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Job Search Techniques

Applying for Jobs

Step Three:

The final step is applying for the jobs you've found and preparing for interviews. This section of the guide shows you resources that will help you portray yourself well to possible employers as well as give you advice on cover letters, resumes and interviews.

Job Application Process

You're credentials are only the start!  They may get you the interview but employers are also looking for much more.  The articles below focus on the soft skills ... personality traits, values and interpersonal skills ... that will get you the job.  Be sure to feature these in your cover letters and resumes!


Video: Engage in Likability

Research indicates that likability can be equally if not more important than competence when hiring managers are making decisions. This LinkedIn Learning course, taught by Dr. Dawn Graham—career director for the Executive MBA Program at the Wharton School and a former recruiter—helps you tap into and enhance your natural likability, build your network, and start off your new role on a positive note.


Video: Personal Branding on Social Media

Professionals of all stripes—from amateur food bloggers to CEOs—need to craft a strong, authentic personal brand that’s consistent across multiple social media platforms. This LinkedIn Learning course, taught by Jennifer Jessie, shows how to do just that.


Video: Writing a Cover Letter

Writing a Cover Letter

Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why your skills, experience, and interests make you the perfect person for the job you’re vying for. In this LinkedIn Learning course, taught by career strategist and Certified Professional Resume Writer Jenny Foss, you will learn to craft a cover letter that helps you land the interview and—ultimately—the job.


Video: Resume Makeover

If you're looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible, on-point, "you had us at hello" resume. Is yours in working order? This LinkedIn Learning course, taught by career strategist Jenny Foss, helps anyone makeover a lackluster resume into something truly special. 


Video: Learning LinkedIn

This LinkedIn Learning course, taught by Oliver Schinkten, explains how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile, and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, and share updates. By harnessing the power of the LinkedIn platform, you can tap into an expansive network of professionals, companies, and groups in your industry and beyond.


Video: Mastering Common Interview Questions

Mastering Common Interview Questions

Preparing for an interview can be daunting. In this LinkedIn Learning course, taught by Valerie Sutton, learn how to master the top 10 most common interview questions you'll encounter when looking for a new job. The tips provided in this course will help you craft authentic answers that showcase your experience and your enthusiasm for an organization.