Prepare

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


Assess


CareerLeader
CareerLeader is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment. Measure your interests, abilities, and work motivators with this comprehensive web-based career assessment.

There is a fee to complete the assessment; Owen alumni receive a discount.

Visit CareerLeader


Plan

A marketing plan sells you and defines the work you desire. Your marketing plan will help you identify your target position, skills and qualifications, and target companies. Additionally, you can use a personal marketing plan as a one-page factual document to distribute during networking.

View Sample Marketing Plan (pdf)

View Sample Marketing Plan with Instructions


Communicate

Creating an effective communications strategy can make the difference between frustration and success in your job search. Elements of your communications strategy include creating an accomplishments-based resume, a compelling LinkedIn profile, and a business card for job search. See the Resume Fundamentals Guide and sample resumes to help you with writing your resume.

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


Research

Tap into the resources available online through the Walker Management Library and explore a wealth of online resources to support your career research efforts.

For career and industry information, look to Vault Gold and Wet Feet; for company information, see One Source; and for interview preparation, check out First Research. All are available to alums through the Walker Management Library.

Go to Walker Management Library Alumni Resources


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 and job postings for experienced seekers. 

Please note that upon registration, you will receive an email to confirm your email address and verify your credentials. This process can take up to two business days.

Register to use GPS Recruiting



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