - employment forecast for multiple industries in the state of Alaska for 2013.  Analysis completed by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development department.

Find Alaska Employers - searchable database of employers in Alaska.  Allows you to contact businesses directly to inquire about available/upcoming positions.

Local Juneau Businesses - connect with local businesses via the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Business Directory.

Glassdoor Glassdoor is a website that lists reviews of companies, interview questions that companies have used, as well as job postings.

LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn Job Search Engine: Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search. 
  • LinkedIn Salary Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary. 
  • LinkedIn Internships Use the power of LinkedIn to take the first step in your professional career with the internship finder.  
  • LinkedIn ProFinder - LinkedIn's new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects. 

The Ladders is a website that has excellent career advice as well as job listings.

Career Services

'“I would highly recommend students and alumni visit Career Services. Dare I say, scheduling an appointment with Career Services should be a part of the academic curriculum and a requirement prior to graduating from UAS! I learned to highlight my skills in a detailed and specific manner which, have in turn, made me more competitive among other qualified candidates.” -Marisela Velazquez, UAS Alumna'

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