How to Search for the Right Job or Candidate

120x-scribble-careersWhether you’re looking for your first job, changing jobs or re-entering the job market, you must have the right advice and assistance. You also must have the right tools. Career Services - Tools for Employment offers workshops and customized guidance to help you:

  • Create a professional resume
  • Develop a strong interview strategy
  • Utilize the latest job search techniques

We also suggest you visit to view job postings and leads as well as tips for success — all designed to help candidates match skills to open positions. Additionally, we provide resources and high-quality candidates to employers. We embrace a broad range of candidates and employers, paving the path for productive business solutions.

How to Find the Right Candidate for the Job

  1. Make sure you know the skill sets you need to get the job done.
  2. Understand how to develop an effective job description.
    Develop interview skills that solicit the information you seek from a candidate.

  3. Contact Tools for Employment.
    Our career counselors provide professional guidance for companies and organizations to support effective hiring practices.

How to Deal with Difficult Interview Questions

  1. Be prepared.
    Expect at least two or three tough questions in the interview—about the job, the company, or your background and the reason you left your last position.

  2. Tools for Employment can help you walk into the interview with confidence and knowledge.
    In addition to workshops on interviewing skills, our career counselors can work with you one on one.

How to Transition From Student to Job Seeker

  1. Learn the differences between life in college and the dynamics of a work environment.

  2. Contact Tools for Employment.
    Our careers team can help you understand what to expect and the behaviors needed to navigate the complexities of a job search.

How to Know When it’s Time to Make a Job Change

  1. Do you get the feeling things aren’t right at work? Are you not receiving any promotions or recognition for a job well done? Is your job no longer fun or fulfilling? Are you just not happy? It might be time to move on.

  2. Understand the warning signs associated with potential job loss.
    A pending merger or acquisition, declining market share or decreased revenue and profitability all portend coming change.

  3. Take charge of your career.
    Be proactive instead of reactive. Our career counselors can help you develop a plan so the decision to change careers is yours, not someone else’s. Don’t wait until you leave —or lose — your job before coming to us.

How to Overcome Long-Term Unemployment

  1. Don’t lose faith.
    Losing a job in today’s environment is more common than unusual. But that doesn’t make it any easier if you’re out of work — especially if you have been unemployed for six months or more.

  2. There are many resources online these days to help you in your search. But if you would like face-to-face guidance, Tools for Employment can help.
    We will work with you to develop a personalized plan to address gaps on your resume.

  3. If long-term unemployment is affecting your emotional well-being, ask about referrals to JF&CS’ Counseling Services – Tools for Life division for confidential counseling services.