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Top Skills and Qualities
Employers Seek in Job Candidates

  1. Communication skills
  2. Strong work ethic
  3. Initiative, Interpersonal skills, Problem-solving skills, Teamwork skills
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Flexibility/adaptability
  6. Computer skills
  7. Detail oriented, Leadership skills, Technical skills
  8. Organizational skills
  9. Self-confidence
  10. Tactfulness
  11. Friendly/outgoing personality
  12. Creativity

Source: Job Outlook 2010, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Career Services staff can assist you in preparing for the job search and presenting yourself effectively as a candidate for employment.

Resume and Cover Letter Critique Service

Career Services staff will review your resume and/or cover letter and provide written comments and suggestions. Click the link above for details.

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  • Handouts and videos are available to assist in preparing for employment interviews.
  • Appointments may be scheduled for personal assistance and to conduct practice interviews.
  • You can also practice interviewing online with Interview Stream. This services is free to UMD students and alumni-all you need is an internet connection and a webcam. Don't have a web cam? You can schedule an appointment to use a Career Services computer. Just log in to your InterviewStream account and select "Schedule Interview at Your Career Center" from the links on the left.

Asking for References


Workshops are held throughout the year on a variety of topics.  Customized workshops may also be arranged for specific groups, clubs, or classes-contact Career Services to schedule.

Job & Internship Fairs

Fairs are sponsored each year to help you explore career options, search for a job or internship, and meet with employers. Two job fairs are held on the UMD campus each fall: E-Fest and The Head of the Lakes Job Fair. In the spring, students can attend the U of M Job and Internship Fair on the Twin Cities campus. Other local and regional fairs are listed on our Job Fairs page.

Minnesota Education Job Fair

Career Services participates in the job fair for teachers, an event held in the Twin Cities area every spring. Administrators of schools throughout the country send representatives to interview candidates for school positions.

Job & Internship Listings

Additional Resources


International Students

Researching Employers Salary Information

Special Populations

Any links to external Web sites are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by Career Services of the content or views of the linked materials. The individual is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party.

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