General Job Aids

Below are job search aids and resources to help your general job search and professional development journey. If you have questions or even would like feedback, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a peer mentor or a Graduate Career Advisor in CareerBuzz!

Resume Checklist (Adobe PDF file)
Take a look at what the Graduate Career Education team has compiled as a checklist for a great resume as a Georgia Tech graduate student.

How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know (The Muse article)
So you’ve got the job offer. But, you were hoping for something more or something different. A survey by revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of respondents claim to have never brought up the subject of a raise during their performance reviews. So, whether you are in your first job or your fifth, it’s time to learn how to negotiate. And we’re here to help with this great article from “The Muse.”

Virtual Job Search Resources (Microsoft Word document)
We have compiled a list of virtual job search resources in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic to help you navigate through these uncertain times.

Cover Letter 101 (Microsoft Word document)
Casey Hampton, a Graduate Career Development Advisor put together this handout detailing why a cover letter is important, how to structure a cover letter, and what to both include and avoid with a cover letter.

Leveraging Social Media and Enhancing Your Digital Presence (Adobe PDF file)
A positive, robust, and strong digital presence is critical to your professional success.  Graduate Career Services Assistant Director Dr. Clarence Anthony Jr. provides an activity sheet for students to work through on analyzing their current digital media and social media presence, and provides tips and ideas for elevating that---regardless of your major or stage in graduate study.

Kick Your Job Search Into High  Gear! (Adobe PDF file)
Are you ready to self-analyze your own job search and take it to the next level? Let’s do it! With this activity packet from our team, you can work on discovering yourself, your passions, and your own future.

Multiculturalism, Inclusion, and Career Development Packet (Adobe PDF file)
It can be hard to enter the workforce as multicultural student---and we get that. This activity packet can provide you some different perspectives, motivations, and ideas to make your search an inclusive, rewarding, and ultimately---successful one.

CV’s versus Resume’s (Microsoft Word document)
Depending on the type of job, you will need to create a curriculum vitae (CV) or a resume. Both documents put your qualification in writing, but they are used for different audiences and use a different format. The Georgia Tech Graduate Career Education Team has developed this information guide as a helpful resource for developing both as a graduate student seeking to enter academia or industry.

Tips to Stay Afloat in Today's Tough Job Market (Money article)
This article will help you learn and implement tips to remain relevant and remain afloat and pivot and a tricky job market, such as exists post COVID-19.

Strategies for Upskilling (Microsoft Word document)
Adding to your portfolio of skills or the proverbial “toolbox’ of what you can do, what you can offer a company, or expanding your knowledge base is integral to your continued and long-term professional success. This piece provides a wealth of resources, websites, and ideas for you to keep growing no matter what your industry is!

6 Tips to Starting a New Job During COVID-19 (The Muse article)
Now that you’ve graduated, what can you do to stand out and show your worth in the workplace? This article will help define your role in the workplace during the COVID pandemic and give you some ideas as to how to be successful!