Land your Dream Job

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Your 🌟DREAM JOB🌟 doesn’t have to be tied to your life long passions. The key is finding a role that supports your needs, nurtures your growth, and fits your overall career plans. It’s okay if your job isn’t your identity. We encourage it! Let us help you land the role you want with all the perks you desire.

At the Duke Career Center, we support your career development journey with unique resources to make the job search process clear and manageable. Our services include:

  • Personalized Career AdvisingSchedule a career advising appointment to discuss your interests, likes and dislikes, skills you prefer to use, and those you want to develop. Understand how your strengths impact your interest areas and how your personal values guide your choices at Duke and beyond. Bring your specific job search questions about resumes, cover letters, networking, interviews, and more!
  • Career Center Emails – Receive a weekly e-list filled with resources relevant to your interests. On the CareerHub, it’s quick and easy to “personalize your hub” at the top of the homepage.
  • Workshops, Programs, and Events – Each year, we offer numerous workshops, discussions, career fairs, and unique advising opportunities to help you explore and make key career decisions. Find out more on Handshake.

Recommended Resources:

  • Cover Letter – The cover letter is one of your marketing documents (in addition to your resume) and acts as an opportunity to bring additional focus to your skills and experiences with a specific reader in mind. You should write a unique and well-researched letter for every opportunity you apply to.  
  • Handshake – Handshake is Duke’s career readiness platform to help you discover new career pathways, interact with employers, and find jobs and internships. You will also find and register for all Career Center events and career fairs, sign up for career advising appointments, and explore employers’ and other students’ profiles.  
  • Informational Interview – In contrast to the conventional job interview, the information interview is not part of the candidate selection process. It is an opportunity to help with:
    • Career readiness – do I want to enter this kind of career?
    • Career flexibility – develop contacts in other places 
    • Hearing good ideas – bring ideas from other places to your work or new career pathways  
  • Networking – Networking is a process through which you thoughtfully create and sustain relationships to exchange information. The most successful networking, like any relationship, is built upon mutual benefit and can be done in any setting.  
  • Resume – Your resume is a marketing tool that concisely communicates the value of your experiences, skills, and accomplishments in one document. Resumes get you in the door for an interview.  

Interested to learn more? Schedule an appointment with us soon! We’re available for appointments all year.

By Jared Smith (He/Him)
Jared Smith (He/Him) Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging