Job Search

Between the ages of 18 and 42, we're likely to hold more than 10 different jobs.

This phenomenon was reported in a June 2008 report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most job-changing happens before a person's mid-twenties, yet change remains a reality throughout our working lives.

This includes changes in economic climate and job trends, as well as evolving technologies that affect recruitment and job hunting. Recruiters now interact with candidates in ways that didn't exist even just a few years ago.

But landing the right job at the right time in your career still depends on your ability to present yourself in a way that sets you apart in a crowded field of candidates. This is true whether a recruiter "sees" you on paper, face-to-face, over the phone, or in a virtual setting.

No matter when you graduated from UMass Boston, Office of Career Services and Internships can help you navigate today's job search market.

Contact Career Services for help in sprucing up your résumé and cover letter, or sharpening your employment interview skills.

For fresh tips on updating your résumé, read the Career Services Building an Effective Resume handbook.

Check out Job Search Hotlinks. This list includes online resources to help you update your job search and self-presentation skills, as well as online job databases.