Career Tips & Aids

These resources and guides provide job searching guidance. Topics include resume and cover letter advice, tips on effective networking, and salary negotiation techniques.

Career Tools
Resources and Tips to aid you in your career:
Are You Getting Your Piece of the Pie?, Employment Review Online - An abstract of Employment Review's 2002 Salary Survey. Topics include education, raises and years of experience.
Are You Ready to Negotiate Your Salary?, - A salary negotiation quiz that may help users see if they are prepared to negotiate. Also check Top Ten Tips for a Successful Salary Negotiation.
Evaluating Your Benefits Package, College - An overview of traditional and non-traditional benefits including medical insurance, vacation, holidays, profit sharing, and tuition reimbursement.
Job Offer Negotiation, Career Services, Duke University - How to ask a potential employer about job mobility, benefits, performance review procedures, salary progression and other areas of interest to the job seeker.
Negotiating Pay Rise, Adtimes, HR News - An abstract of an article detailing how to create a salary increase report and justification suggestions to include in the report.
Negotiating Your Salary, Career Link - Lists five rules a user may follow in salary negotiation. Discusses negotiating the benefits package with a potential employer.
Negotiation/Salary, MSN Careers - A collection of articles and resources on salary negotiation. Includes ten negotiation tips, relocation negotiation, and turning down an offer.
Salary and Benefits, - Provides links to salary tools and articles on salaries and benefits.
Top 25 Tips for Salary Negotiation, Resume Maker - A list of salary negotiation tips.
Career Toolbox, - Discusses the importance of cover letters and provides letter writing tips.
CareerLab - Provides over two hundred sample cover letters organized by subject. Thank you note guides and examples are also available.
Resumes and Cover Letters, TrueCareers - Tips on writing cover letters, resumes, and a curriculum vitae (CV).
Evaluating a Job Offer, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2002-03 - Discusses factors to consider when weighing a job offer.
To Accept or Not to Accept: Properly Evaluating a Job Offer, Robinson and Associates, Tammie Chestnut - Article discusses non-cash compensation issues including leave or professional membership dues, to consider when evaluating a job offer.
Candidate's Guide to the Perfect Interview, Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) - Provides interview guidelines including questions to ask the interviewer, preparation tips, and frequently asked guidelines.
Getting Yourself Prepared for a Successful Interview, New Straits Times - An abstract of an article listing tips on how users can prepare for an interview.
Tips on Handling Tough Questions at Interviews, New Straits Times HR News - An abstract of an article detailing tips on how to anticipate and prepare answers to tough interview questions.
A Guide to the Development of a Professional Portfolio - Manual contains guidelines for educational candidates on preparing and presenting a portfolio.
Portfolio Preparation Guide, Florida State University - Article detailing what to include in a portfolio and portfolio examples for the fields of Education and the Arts.
10MinuteResume - Provides free Web tools that help users write a resume. Job seekers may receive advice on a resume, request a free Web page, create a print version of a resume, or review career articles to prepare for a job interview.
Build the Resume Employers Want, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - Provides guidelines and tips for preparing a resume and Four Sample Resumes.
Career Resumes - Provides sample resumes and cover letters along with a free resume critique.
Resume Center, - Provides sample resumes and cover letters and articles on writing a resume such as job objectives and scannable resumes. Lists examples of action phrases and power verbs.
Resume Doctor - Offers free brief resume critique via e-mail, and more in-depth advice for a fee. Also contains a Resource Center with resume-writing, interviewing, and related career tips.
Resume Guide - Samples of resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes. Provides tips and online tutorials for cover letters, resumes, and thank you notes.
Resume Tips, - Provides tips on writing a resume.
Philippine Labor Office in Saudi Arabia - The Official Website of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (DOLE - POLO - OWWA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An invaluable resource for Philippine nationals working or planning to work in Saudi Arabia.
Philippine Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia official site.
Embassy of India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also check Consulate General of India at Jeddah site.
Royal Netherlands Embassy Website in Riyadh.
Embassy of the United States in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Australian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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