Achieve professional success with these career resources—from cover letter and résumé helps to job interview strategies. You’ll gain a competitive edge in the job market as you learn how to highlight your best talents, skills, and experience.

  • Be familiar with the company.
  • Update your résumé, if needed.
  • Be specific about a particular job(s).
  • Organize the answers to important questions relevant to you.
  • Practice interview with a family member or friend.
  • Arrive early for the interview.
  • Don’t bring your cell phone to the interview.
Personal appearance
  • Be tidy and well groomed.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Dress for the job you want.
During the interview
  • Print out your résumé and bring multiple copies to the interview.
  • Greet the employer with a handshake and learn their name.
  • Smile, be polite, and have good manners.
  • Stay relaxed and listen carefully to the questions asked.
  • Answer every question accurately.
  • Make frequent eye contact.
  • Use proper English when speaking. Avoid slang.
  • Show an interest in the job. Ask questions.
  • Be enthusiastic and supportive.

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United States Department of Labor Job Statistics

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