Career Development Guide

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The Center for Career Development annually publishes a hard copy booklet titled Career Development Guide.  Before the establishment of the Center for Career Development in January 2018, The Career Center published the latest edition (for the 2017-18 academic year).  The guide is available for download as a 35 page PDF. Below you will find a quick listing of the key content found in the guide.

  • Special Workbook Section 
    • Seven Clues to Help You in Getting Started Prioritizing Your Values
    • Work Values Inventory 
    • Achievements Inventory
    • Skills Assessment: Application Four Year Recommendations
       
  • Experiential Career Opportunities Funding Your Internship 
  • Map Your Internship & Job Search
  • Additional Post-Graduate Opportunities Graduate or Professional School 
     
  • Writing Your Resume 
  • Sample Resumes 
  • Creating the Federal Resume
  • Sample Federal Resume 
     
  • Cover Letters 
  • Sample Cover Letters 
  • Sample Cover Letter—Email Format
     
  • Networking 
  • Connecting With Notre Dame Alumni and Other Professionals 
  • Network Your Way to a Job 
  • Developing a Noticeable LinkedIn Profile 
  • Social Media/Staying In Touch with Your Network 
  • Sample Networking Letters/Emails 
     
  • How to Prepare for a Career Fair
     
  • Interviewing
  • Types of Interviews
  • Modes of Candidate Assessment 
  • On-Site Visit 
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Interview Checklists 
  • Practice Your Responses to Common Interview Questions 
  • Use the STAR Technique for Answering Behavioral Questions 
  • Questions to Ask the Interviewer 
  • Nonverbal Communication Matters 
  • Interview Dress
  • Post-Interview Follow-Up
     
  • Job Offer Evaluation Matrix 
  • Sample Accept and Decline Letters