online job preparation resources
To view flyer, click on Online Job Preparation Resources handout below.
Internship Coaching sessions are offered with Mesa's Internship Coordinator, Pavel
Consuegra. To schedule an appointment, please contact Pavel at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or schedule an appointment through our new online job board Handshake. Need Help? Learn how to schedule an appointment on Handshake.
During these coaching sessions, you can learn more about what an internship entails, how you can benefit from an internship, and the process to participate.
To learn more about internships, you can visit the following website from our partners at Work-Based Learning, click here.
Internship Resource Handbook
View the "Internship Resource Handbook" to learn more about internships such as the benefits of obtaining an internship, the
different types of internships available, and other resources.
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR JOB SEARCHING
Social media, if used properly, can be the most effective job searching tool. The usage, information, and recommendations regarding the use of social media for job searching is vast. Below are some recent resources to get you going in the right direction.
- Find a job or internship (handout)
- Value of using Linked in for job searching
- Learning webinars
A resume is an honest, easy to read, impressive summary of your "occupational self". It serves as the “sales” tool to help you market yourself to potential employers. It tells employers a story about the following:
- Who you are as an employee
- Your employment history
- Your strengths and accomplishments
- Your skills and abilities
- Demonstrates why the prospective employer should call you in for an interview
RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENTS
Currently enrolled Mesa College students and alumni may schedule an appointment to have their resume reviewed by a career counselor or with a career peer ambassor. To learn more, click here.
A cover letter which can also be in the form of a cover email is an essential part of the job search process. A cover letter should be included with every resume and/or job application that you send out, even when it is not requested because it serves as your introduction to a prospective employer.
Cover letter APPOINTMENTS
Currently enrolled Mesa College students and alumni may schedule an appointment to create a cover letter with a career counselor or with a career peer ambassor. To learn more, click here.
SELECTED JOB SITES
- CalJOBS -California Job Board (Government and Private Sector Jobs)
- San Diego Union Tribune Job Board
- Career Bliss - We believe in job seekers becoming familiar with a company before committing to joining their team. That's why we've compiled thousands of real company reviews, from real employees, to help you make a more educated decision.
- Career Builder
- Career Jet - Job Postings from around the world and in different languages.
- Glassdoor.com - Gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.
- San Diego Biotechnology Network - SDBN Jobs
- USA Jobs - Federal Jobs for Students and Recent Graduates
- Zip Recruiter - Search hundreds of job boards at once
- LinkedIn Tips for Veterans
The vast majority of job openings are never advertised; they're filled by word of mouth. That's why networking is the best way to find a job. Networking isn't about using other people or aggressively promoting yourself—it's about building relationships. There are two types of networking.
There a numerous methods to apply for a job. Be sure to carefully review the job posting and follow the directions for applying. Typically applicants apply by submitting their resume and cover letter, through an online application system and/or completing a job application form.
Interview preparation & follow-up
Preparing for a job interview can be very stressful. With the proper research, and practicing ahead of time, you can prepare for any interview by utilizing the resources below:
Features of the tool include:
- Virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and a variety of industries
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- Comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
- Step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
Always follow up after an interview. Following up with an employer is important to show your appreciation for the employer’s time, and it is another opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and expertise.
Send a Thank You note or email:
- By sending a thank-you note, you show your interviewer common courtesy and respect.
- So few job applicants send thank-you notes that you automatically stand out if you do.
- A thank-you note gives you an opportunity to reiterate points you made during your interview.
- A thank-you note lets you make points you forgot to make in your interview.
- A thank-you note demonstrates your written communication skills