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Job Search Strategies

From building a resume to writing a cover letter to networking with alumni and community members, knowing which job search strategies are appropriate for your career choice can help you succeed in landing the job for which you are looking."

Consider using multiple strategies to maximize your job search results. Remember, networking is still the most effective method of finding a job!

Market Yourself

In order to maximize your job search, make sure you're putting your best face forward. Marketing yourself—your skills, talents, knowledge, commitments, and portfolio of work—is one of the most effective ways to compete in the job market.

It’s never too early to begin building a personal, professional brand—and the earlier you begin in your college career, the more weight it will carry. Focusing on value proposition, differentiation, and marketability, read more about "The Brand Called You."

Create a Career Portfolio

There are several good websites that provide free or low-cost services that allow students to create a portfolio of work. Through these you are able to post writing samples, examples of work related creativity such as marketing materials, videos, and more. Some examples include:

Your "online career brand" may be the first thing a potential employer looks for after reading your resume. Read more in "Your Online Career Brand," or take the Career Branding Quiz to find the value of your personal brand.

Utilize the Handshake system

Handshake is the platform that Trinity uses to connect students and alumni to recruiters, opportunities and useful information. As a current student, you may utilize your t-mail credentials to access Handshake. Alumni should contact the ofiice to gain access. View these useful videos to learn how to navigate the system:

Logging into Handshake as a Student

Logging into Handshake as an Alumni

The Importance of Completing Your Profile

Requesting An Appointment through Handshake

How to Upload a Document to Handshake

How to Search for a Job and Save a Job Searc

How to Appy for a Job through Handshake