Newspaper advertisements, professional network or job agencies are some resources to look for a job. We advice you the same as your professors at University or College did: don't wait until you finish your studies and start your job search now. Review all your possibilities in order to apply for a job that fulfills your expectations. Start planning your search step by step and carefully, there are some employment agencies that can make it easy for you. This article was created to help you in your arduous search.


You can find this program at any organization, INGOs (International Nongovernmental Organizations), company or state institution. While you are taking classes you can take advantage of these opportunities. In some cases they are not paid, but don't get discouraged, because your priority should be to get your internship certificate. If you search a part-time or full-time position will be up to your availability.

Let's see some of the advantages of this program; the first thing is the job experience you gain and second, the creation of professional networks that can help you in your career as well as enrichment of your knowledge, professional assistance and last, but not least important, the improvement of your self-confidence and skills.

Federal work & study (FWS)

This federal program supports students with their future education cost by providing them with paid jobs while they are at school. There are more than 3,000 positions for you at educational facilities or INGOs. You will be paid at least the minimum for your hourly wages.

Part-time positions

Young people usually take these jobs because they are flexible, well-paid (most of them) and students gain job experience while studying. Development of confidence, managerial, business and communicative skills are the main advantages of this type of program. Since you are getting more experienced you become a more competitive applicant for a job.

Building Job Networks

Business meetings and working environment are good ways to increase your job network, let's see why this is so important:
  • From these networks you can get useful help in a critical moment of your career. Decision making is easier if you have supportive colleagues.
  • In the labor market there is an average of 85-90% hidden job offers! Although it seems very difficult to get to these offers, it's indeed really easy when you have a wide friend job network. In some cases, they can get you an interview, so always update phone numbers as well as your resume info.

Writing Cover Letters and Resumes

Cover Letter

The cover letter must be enclosed to your resume. Describe your main achievements, management and communicative skills, and try to make it as enthusiastic as possible.
  • Address your letter to the correct person, in this case to the recruiter.
  • Make sure your cover letter is free of mistakes.
  • By using action verbs, you can give a warmer and more enthusiastic look to your document.
  • Let them know how you can contribute to the organization's development.


Applying for a specific position will make us save both, money and time. Before addressing your resume, investigate what the requirements of the organization are. We have a list to improve your resume:
  • Don't forget to enclose a cover letter to your resume examples.
  • Put your contact information at the beginning of your document.
  • Try to link your qualifications to the organization's profile.
  • Write a concise resume of no more than three pages.
  • Using action verbs will stress your qualifications.
  • Update your reference information.
  • Try to use the same keywords that appear in job description.
  • Include real information only.

See also resume templates.

Interview Preparation

The last stage of the job search is the interview. An executive, manager or your future boss could be your interviewer so it's better to be prepared. In section, we are going to assist you in order to have a successful job interview. Pay attention to the following advices:
  • Don't arrive late to your interview; if it is possible, arrive 10 minutes earlier.
  • Always carry some copies of your resume and references with you.
  • Make some research about the company.
  • Make a role play of the interview with a friend or relative; remember that preparation is the key. If you have a video camera you can record yourself, this is a good technique.
  • Look for the most-frequently-asked interview questions on the web.
  • Investigate what kind of interview it is going to be.
  • Wear conservative colors, look tidy and professional.
  • Relax, because many recruiters pay attention to your body language and the pitch of your voice, so practice modulating your voice at home.
  • Remember that an interview is like an agreement between you and the employer: you obtain a job and your employer a good worker, so in order to have an easy going interview practice as many times as possible at home.
  • At the end, be grateful to your interviewer.
  • Use a formal language.
  • If you can't find a job after a long time, ask for professional advice.
  • Prepare for each interview, never take things for granted. Good luck!

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