Navigating a Job or Internship Search
It's all over the media, times are tight. Consumers are spending less, businesses are downsizing. Now, more than ever, it is important for you to approach your job hunt proactively:
- Do the basics well. (Use your networks to find opportunities; make sure your resume is stellar; prepare thoroughly for your interviews; research potential employers before meeting them, etc.)
- Keep an open mind. (You may find opportunities in places where you previously didn't consider looking.)
- Follow-up. (Send thank you notes to employers, and engage in purposeful networking.)
CES can help. Schedule an appointment to gain an edge in the job market.
In the meantime, here are some informative links:
Competencies Employers Seek in College Graduates
from the Collegiate Employment Research Institute
If you know what employers want, you can highlight those skills that you already possess.
Expand your options: Winners of NWJobs Peoples’ Picks for 2010
Learn how to take social networking to a professinal level. Get connected through LinkedIn--it can help you jump start your job search.
Strengths of recent grads vs. seasoned workers
Wall Street Journal - Career Strategies article