These essential preparation steps will help you feel more confident throughout your job search.


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Marketing Plan

A marketing plan sells you and defines the work you desire. You will find that much of the information in your marketing plan will be repeated in your resume. However, as a job seeker, you may find a marketing plan helpful to organize your personal professional facts prior to creating your resume. Another way that you can use a personal marketing plan is as a one-page factual document to distribute during networking. Please view our Marketing Plan Fundamentals Guide to get started on your marketing plan.

View sample marketing plan (PDF)


An effective, powerful resume can make the difference between frustration and success in your job search. Your goal should be to make your resume eye-appealing and readable, concise yet filled with relevant information. Recruiters spend at most one to two minutes reviewing your resume during an initial screening, so you must clearly state the value you can bring and tailor content to the reader's needs. Below are several sample resumes in addition to the Resume Fundamentals Guide to help you with writing your resume.

Resume Fundamentals Guide (PDF)
Early Career—Resume Example #2 (PDF)
Mid-Level Career—Resume Example #1 (PDF)
Mid-Level Career—Resume Example #2 (PDF)
Senior Level Career—Resume Example #1 (PDF)
Senior Level Career—Resume Example #2 (PDF)

Research and Planning

Tap into the resources at Walker Management Library; explore a wealth of online resources to support your career research efforts.

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GPS Recruiting

As an Owen alum, you have “view access” to the Owen online on-campus recruiting system—GPS Recruiting. On this site, you may view company contacts, student job postings and RSVP for company info sessions or CMC events.

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