Career Search Sites
To help you find a meaningful job, we provide all students and alumni access to online career services through our partnerships with:
On these sites, you can browse and apply for full-time positions from credible companies and organizations, post your resume to be accessed by potential employers and learn about upcoming career events.
Job Search Process1. Research
- Understand yourself as a product to sell as well as the market to which you are selling.
- Establish a clear goal of the job you want and the kind o fwork environment in which you flourish.
2. Target organizations
- Create your dream list of the places where you would like to work and begin to research these organizations.
- When conducting informational interviews, use this list to find information about and connections into these organizations.
3. Create resume and cover letter
- In today's competitive job market, both your cover letter and resume need to be customized for each job opening to which you are applying.
- List all of the people you know and begin to let thosepeople know what kind of job you are looking for.
- Spend approximately 20 percent of your time responding to published job ads.
- Whenever you can, find a name of the person who isconducting the job search and personalize your cover letter.
- Research the company.
- Practice answering interview questions.
- Ask questions to the interviewer.
- Follow-up with a thank you note.
- Early in your job search process, create a list of benefits that are important to you, such as time off, pay, work schedule, tuition reimbursement, retirement, insurance and work assignments.
For more information, contact Career Services at 630-844-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.