Think beyond job postings: approximately 80% of positions are never advertised. People usually get hired by networking. FAA Career Services can help you make connections with professionals in your field.
- Bridge—positions in arts administration and music
- Current Jobs for Graduates—art and performing arts listings
- I-Link—the University of Illinois job board
Contact FAA Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) from your University of Illinois email account for login information and passwords.
- Keep it short. Let your résumé—and your comments during an interview—fill in the specifics.
- Make it sound like you. Show your personality so that the recipient wants to know more about you.
- Use compelling language. Strong verbs, colorful adjectives, and clear descriptions will make your letter stand out.
- Tailor the letter to the ad. Highlight your skills and experiences that match the job requirements.
- Do your homework. Provide a detail about the organization that intrigues you—an ad campaign, a blog post, a performance choice—and show that you're a good fit.
- Keep it simple. Don't let fonts, colors, or a complex layout overshadow the content.
- Make it clear. Organize your information into logical categories: education, skills, work experience, awards, performances, exhibits, volunteering.
- Highlight your greatest accomplishments. Cat sitting for neighbors when you were 12 should be omitted.
- Keep it focused. Single out specific skills and identify tasks to help an employer understand what you can do.
- Alert your references. The people you choose should be eager to speak enthusiastically about your qualifications and talents, so make sure you send them the job descriptions and details about the organization when you're scheduled for an interview.