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Job-Seeking Skills

Job Market Research
Job Board
Résumé and Cover Letter
Preparing for the Interview

Job Market Research
If you are exploring career options -- including specific industries, companies, job titles or salaries - we recommend utilizing the following resources to help you determine the kinds of skills and education needed, as well as the job projections for your desired career path:

Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS)
Current data on Oregon labor and job market projections.

Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
National tool for career exploration and job analysis.
Search for average salaries based on position and geographic location.

On Glassdoor, you can search jobs then look inside. Company salaries, reviews, interview questions, and more - all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

Marylhurst Job and Internship Board
If you're a student or alumni looking for work, you can access a list of job and internship opportunities via Career Services online through My Marylhurst (login required).  The Job Board can be found under MU Life and Services => Career Services => Job Board.

Résumé and Cover Letter

Résumés and cover letters are vital components to your job search. We want to make sure you have the most up-to-date advice and support when crafting your résumé, and we will provide you with resources and ideas to help you market yourself effectively.

To assist you in this area, we offer quarterly on-campus and virtual Résumé Best Practice workshops, the dates of which can be found on our events page and the university web calendar

We also offer résumé and cover letter consultations, but suggest students attend a Résumé Best Practice Workshop prior to requesting a résumé review.  If you cannot attend one in person, you can access a recording of our latest webinar. This workshop covers many of the basic questions job seekers ask about résumés and cover letters.  Gaining this valuable information in advance of a personal consultation will allow us to focus the session on enhancing your documents beyond the basics.

For added assistance, please refer to these resources:

Résumé Resource Packet

Cover Letter Resource Packet

Preparing for the Interview
The goal with any application is to get you in the door for a face to face interview! Once you've been offered an interview, preparing in advance is key to building confidence and clarity of your message.

We offer quarterly interview workshops to assist students in their preparation. The sessions cover the different types of interviews, the importance of first impressions and building rapport, the STAR interview technique and active practice (for campus workshops). Students can access the recording from our most recent webinar.

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