Pulling it all together to launch your professional future.

How Do I Get Hired?

Did you know 71% of recent alumni report being employed within three months of graduation? Your coursework and experiences like study away, leadership roles or internships are key elements of any successful job search. We can assist you in translating your experiences as a student into the language of professional work through your resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills.

Build your network by attending Career Connections events to meet employers. We offer networking events, career fairs, on-campus interviewing, industry site visits and alumni panels throughout the year. Connect with PLU alumni through Lute Link and arrange informational interviews.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Not sure how to get started? Need a quick review and tune-up? Develop your resume and cover letter. Bring your draft (or a list of previous experiences) to Career Connections to Resume Drop-in Hours. Meet with a career counselor, attend a resume writing workshop or use our online tools to craft a professional resume and cover letter.

Resume Drop-In Hours:
Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm in Ramstad 112

What is all of this supposed to be?

Writing Your Resume
Links to resume packet
Writing Your Cover Letter
links to cover letter packet
Career Spot video
Career Spot Quick Tips pdf

Build Your Network

Networking is consistently cited as the most effective way to get hired--60-80% of job seekers are hired through networking.

Networking is a way to connect with employers, but exactly what is networking?

Networking is talking to people you know for advice, conversation, additional contacts and potential job leads. Networking is not cold-calling, walking into a room of strangers and asking for a job.

Establishing a network can help you meet people doing what you are interested in doing, working where you want to work, share career planning ideas and track job openings, and often shorten the time it takes to get hired.