Job Search Strategies
List companies where you would like to work.
Find people who work in these companies and talk to them about
how they got there. Ask them for any suggestions or advice.
Find out about the company.
Clip articles, read publications, brochures,reports, etc.to find out
as much as you can about the company where you would like to
Prepare a good cover letter and resume.
A cover letter and resume are your sales tools. These tools must
represent you in a way that will make the employer see that you are the
best person for the job. Describe your jobs and skills using action
verbs and emphasize your accomplishments and responsibilities. Finally,
make sure that your proofread your resume carefully! It is a good idea
to have another person go over your resume to help check for any errors.
Be prepared to fill out an application.
Make sure that you have all of the information you need to fill out
the application. You will need addresses and phone numbers of
past employers as well as dates of employment. You will also
need names and phone numbers of references. Make sure,
however, that the people you list as references are aware that
you are applying for a job.
Get some experience.
You may want to find an internship or volunteer for a job in your
field. This will give you more experience in that field and will
possibly lead to a permanent position in the company.
Search high and low.
Job hunting is a full time job in itself. There are many different
ways to search for a job. Opportunities are available all around,
you simply have to know how to find them.
Job Referral Services
� State Employment Office
� College Career Services Office
� Private employment agencies
� Women’s centers
� Public libraries
� Internet job listings
Direct Contact With Employers
� Volunteer with an agency
� On-campus recruiting
� Job Fairs
Published Sources of Information
� Newspaper classified ads
� Chamber of Commerce directories
� Professional magazine ads
� Yellow Pages – to spot smaller companies