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Job Search Techniques

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To begin your search ask yourself:

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What self assessment have you done?
  • What do you know about the global world of work?
  • What skills do employers look for?
  • What are career character traits?
  • What are the trends for the job market?
  • A Job search handout (35K PDF document) is available

Resume Styles and Cover Letters

The purpose of a resume to to get you an interview. Make sure your resume is updated to show your best skills and how they match an employers needs.

  1. Learn about types of resume styles
  2. Transferable skill
  3. Action verbs
  4. Sample resumes/cover letters
  5. Electronic resumes
  6. A resume handout (58K PDF document) is available

Interview Tips

The Purpose of an interview is to exchange information and provide an opportunity to assess both the needs of the employer and employee.

  • Learn about types of interviews
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Typical questions
  • Salary negogiations
  • An interview handout (84K PDF) is available


Please call or visit the Tri Valley One Stop for assistance with job searches. LPC students and the public are welcome. The center is a community resource center that offers resources and services in support of employers and all job seekers at no cost.

5020 Franklin Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel. 925.485.5262
Fax: 925.485.5273





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Page last modified: June 26, 2013