Student speaking with someone outside of the Cleveland Clinic

Phase 4: Achieve

The last phase is to take everything and achieve a career or pursue your dreams for graduate/professional school.

  • Commit to a thorough job search. Use the job search timetable checklist. Develop a plan for contacting employers.
  • Finalize your career network; refine networking skills and continue to develop contacts.
  • Attend other Career Center programs that are most relevant to your jobs search. Upload an updated resume to Handshake for your job search.
  • Have your resumes, LinkedIn profile and cover letters reviewed in a 15-minute Resume Express Drop-in appointment.
  • Utilize Handshake and internet-based resources on the Center for Career Exploration & Success website to search posted positions and obtain employer information.
  • Identify interesting job opportunities and submit applications. Stay organized by keeping a log of all employer contacts, interview offers, and follow-up activities.
  • Sign up for a Mock Interview and/or Optimal Interview Prep.
  • Attend fall, spring, teacher or virtual job fairs.
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews using Handshake.
  • Research companies before you attend fairs or interviews and submit job applications.
  • Make decisions about accepting, declining or negotiating offers