General Job Search Strategies

Recruiter speaking to student at Career Fair
Our job search strategies are here to help relieve some stress and guide you in the right direction.

Searching for a job can be a time-consuming process. Before you begin applying, you need to have an idea about what you are looking for. You must know your yourself - your skills, interests and abilities and how you would like to use them in a career. You also should conduct research on employers and the career fields that interest you. There are many ways to identify job opportunities and we encourage you to use more than one approach to locate opportunities that fit your needs. The articles, handouts and websites listed below will help you get started.

When you begin to apply for jobs, you will need targeted resumes and cover letters. For guidance, read about job search skills, meet with a career advisor for a resume or cover letter review or check out our Media Library.

Job Search Policies and Best Practices

Job Search How To’s

Researching Employers

The resources below are a starting point for learning more about various companies. In addition to making use of the internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in to learn more about specific organizations.

Job Search Websites

There are many job search Web sites available to you. Here are a few to get you started. For resources specific to your major, see the related websites page. Please exercise caution and common sense when searching online. Review these tips on avoiding job scams.