Tip 13

When looking for a job, remember to network. Talk to people. They might be able to find you an open position in the industry you want.

Tip 14

Spend time deciding exactly what you want to do and why. You want to be able to be passionate and tell an employer why you want the job.

Tip 15

Always keep a positive attitude during your job search and interviews. It might take some time, but with hard work and a little help, you will be employed.

Using your resources

Interviewing and applying for jobs can be very stressful. That is why you should take advantage of all the resources available to you. For UF students, the Career Resource Center is a priceless resource.

Another good resource is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to Daniel Barreto, a Career Ambassador for UF's CRC. He said it is a good way to research general job descriptions.

Save the Date But, when it comes to UF students, Barreto said the CRC is really the only resource they need.

The CRC is hosting many helpful events in the upcoming 2012 year. The Career Showcase will be on January 24 and 25. The Summer Job and Internship Fair will be March 22, and the Part-time Job Fair will be on July 5.The CRC also hosts several workshops throughout the year to help students sharpen their career skills.

Gator Career Link is another great resource that every UF student has access to through the CRC website, Barreto said. It allows students to make a career counseling appointment, schedule a mock interview, apply for jobs, and upload their resume.

The CRC also offers the services of Career Ambassadors, like Barreto. They are full of useful information and eager to share it with students. They can help with any questions you might have about applying for a job and the interview process. They can even answer tough questions you might have, like how to answer when asked about a time that you failed. See below for Barreto's tips when answering this question.