Loyola University Maryland

The Career Center

Job Search Preparation

Successful career search preparation involves many important steps including self exploration, career field investigation, organizational targeting, marketing yourself, interviewing, and gaining experience.

Workshops offered throughout the year provide the help you need to be successful at each stage.

Self Exploration & Career Research

The first step in career search preparation is knowing yourself and what experience(s) you are interested in. Whether you have declared a major or not, our self-assessment tools can assist you with exploring your career paths. From there, you can research your different industries, employers, or internship/job opportunities using our Career Resource Library or any number of our online career resources.


Beginning to write a resume can be very challenging. It is often difficult to condense your experiences, education, and skills onto one page. For help with resume writing, register to attend the career workshop, Effective Resumes and Employment Correspondence. You may also make an appointment with a career advisor for help getting started or to have your resume critiqued, attend Walk-In Resume Critique Wednesdays from 2 - 4 p.m., or submit your resume electronically to be critiqued by an advisor if you are unable to physically come to The Career Center.


Need to brush up on your interviewing techniques? Attend the career workshops, Interviewing for Success Parts I and II to learn common interviewing questions, etiquette, dressing for success, and salary negotiation tips. Gain valuable practice and feedback regarding your interviewing technique and skills by participating in the Practice Interview Program or scheduling a practice interview with a Career Advisor.

Reciprocity Service

Need help over the holidays or summer break? Loyola students may request assistance from career centers at select colleges and universities throughout the United States. Letters asking for such assistance will be written by Loyola’s Career Center staff upon request.

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