Employment

The Career Development Office is here to assist you throughout your job search process.

Searching for a job is a challenging process, and it can sometimes be a lengthy one. It involves drawing on skills you’ve developed in the classroom: research, planning, writing, interviewing, problem-solving and self-advocacy. To be successful in your job search requires an investment of time and energy. 

10 Job Searching Strategies To Consider

  • Identify your skills and interests
  • Research Job Advertisements
  • Post Your Resume Online
  • Participate in On-Campus Recruiting
  • Participate in Job Fairs
  • Participate in the Career Center's Resume Referral Program
  • Register with Third-Party Employment Firms
  • Utilize your Network
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Follow Up
  • Researching Companies

Researching a company is useful to help you gain an idea of the career potential that exists within an organization, to help locate employers that you were unaware of in your targeted field, and prepare you for an interview with an employer.

Researching the Company

The following is information that you should obtain on the company that you are researching:

  • Name, age, and location(s)
  • Product lines and/or services
  • Parent company and/or subsidiaries
  • Financial picture of the organization, assets, stock picture, recent mergers, etc
  • Major competitors
  • Growth history
  • Career possibilities
  • Deadline for application
  • Where Can You Find Information About an Employer?


Salary Negotiation Guide

 

Career Publications

This is an excellent resource for you to reach organizations that are actively recruiting college graduates. Take time to review carefully the advertisements that these recruiters have placed. These advertisements will typically include open positions and contact information. You can then contact the organization if you desire additional information.

Newspapers

The business section of most newspapers contains numerous articles about local companies and their executives. The public library is a good place to find current newspapers and indexes of newspapers.

Internet

There are a various places on the internet that contain employer information. Try some of the following sites to research different companies. Some of these sites even give you the option of posting your resume online.

Directories

These resources may provide information about an organization's products, services, number of employees, principal executives, history, etc. You should be able to locate the directories listed below in the reference section of a public library.

Trade Associations

These organizations produce membership directories, journals and information briefs. Find associations that match your career interest, and then write to ask for their membership list, any printed materials they offer, if they publish job listings or have a resume referral service and if they have student memberships. Remember, almost every type of field or industry that exists has a trade association affiliation.

Job Listings Websites

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH

See a career counselor in the Office of Career Development for assistance in developing your profile and how to search for jobs on these sites.

 

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Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company website.  On indeed.com, browse jobs, post your resume, search salary, and search companies.  Set up your profile, have notices sent to your e-mail about specific categories of job; for example, professional, manufacturing, banking, etc.  Click on the link below to get started.
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Search millions of jobs, get career advice, apply for jobs, search companies, post a resume (free resume and cover letter samples, resume writing tips, cover letter samples, resume writing tips, cover letter tips), and career resources (career advice, employment, employment news-companies hiring, interview tips, workplace advice.   Set up your profile, have notices sent to your e-mail about specific categories of job; for example, professional, manufacturing, banking, etc.  Click on the link below to get started.
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Search millions of jobs, review companies, explore the job market, receive interview tips and tools, post resume, and apply for jobs.  .  Set up your profile, have notices sent to your e-mail about specific categories of job; for example, professional, manufacturing, banking, etc.  Click on the link below to get started.
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ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire and get hired. As a leading online employment marketplace, we have helped millions of businesses and job seekers find their next perfect match through partnerships with the best job boards on the web, curated email, alerts, award-winning mobile apps, and one of the most sophisticated job search algorithms in the space.




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University job site to search jobs in education and academia. Find full and part-time teaching and administrative jobs at colleges, universities, and research institutes around the world. Applicants can for free search current job openings, submit their resume and receive e-mails informing them when matching job opportunities are listed. 

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