Job Search Tools

The Job Application

Most entry-level jobs require that you complete a paper or online application. Gather your important information on a master application for easy reference. Be aware that online applications are often lengthy and may include a timed assessment. Check out our tips on how to prepare. To get noticed, contact employers before and after submitting an application.

Resumé Building

Many employers will request a resume in addition to an application. It’s never too early to start building your resume. You can use any resume template as a guide. Be sure to include relevant classwork, volunteer experience and school clubs/activities. Use our worksheet and samples to get started.

Interviewing Tips

The key to a successful interview is to prepare, prepare, prepare. Remember employers want to know if you will be a good fit. (Dress professionally!) Understand your strengths and create mini-stories that demonstrate them. Be prepared to answer Common Interview Questions. Also don’t forget to ask the interviewer questions and follow up with a thank you note!

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For additional information on NOVA's Employment Services for young adults:
NOVA Youth Employment Program, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 630, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
PH: 408-730-7640: Fax: 408-774-0302: Call 711 for CA Relay Service: EMail:
NOVA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.