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Resources & Tips
A variety of resources are available to help you write a resume, search for jobs, and advance your career skills and goals.
Resume Writing & Samples
Learning to write your resume is an important step to prepare for your job search. Your resume serves as the first introduction of your skills and experiences to an employer. You want to make a first great impression take the time and receive assistance from Employment Services to make a competitive resume.
Cover Letter Writing & Samples
Your cover letter serves as an introduction to you and your resume. Unlike your resume, which provides facts and dates, your cover letter can provide more detail about what your skills can bring to their opening. Writing a strong, targeted cover letter can provide a competitive advantage to your application.
Job searching can be a stressful and exciting time. Developing a strategy for your search can help you better navigate the process.
Need something to wear to your job interview or new job? Jefferson College Employment Services offers a Career Closet with donated business attire to provide free clothing to students and alumni. Contact Employment Service 636-481-3268 to shop the closet or donate gently used clothing.
Please view the Career Closet Donation Guide before donating.
Identity-Based Employment Resources
We recognize that the job search, application, and interview process is not going to look the same for everyone. The office of Workforce and Employment Services is committed to advocating for and providing equal access of career opportunities, resources, and services to students from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and identities.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)
- Asian Career Network
- National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)
- What You Should Know about the EEOC
Formerly Incarcerated/Justice-Involved Individuals
- Career One Stop
- Start Here STL
- Center for Workforce Inclusion: Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers
- Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction
- Trans Job Seeker Guide
- Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
- Pride at Work
- Human Rights Campaign Workplace Resources
Native American/Indigenous Peoples
- IEP Transition Planning: Career and College
- ADDA Workplace Committee
- EARN: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
- Neurodiversity Network: Career & Self Development
- The Mom Project
- Center for Workforce Inclusion Programs
- Glassdoor: How to Tackle Inappropriate Interview Questions
- International Students Job & Internship Search Strategies
- International Student Job Search
- U.S. Dept. of Labor Equal Employment
- H1B Grader
Persons with a Disability
- Understood: ADA Accommodations at Work
- JAN: Job Accommodation Network
- National Center for College Students with Disabilities
- Project Hired
- Practical Guide to Requesting & Negotiating Accommodation
- Disability Resource Association - Festus
Additional Helpful Links:
Resources & Advice
- www.bls.gov Occupational Outlook Handbook