Job Search Toolkit

Learn the steps for an effective internship or job search.

Find and apply for jobs and internships, sign up for career events, make appointments with the Career Center, discover occupations and industries, link with employers, and more! Free for MSU students and alumni.

Learn about Career Center events events such as career fairs, résumé reviews, mock interview, and more.

Advice for developing and tailoring résumés and curricula vitae. See examples of résumés, and read tips for strengthening your documents.

Information about interviewing, including how to prepare, the types of interviews, tips, and more.

Find out what networking involves, why it is crucial for an effective job search, and how to develop professional contacts.

Read about job-search correspondence, including job-search letters, thank-you letters, and email etiquette.

Advice on researching salary information and negotiating salary during the job interview.

Overview on the definition, purpose, and elements of portfolios.

Resources for information on professionalism and personal branding.

Resources for considering and applying for graduate or professional school.

Making appointments with the Career Center

Virtual Resume Reviews

Get your résumé reviewed

Have your résumé reviewed during drop-in hours; by uploading your résumé to Handshake; or by making a phone, Zoom, Skype, or email appointment. Appointments may be made through Handshake or by calling our office at 417-836-5636.

During your appointment, you may also—

  • Get tips and advice for writing résumés and cover letters; learn how to tailor your résumé for a specific situation.
  • Have your résumé and cover letter reviewed before you send them to an employer or submit them for a class assignment.
  • Learn more about the Career Center's programs, services, and resources.