An effective job search requires time, effort, and varied approaches. The more of the following strategies you apply, the greater your likelihood of success.
- Learn about occupations and industries, explore career options and resources, discuss your options with a career counselor.
- Talk with people who work in fields that interest you.
- Have a career counselor help you create effective and professionally written job search documents and correspondence
- Learn as much as possible about the industries and organizations that interest you.
- Let family, friends, alumni, professors, Linked In members and others know you are searching.
- Take on a short-term position in an area of interest to you.
- Prepare for interviews by reviewing Career Services material describing typical questions and responses, participating in "mock" interviews, and using Interview Stream online interview program
- Search and apply for internships, part-time and full-time positions.
- Research prospective employers and internships, interact with recruiters, arrange interviews.
- Find recent and useful information; submit your resume.
- Network with professionals and keep abreast of industry trends and practices
- Career tips from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report
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Searching for a job takes time, effort, and organization. Your initial job search is just the first step in achieving your long-term career goals. If you are realistic, persistent, and proactive, you are likely to achieve success.
For assistance with your job search, make an appointment to meet with a University of San Diego Career Services career counselor.