Job Search Strategies

Job Search Strategies
  • Visit the Career Services Center for a wide variety of in depth resources
  • Get work experience: volunteer or internship positions (these sometimes lead to paid positions)
  • Know what employers want
  • Network with people; about job possibilities; leave resumes'
  • Follow-up regularly; keep people informed about your interests and availability
  • Use job search web sites; know what's available
  • Contact agencies, companies or organizations you would like to work for and see if they're hiring; ask for referrals to similar companies or agencies
  • Check with the state employment opportunity office
  • Check local newspaper classified ads, especially on Sunday
  • Try employment/temporary placement agencies
  • Be willing to start with entry-level positions, temporary or part-time
  • Go where the jobs are
  • Be persistent! Hang in there