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Job Search Aids

Career Kokua Job Search Aids information provides tips and information for finding a job, completing applications, writing a resume, and interviewing.

Before Your Search

Before you begin applying for jobs, it is important to stop and think about what you are good at, what you enjoy, and what you want to do. Before you begin your search, you need to make a plan, organize important information, and decide how you will keep track of job applications.

Where to Look for Jobs

Searching for jobs is more than just plugging titles into Internet search engines. The most effective search strategies begin with who you know and will require initiative on your part. Get tips on how to find and use your network. The various options to search for jobs are described in this section.


Instructions and tips on how to complete applications correctly.


Information on how prepare resumes.

Cover Letters

Information on how to write cover letters.


Information on how to use portfolios to show your strengths and accomplishments to potential employers.

Before the Job Interview

Learn what information you need to gather for your interview, organize, and prepare to make a good impression. Learn how to present yourself well, answer difficult questions, and leave a good impression.

Interviewing Hints

Learn to dress appropriately for your interview. Also learn how to answer interview questions thoughtfully and how to talk about your strengths and weaknesses in a positive light.

The Interview

Information about the interviewer, interview questions, and how to interact, and questions to ask.

After the Interview

You aren't done once you finish your interview. There are a few more things you must do such as providing official identification documents to your new employer.


There are many resources and publications with information that can help you with your job search.

Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Heavy equipment mechanics repair and maintain equipment such as graders, backhoes, and loading shovels.

Listed below are popular occupations here at Career Kokua.