Job Site Reviews – site that reviews and ranks job search websites
InternNE.com – site connecting college students and employers across Nebraska
indeed.com – finds job listings from other major job sites, company sites and associations
aftercollege.com – search for entry level jobs and internships
beyond.com – niche site, find a career in a certain field or in a certain part of the country
careerbuilder.com – one of the biggest online job sites
careerbum.com – job site focused on Central Nebraska
careerlink.com – a leader in career development resources
careersinfood.com – the #1 employment site for the food and beverage manufacturing industry
collegerecruiter.com – a leading job board for internships and entry level positions
jobcentral.com – ideal if you’re looking for corporate job listings
jobinformationcenter.com - find job applications for every major U.S. company
jobserve.com – claims to be the world’s first Internet recruitment service
kearneyareajobs.com – advertises openings in the Kearney area
linkedin.com/studentjobs - entry level jobs that are posted on LinkedIn
linkup.com – finds jobs from a database of 22,000 company websites
onedayonejob.com – every day the site looks at one employer and their entry level jobs
ontargetjobs.com – niche site that owns several smaller niche sites
quintcareers.com/indres – list of career resources by industry
simplyhired.com – finds job listings from major sites and company sites, free resume listing
simplyhired.com/newgrads - job listings focused on new graduates
towniejobs.com - search for jobs based on key words and location
trovix.com – enter your qualifications and the site searches for compatible jobs
tweetmyjobs.com – access to jobs that match your profile
usajobs.gov – the official job site for the U.S. government
warriorgateway.org – non-profit whose mission is to connect individuals in the military, veterans, and their families with federal, state, and local government programs as well as non-profit organizations in their local communities
glassdoor.com – an inside look at jobs and companies – posted anonymously by employees
Click here for a detailed packet of information that includes sample résumés, a list of action verbs, and information about cover letters and references.
Résumés for America is an online résumé builder that helps you to create an effective and professional resume by providing expert tips, writing examples, and helpful suggestions. The software also comes with a cover letter builder, thank you letter builder, and more.
Students who are registering for the first time or returning students who are logging in, visit the free resume builder now and sign in with your UNK email address.
Upon completing your résumé, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our office so we can provide feedback.
A résumé is your marketing tool, and advertisement of your qualifications and abilities. It is a concise document – a snapshot – of your relevant education, experience, and skills. It is often the first item that a potential employer sees, and is used to screen applicants competing for a position. Obviously, you want your résumé to screen you in, leading you to the next step in the job search process. With that in mind, construct your résumé so it supports your career objective, i.e., it presents evidence showing that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job. Once you have a clear view of your target job, or at least your target industry, you can develop a résumé that highlights the appropriate skills and experiences. Visit Academic and Career Services if you need help defining your career objective.
Types of Résumés
Additional Online Resource: Purdue Online Writing Lab: Résumé Workshop
Before you write the cover letter, ask yourself these four questions:
The answers to these questions will focus your efforts and strengthen your case. You must next address the tone and presentation of the letter:
In general, picture the likely reader and adjust the style and tone of your letter accordingly. Become familiar with the prevalent style in your field. If the recipient is apt to be conservative, write a conservative cover letter. If your reader appreciates creativity, use a creative approach. Be cautious in making assumptions though.
The words you use are important in conveying both message and tone. Accomplishments are best expressed through action verbs (communicated, clarified, facilitated). Select self-descriptive words to express personal characteristics (enthusiastic, creative, dependable). Use words sparingly, and try to limit the length of the letter to one page.
Interviewing is perhaps the most important aspect of your job search. On this page we’ve outlined a 5-step process to successful interviewing and at the bottom of the page, take a look at links to handouts with more detailed information about specific aspects of interviewing.
5 Steps to a Successful Job Interview
Interview Ready – Comprehensive look at all aspects of job interviewing, including the STAR technique
Interviewing to Win – PowerPoint outlining what to do before, during and after the interview
Identify your networks:
If you find that your list is short, join an organization, volunteer, and get involved.
Prepare you elevator speech and be ready to use it
Connect on LinkedIn.
Whether you’re looking for full-time employment, an internship, or would simply like to network with employers, Career Fairs are a vital part of any student’s job search so it’s important to prepare. Click here for a detailed description of what to do before, during and after a career fair, in order to have a successful experience.
Learning in the real world.
Theoretical knowledge is only half of your education at UNK. The other half is applying what you learn to the real world and learning from experience. Internships are among the many powerful ways in which a UNK education extends classroom learning into real-world experiences in the workplace. In fact, most UNK students list at least one internship experience on their résumé by the time they graduate.
Where do UNK students find internships?
Business students intern at some of the best companies in the state and nation; education majors intern at schools across Nebraska; social work students intern at area hospitals and counseling centers; criminal justice students intern with law enforcement, corrections agencies, and law firms; advertising majors intern at leading agencies in Omaha, Chicago, and other places small and large… the list is nearly endless.
How do they find these internships?
Many programs at UNK list internships as a requirement and have the connections, internship coordinators and other resources to help you find an internship. The Office of Career Services also provides experienced counselors who may be able to help you plan your internship. While the summer of your junior year is the best time to gain work experience as an intern, we encourage you to visit the Office of Career Services as early as your freshman year so that you get a head start on internship and career planning.
For more information, schedule a campus visit.
Internships link the classroom to the work place, allowing the student to test his/her abilities in a selected field. The College of Business & Technology has developed many partnerships with companies that provide internship experiences.
Business, Family Studies & Interior Design Internships
Janice Woods, Director
Brenda Jochum, Director