Job Search Tools

The following resources will help you organize your job search, research job search strategies, identify potential job listing sites and teach you the tools necessary for a successful job or internship search.

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Clarify Your Career Goals

  • Identify your interests, values, and abilities - Meet with a career advisor or take a career assessment
  • Reflect on your education, experiences, and personal attributes - speak with your academic advisor
  • Determine what you can offer employers- what are your transferable and marketable skills?
  • Consider your personal preferences (geographic location, employer size, work environment)
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Identify the job you want (by field and industry)

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Job Search Strategies

Meet one-on-one with a Career Advisor Attend the Career Center’s bi-annual Career Fair and other national career fairs. Here is a listing of national career fairs:

Conduct Informational Interviews Join a Professional Association Participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI) Connect with a mentor via the Professional Mentor Database Professionally network via Social Networking

 

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Prioritize What is Most Important to You

  • Interest in the type of position, employer, and industry
  • Values (helping others, work/life balance, salary, etc.)
  • Geographic location
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Understand and Evaluate the Offer - Labor Market & Salary Data

When receiving written employment offers, read the offer and make sure that you understand the details. Various aspects of the offer may be negotiated depending on industry. Work with a career advisor to determine if negotiating is appropriate.

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Resources for International Students and Careers Aboard

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Resources for Non-Profit Companies

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Resources for Green Jobs

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 Last Modified 5/11/17