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Student Success Guide

Career Resources

Career Descriptions and Employment Outlook

Consult the resources listed below to find descriptions, required academic credentials, and employment outlook for a wide variety of careers.

Additional Tools

Review the following document to help you build a professional network.

Prepare yourself to negotiate a fair market wage.

Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from job scams.

Recognize the signs of workplace discrimination.

Make the Optimal First Impression

Rasmussen University has you covered with a whole suite of career-launching tools from OptimalResume.comOptimal Resume is a user friendly system that guides students and graduates through building an excellent resume, writing appropriate cover letters, virtual interview preparation and creating portfolios of your work.

Use the Guide, Resume Header Options, and Sample Resume linked below to create a winning resume.

Use the following instructions to effectively use Optimal Resume for resume building.

Click on the image below to view a short video about how to access and use Optimal Resume.

Cover Letter Resources

View the sample Cover Letters linked below when developing your own cover letters:

Use the following instructions to effectively use Optimal Resume for cover letter building.

Job Connect

Find hundreds of job opportunities of industry-specific employers in a free, mobile-friendly resource that is exclusive for our students and graduates. Click "Job Connect" below to log in.

Application Tracker

Use the application tracker provided below to monitor your progress in your job search.

How to Upload Your Resume on Job Connect

Share your Career Services Advisor approved resume draft on Job Connect so employers can find you! Click on the image below for a short video that demonstrates how easy you can complete this process.

Be Prepared for your Interview!

Plan your steps before the interview.

Prepare your responses to potential interview questions.

Utilize the following checklist to make sure you're ready for your interview.

Follow these instructions to effectively use Optimal Resume for interview preparation.

Develop and Practice an Elevator Pitch

Use the document below as a guide when developing your elevator pitch.

Prepare your Professional References

Consult this guide when preparing your references.