Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

Organize Your Job Search

Keep and Maintain Records
Keep track of the jobs you apply to.
Contacts of employers, deadlines, etc.
Record-keeping will help you follow-up appropriately and in a timely fashion.
Plan to follow-up!
Manage Your Time
Define your schedule and set goals.

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Job and Internship Search Sites

Job and Internship Search Sites
Looking to find a job or an internship? Check out these 5 resources to begin your search.
1) Handshake 
You can use Handshake to sign up for events, but it is also an excellent starting …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

1) Customize:
Customize each cover letter to a specific position or purpose.
2) Keep it Brief:
The cover letter should NOT be longer than 1 page.
3) Organize:
Divide into 3 or 4 paragraphs
Ex: …

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Top 5 Resume Tips

Top 5 Resume Tips
Looking to get the job? Use these top 5 resume tips to create your best resume.
1) Customize
Customize each resume and cover letter to a specific job.
2) Keep it Simple
Avoid using multiple colors, …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Handshake Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks
Customize Your Profile
Check to be sure all preloaded information is correct.
Pay close attention to your major and GPA (if included).
If you find an error, contact handshakehelp@gwu.edu to correct it.
Public or Private?
A public …

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Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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