Fisher College of Business logo

Job Search Handouts

Writing Professional Communications

The following resources provide information about writing effective resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and other forms of professional communication.

Effective Resume Writing (470 K)

Resume writing presentation (477 K)

Recommended Action Verbs(85 K)

Cover Letter Guide (200 K)

Thank You Letter Guide (190 K)

Guide to other professional correspondence (157 K)

Sample Reference Sheet (152 K)

Interviewing Tips

These resources provide guidance for successful interviews and introduce you to the STAR technique for answering behavioral-based interview questions. 

Interview Basics

Tips for Phone, Skype and Video Interviews

Sample Interview Questions

Questions to ask in an Interview

Second Round Interviews

Interviewing presentation (136 K)

Company Research (62 K)

An Introduction to Case Interviews (311 K)


A concise introduction to the issues involved with conducting an on-site company visit/interview.

Other Job Search Resources

Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers (300 K)
Summarizes the issues involved in accepting a job offer and takes you through the process of evaluating what is important to you (benefits? location? training? salary?) as you decide whether to accept a job offer.

Networking - Informational Interviewing (159 K)
Depending on your career goals, you may want to explore resources outside of Fisher and OSU or target a specific geographic area. Learn about a variety of techniques and resources to use in your multi-faceted job search.

Vault Career Insider
Another great resource for job search advice and research on industries and companies. To register with the Vault Career Insider, enter your OSU email address in the field labeled "Enter a valid email address," then click on "Create an Account" to complete the registration process.

Also be sure to check out all the resources on the business library page at:

http://library.osu.edu/find/subjects/business-resources/databases-by-content/