GET JOB MARKET READY

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Welcome In! Looking for a job? You're in the right spot.

This space is dedicated to helping you get job market ready using WHO Logic. 

WHO Logic starts with resume design and you can keep using WHO for cover letters, applying

to jobs, elevator pitching, networking, interviewing, and offer management. It's a really easy

tool to uncover and promote the value of your skills and experiences.

Just ask yourself - What? How? Outcome?

 
RESUMES

Your First Step Toward Getting Market Ready!

Whether you're building your first or polishing up an existing one, use WHO Logic to showcase the value of your skills and experiences! Check out the resources below and be sure to use the resume dropbox to receive feedback from us.

Constructing a WHO Resume (Our resume tips and advice graphic)

Guide to Creating Value Points (A must read - this is the juice - the real how-to)

Sample Resumes (We know, sometimes you just need an example or two)

Action Verbs (Grab attention - kick start your value points with action)

Resume Dropbox (Submit your resume for review)

​Resume Design Dive Deep! Learn more in WHO Logic Chapter 3

COVER LETTER

Do you really need one?

Create one if the application requires. If not, it's your choice. Here’s why it’s useful - the cover letter is all about aligning your skills and experiences with the job. It’s a very targeted written pitch! Read WHO Logic Chapter 5 and check out the two cover letter versions: narrative and value point.

WHO Logic Chapter 5 (Your easy guide to cover letter writing)

Cover Letter Basics & Samples (Narrative or value point version - what's your favorite?)​

HANDSHAKE

Your Resume is ready. Now it's time to go to Handshake!

Want to land a job? You have to know Handshake! Upload your updated resume, create your profile and career interests, follow companies, apply for jobs, and attend recruiting events. Spend 10 minutes with our Handshake Guide to get the most out of the system.

Handshake Guide (~10 minutes of your reading time = Handshake optimization!)

Update your privacy and communication settings (Make sure employers can find and message you!)

Login and get started!

JOB SEARCH

You & the Bot!

You can let the computer control your job search, or you can grab some control! Learn how to “beat the bot” when applying for jobs. Use Keyword Matching and Fast Networking to help you get to the interview.


Beat the Bot Video (Yep, the video is worth the 15 minutes of time)

​Read WHO Logic Chapter 7 for matchmaking tips, and learn about Fast Networking in WHO Logic Chapter 8 (pages 81 - 87)

LINKEDIN + THE PITCH

Wait! What? Isn't the resume enough?


Nope, you will pitch. And there's usually a lot of pitching. You pitch verbally during recruiting events, career fairs, while networking, and when interviewing. You also pitch in writing on LinkedIn and Handshake. And your pitch changes based on the audience. Like the cover letter, it's about alignment - promoting your skills and experiences in alignment with jobs and companies of interest.

Verbal Pitch Example (During career fairs and recruiting events - this is easy peasy)

LinkedIn Profile Checklist (Can be used for Handshake, too!)

LinkedIn Headline Example (An abbreviated value proposition - WHO Logic can help!)

LinkedIn About Section (This is a written pitch!)

Review WHO Logic Chapter 4 (The pitch is informed by your value proposition) 

Review WHO Logic Chapter 6 (See pitching in action with Jane Avatar)

NETWORKING

Career Advancement = Networking!

Yep - you really need to! There are two forms of networking, Fast Networking and Slow & Steady Networking. Fast networking is a strategy used when you apply for jobs. Slow & Steady Networking is about building relationships over time with people who work at companies of interest. Seriously, you need to network. WHO Logic provides a plan!

Message Suggestions (Not sure what to say? Tips on informational interviewing and outreach messages)

Sample Communication Tracker (A comprehensive spreadsheet to help you keep track of companies, jobs, and people)

 

​Read through WHO Logic Chapter 8 (pages 88 - 106) to begin building your networking plan!

INTERVIEWING

You are Awesome, Now Go Prove it During Your Interview!

Ace the interview using WHO Logic. Regardless of interview type - virtual-recorded, virtual-live, or in-person interviewing - WHO Logic can help. WHO is a perfect response framework for almost any question you get from an interviewer.

WHO Logic Interviewing Quick Guide (Your interview starts in 15 minutes - use this!)

WHO Logic Sample Behavioral Interview Questions (It's always good to practice a few of these before an interview)

WHO Logic Interview Webinar (Great tips here. You need this video. Grab popcorn, settle in and learn everything you need to know.)

Read WHO Logic Chapter 9 (This is the go to! Read it and follow Jane Avatar’s lead!) 


Practice your interview skills with Interview Stream! You'll find premade interview sets that allow you to record your practice response and send to our staff (careers@egr.msu.edu) for feedback.

On-Campus Interviewing Resources

Late Cancellation and No Show Policy

Reserve on on-campus interview space (must be logged in to MSU gmail to access)

OFFER MANAGEMENT

Yay!Congratulations on your job offer!

 

Just when it seems the self-marketing is over... Is it? Check out resources on salary data and WHO Logic powered tips to help you manage offers including how to ask for an offer deadline extension, and respectfully request a compensation increase. By the way, you don't have to do this alone. The Center full-time staff is here to help!

 

Reneging on an accepted job offer is prohibited at MSU. Make sure to review the MSU Renege Policy. 

Average Salary by Major 

Tips on how to Negotiate using WHO Logic
Offer Deadline Recommendations for Employers (This guide may help support your request for an offer extension)

WHO Logic Negotiating Webinar

Review Chapter 9 (pages 126 - 129) and use the resources to help you manage your offers.

INTERNATIONAL & GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Welcome & Please Use Our Site!

Market Readiness Tools. The self-marketing tips are the same across majors, degree levels, and career aspirations. We do recognize your need for differentiated services and support and there are resources!

 

International Students - please review the international student job search guide offered by the Office for International Students and Scholars. Learn about OPT & CPT as well as other unique information to help you become job market ready. We strongly advise a home-country job search strategy as an important part of your next destination planning.  

 

Graduate Students - PhD Career Service, together with the MSU Graduate School, provides multiple online resources, as well as workshops and advising, to support the many paths graduate students choose to pursue. More information can be found at https://grad.msu.edu/phdcareers 

 

The Center welcomes all students to use our online Powered by WHO Logic Market Readiness Tools. Please know that The Center does not provide resume reviews for graduate students due to staffing constraints. Please find support at  https://grad.msu.edu/phdcareers.