Professional & Career

How to land the job || A Resource Guide.

Once upon a time in a far away kingdom, I worked as the Video Student Assistant at the Career and Academic Planning center during undergrad at James Madison University. For three years, I spent countless amount of hours shooting career fairs, interviewing employers and career coaches, and putting together videos on how to land jobs and internships. I became infatuated with and excited by the whole process, and in turn, I transformed into (yes, you heard it here first…) a Fairy Job Mother.

Poof.

My resumes and cover letters (as well as the wisdom and grace of my own Fairy Job Mothers) have landed me internships at E! News and Smithsonian, and jobs with Monumental Sports and Entertainment (AKA the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals… GO CAPS) and now, the NBCUniversal Page Program.

Two years later out in the land of Oz (I mean, Los Angeles is Emerald City except with more ocean and less dairy products, right?), I figured I’d put my magical powers to good use by sharing what I’ve learned from my experiences. As they say – if the shoe fits.

Here is a list of resources I’ve curated just for you on how to land and navigate the job of your dreams, as well as the first video in my Job Search Tip series. I hope you live and work happily ever after. x

Touching up your resume:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/winning-resume/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11_neversay_interview_us&utm_campaign=aug17_us

https://www.themuse.com/advice/185-powerful-verbs-that-will-make-your-resume-awesome

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-34-words-you-can-use-in-your-resume-to-/f-891fb9ea8d%2F

https://www.inc.com/the-muse/words-to-convey-youre-leader-have-leadership-skills-you-can-use-resume.html

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/show-skills-on-resume/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=050718_hiringbonuses&utm_campaign=may18_us

Writing a stand-out cover letter:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/cover-letter-openers/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=050318_hiringcrazy&utm_campaign=may18_us

https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/elevate-your-cover-letter-with-3-simple-tests

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/write-cover-letter-job/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HowToCL_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

Applying to the job:

https://www.mediabistro.com/get-hired/interview-tips/study-job-listing-to-get-the-job/

Calculating your salary:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/salary-each-stage-application/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=12_companies_remote_us&utm_campaign=sept17_us

How to prepare for an interview:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions?ref=long-reads-0

How to stand out in an interview:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/11-unusual-ways-to-stand-out-in-a-job-interview/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11WaysSOInt_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

Questions to ask during the interview:

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/top-questions-you-should-ask-on-an-interview-to-raise-eyebrows

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/the-45-questions-you-should-ask-in-every-job-interview/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20comp_bestjobs&utm_campaign=jan18_us

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-questions-to-ask-to-evaluate-a-companys-work-life-balance/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=5WaysHigherSalary_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

How to follow up after the interview:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-follow-up-after-an-interview/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7LowStressJobs_Suppress_US16&utm_campaign=Aug2016_US

How to negotiate:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-tips-to-successfully-negotiate-a-higher-salary/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=5WaysHigherSalary_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

How to get on a good page with your boss:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-ways-to-get-your-boss-to-be-more-supportive/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=17CoWLB_Hiring_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

How to take a mental health day:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-handle-mental-health-issues-in-the-workplace/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=15_companies_worklife_us17&utm_campaign=jul17_us

How to quit:

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-quit-your-job-2/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HowToCL_US16&utm_campaign=Sept2016_US

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-give-two-week-notice/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7CoToAvoid_US16&utm_campaign=Oct2016_US

http://thefinancialdiet.com/4-things-learned-quitting-job-no-plan/

How to find a career that’s right for you:

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-to-find-the-answer-to-what-career-is-right-for-me 

How to change career paths:

http://thefinancialdiet.com/6-steps-to-make-a-career-transition-when-you-dont-have-the-right-experience/

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