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Creating a Resume That Sells

Don't know what a good resume looks like? Not sure what skills you have? Have you ever asked, "Where do I start?" A resume is your first introduction to a potential employer.  The quality of your resume is a reflection of who you are and will usually determine whether or not you receive a call for an interview. Your resume should convince the reviewer that you meet the desired qualifications and that you have the potential to fill the position. Below you will find printable samples of resumes and cover letters. It is important to choose the format that presents your skills to the employer in the most effective manner.

Call 843.574.6119 to make an appointment for resume help.

Interview with Confidence

Whether you are headed for your first interview or your fifteenth, a mock interview can be a big help.

Mock interviews simulate actual interviewing conditions, providing experience with the interviewing process and developing presentation skills. These sessions usually last 30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to have their session recorded and saved on a CD for future viewing. The interviewer will provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your interviewing skills.

Mock interviews are available year-round. You may schedule one by visiting the Student Employent office or by calling us at 843.574.6119.

Select one of the buttons below to prepare in advance for a mock interview in the following programs:

Sample Career Tools

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Job Search Methods

Finding a job can take months of time and effort, but you can speed up the process by using many methods to find job openings. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that people who use many job search methods find jobs faster than people who use only one or two.

Career Fairs: Your Shortcut to Job Interviews

In many cities and local communities, spring is career fair season. While these events sometimes prove disappointing, job-seekers who understand how to work career fairs use these events as powerful networking sessions leading to interviews with future employers. If you are considering attending a job fair soon, you’ll get more out of the event by following three rules.

Job Hunting in Times of Uncertainty

In times when the economy falters, financial markets fall, and companies of all sizes in many industries announce plans to reduce their workforce, job-seekers tend to get a bit concerned about the length and success of the job search they may face. It almost goes without saying that job hunting in a boom economy is quite different (and much easier) than job hunting in a slumping economy.         

SC Department of Employment and Workforce News

Keep updated on the most recent news concerning the labor force in South Carolina with articles on labor, businesses and government agencies.