Our comprehensive job transition guide helps you recognize your professional strengths, create networking opportunities, present your best self to employers, and find meaningful work.
Get your bearings and begin your first steps toward overcoming job transition.
Begin working through the difficult emotions of job loss and start building your job search strategy.
Learn how to recognize your strengths, accomplishments, and talents, and learn how to effectively share your story and craft a winning resume.
Learn to build fruitful professional relationships, grow your network, earn meetings, and perform with confidence during interviews.
0000 - Read This First
Get your bearings, recognize your position, and take the first steps you’ll need to find a new job.
0001 - Get a New Job Checklist
Use this checklist to begin focusing your job hunting efforts and take your first steps toward finding meaningful work.
1002 - The First 48 Hours
The first 48 hours of joblessness are among the most difficult, but with these 3 key pieces of advice, you can overcome them and focus on finding new work.
1003 - Emotional Roller Coaster
Learn how to cope with the intense emotions that commonly accompany being laid off and put your best foot forward in your new job search.
1004 - Self-Assessment Tool
Set realistic job search goals, prepare yourself for interviews, and learn how to make quality decisions during this period of joblessness with this self-assessment tool.
2001 - What’s Next? Phase Two
Begin getting comfortable with writing, crafting your resume, cover letters, listing specific career accomplishments and more as you progress on your job search.
2002 - Accomplishments: Creating Your Specifics
Learn how to effectively list your accomplishments on your resume and recognize the unique contributions and talents you bring to employers.
2003 - Your Two-Minute Drill
Create an overview of your professional history, key accomplishments, and learn to express your interest and qualifications for a position.
2005 - Resumes Overview
Learn what makes an effective resume, how you should structure yours, how to interpret feedback, and answers to common resume questions.
2006 - Chronological Resumes
Learn what a chronological resume is, the pros and cons of a chronological resume, and review an example chronological resume you can use to build your own.
2007 - Functional Resumes
Learn what a functional resume is, its advantages and disadvantages versus a chronological resume, and how you can build your own.
2008 - Launch Pad, Business Cards, LinkedIn & More
Learn how to engage with the OJT launch pad, create effective and professional business cards, begin setting up your LinkedIn account and more.
2009 - Website List
Leverage these job hunting websites — including Oklahoma-specific sites — to begin taking charge of your online job search.
2901 - Action Verbs for Resumes
Use these action-oriented verbs to make your resume stand out from the pack, get you noticed, and help secure fruitful interviews.
2902 - The 16 Magic Qualities Employers Look For
Learn the 16 key qualities that employers look for when deciding whether or not a candidate will fit within their organization.
2903 - Resume Example: Chester Lohman, Training Manager
Use this example resume and what you’ve learned thus far to craft your own resume, list your accomplishments, and effectively share your story.
2904 - The Summary Statement in Your Resume
Learn what not to do when crafting your resume’s summary statement and how you can write a unique and effective statement that communicates your intent and value.
3001 - Final Steps: Networking
In this overview of phase three, learn why networking is vital to a successful job search and how you can best prepare for — and take advantage of — networking opportunities
3002 - Networking Yourself in Today’s Market
Gain a deep understanding of what comprises effective networking and how to successfully network yourself in the modern job search environment.
3002.01 - Your 1-Page Networking Sheet
By crafting an effective networking “one sheet,” you can create higher quality connections that are in alignment with your job search goals.
3003 - 11 Networking Keys to Remember
Each personal connection you make in your networking journey is an opportunity. Use these 11 keys to make more meaningful and fruitful connections.
3004 - Final Steps: Interviews
In this overview, learn how to effectively prepare for interviews, and gain an understanding of the remaining lessons on interviews you’ll encounter in this guide.
3005 - Interview Questions to Ask
Learn which questions you should ask during your interviews, the value those questions yield, and how you should phrase them.
3006 - Using Your Accomplishments in Interviews
Learn how to build a list of professional accomplishments that you’ve achieved and how you can prudently reference them during interviews.
3007 - Answering Tough Interview Questions
Learn how to answer tough interview questions on salary expectations, accomplishments, greatest strengths & weaknesses, and more.
3008 - Strategies for Answering Compensation Questions
Questions of compensation, salary, and benefits can be hairy for everyone involved. Learn how to deftly answer these questions with this helpful guide.
3901 - Example: Job Search Phone List
Using this example phone list, you can track of contacts, know where you’ve left your resume, record feedback, and grow your network.
3902 - Template: Individual Contact Record
Using this contact record template, record important details concerning your contacts with potential employers, members of your network, and recruiters.
3903 - Template: Your Career Transition Ladder
Use this document to track how your network is growing, the leads you’ve gained, and the meetings you’re securing while on the job hunt.
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