Job Search Tips & Resources

Helping You Stand Out in the Crowd

Your Job Search, Made Simpler.

Effective job search strategies can help you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of securing your dream job.

At Apprenticely, our main goal is to help you succeed in your career. Here, we’ve included resume writing tips, training resources, and networking opportunities to help you effectively communicate your skills and start achieving your goals.

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How to Get Started.

Finding the right job can be challenging, and when you do find one you’re interested in, you may have trouble getting your foot in the door. Below are several ideas to help you get started!

Network. Network. Network.

Most positions are found through the “who you know,” which is why it’s time to start building your network! Reach out to old classmates, friends, or neighbors to start making connections, and attend events in your area to meet new people in your field of interest. Check out some of the network tips we have provided.


Think back to any computer classes you took in high school, college, or in professional development workshops. Did you have a project? Have you built a website for a friend? Have you created a game modification for a video game? All are examples of projects you can list on your resume or GitHub profile!

Update Your Professional Social Media Profiles

Your LinkedIn profile is often the first place employers look. Take some time to update it and add any relevant skills.

List Your Interests

Make a list of the type of work you believe you’d be interested in. Your list will help you narrow your focus.

Browse Job Boards

Start browsing online job boards to get an idea of what positions in your industry are looking for.

Connect With Recruiters

Apprenticely is here to help, but there are many other companies that also offer recruiting services.

Career Training Resources

Career training is an investment in yourself and your future. It can help you build a successful career in your chosen field by developing your skills and marketability and increasing your opportunities for career advancement.

Here are just a few online resources for you to check out:

Writing the Right Resume.

You have 10 seconds to capture the recruiter or hiring manager’s attention, so you want to make sure you’re doing all the right things on your resume, including:

  • Update your summary to be specific to the job you’re searching for.
  • Tailor your resume for each job you apply to.
  • Limit your resume to 1-2 pages.
  • If you graduated 10+ years ago, leave off your graduation date.
  • Use a simple, classic black-and-white format. No graphics. No pictures. (One accent color can be used.)
  • Choose your font wisely (no typewriter fonts).
  • Read the job description carefully and include keywords (some hiring systems use automated keyword searches to determine if you have specific skills). Use tools like or to compare your resume with the job description.
  • Add your relevant projects and GitHub profile (most important for software developers).
  • Refer back to your previous 8-10 years of relevant work experience. More than ten years isn’t necessary unless your only relevant experience was from then. If you don’t have 8-10 years of experience, don’t worry. Show what you have. 
  • Here’s a great LinkedIn video on tailoring your resume.
  • Here’s a free resume template on our blog with more resume tips.

Additional Resources.

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