A Resource Guide for SCC Students

Dear Job Seeker,

This manual has been prepared by the St. Charles Community College (SCC) Career Services Center in an effort to provide a quick and easy guide through the job search process. The examples used are focused on students in the Associate of Applied Science Degree programs, but the techniques, tools and general information apply to everyone about to embark on a job search.

We hope you find it helpful. Best wishes for a successful and rewarding career!

Table of Contents

Organizing Your Job Search

Job Search Methods – Most Effective Approaches

Your Resume

Resume Samples

Cover Letters


The Employment Application

The Interview

Thank-You Letters

Salary Negotiation

Job Search Checklist