The Business Administration Department at Mount St. Mary's College is committed to supporting our students’ career development. In addition to faculty mentors, our Title V students are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of career development resources offered through Career Services. Student and Alumnae Services include:
Job-Hunting Etiquette Quiz. Do you know all the rules and protocol for proper and polite job-hunting behavior? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
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Watch Job Search Minute videos for quick information on a variety of topics, from resumes, cover letters, and interviewing tips. Note that all of the videos are streamed through a Flash video player, so you need to have the latest version of Macromedia Flash installed on your computer. To download it, please visit Adobe.
Most college students utter an audible grunt the first time the “resume reality” hits them: “Uugghhh. I gotta do that resume thing.” Do you really need a resume? Yes, you really need a resume. It will not get you the job, but you will not get the job without it. Anyone who tells you that you do not need a resume is out of touch with the entry level job market. Do not depend on it to magically produce the job offer for you, but know that anytime you make a serious job contact (including networking and interviews, both on campus and off), it will be a requirement.
Do not procrastinate on this important activity. Students often tend to wait until a resume is required before developing their resume. Then it is often cranked out with just the basics in hopes that it will free you to go on to the more important steps. But if you properly understand the purpose of the resume and where it fits into the entry level hiring process, you will see that it requires a great deal more thought and preparation than just “cranking it out.”
Your resume is a professional reflection of you as the potential product: professional resume, professional product; poor resume, poor product. Take the time to develop your resume as the very best reflection of you.
Your cover letter plays a critical role in how you communicate your information to potential employers. Follow the steps below to make sure your cover letter is the best:
Sample Cover Letters
Sample cover letters and templates for a variety of occupations and employment situations.
Sample Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum vitae samples, formats, and templates.
Sample resumes, including chronological, functional, and mini, as well as templates for resume writing.
Sample Job Applications
These sample jobs applications will give you an idea of the information you will need to complete when you fill out an application for employment.
Thank You Letter Samples
Thank you letters for job interviews and career assistance, including how to write a thank you letter, who to thank, how to send your thank you letters, and sample thank you letters.
Sample Networking Letters
Sample job search networking letters including referral letters, letters of introduction, and networking outreach letters.
More Job Letter Samples
Do you need to reject a job offer or accept one? How about withdrawing your application for the position or making a counter offer? Here are a variety of employment-related letters you can edit to fit your circumstances.
The interview levels the playing field. No matter where you went to school, no matter what your GPA is, no matter how much experience you have, no matter who you know--if you aren't able to interview successfully, you won't get the job. Following are some insights designed to help you successfully interview and get the job you want--and then negotiate the very best job offer!
Employment Development Department
Your direct link to job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, and more!
Want to know how much you're worth? Or would you simply like to research the starting salary for a variety of different positions? Salary is just one component of the overall offer, but it's usually the most important one. Take the time to do your research up front, so that you're ready and prepared when the offer comes.
Please follow the below links for in-depth information about some of the Career Services opportunities offered at Mount Saint Mary’s College: