Job Search Strategies: How to Find a Job

Job Search Strategies: How to Find a Job

Job Search Strategies: How to Find a Job T H E C A R E E R C E N T E R AT U C R H TT P: / / C A R E E R S. U C R . E D U 951.827.3631 Problem According to the Wall Street Journal, many users are finding that job hunts conducted solely online rarely produce jobs

Boston College Career Center 8/2007 Key Use a Variety of job search strategies Diversify Your Job Sources Job Sources SCOTLink*

On Campus Interview Program (OCI)* Internships* Career Fairs* Employer Information Sessions* Online Job Sites Direct Contacts with Employers Networking Professional Associations Newspapers/Professional Journals General Employment Agencies *Denotes UCR Career Center Services

Keywords Position Type Search Results Job Search Tip: More than 80% of students who had full time jobs before graduation connected face-to-face

with employers: Employers interviewing on campus (OCI) Speaking with company representatives Attending employer information sessions

Attending career fairs Participating in internships Networking On Campus Interview Why participate? Its FREE! Save gas! Interview on campus

Chance to interview for multiple internship and full- time positions current UCR students depending All Employers chose UCRare andeligible want to interview upon

you employer requirements. Get email notifications Greater chance of being hired Secure a job before you graduate Easy online sign-up

Who can participate? On Campus Interviews (OCI) Seniors eligible for full time positions Sophomores/Juniors eligible for internship positions

On Campus Interviews (OCI) Seniors eligible for fulltime positions Sophomores/Juniors eligible for internship positions

1. SUBMIT YOUR RESUME by deadline 2. WHEN INVITED, sign up for interview time

3. INTERVIEW 4. FOLLOW UP with thank you Internships

How can internships be valuable? Test the water Put your theory to practice Applicable experience for your resume Academic credit Earn extra $ Gain industry networking contacts Get your foot in the door and turn your internship into a full-time job Career Fairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1fRpR3U5JE Online Job Search Nacelink Network in SCOTLink National job sites Industry-specific sites Company-specific sites Association sites International sites

Government sites Networking Why network? Uncover the hidden job market

75-80% of jobs are obtained via personal contacts Learn more about your chosen career field Get advice through informational interviews to find out how to conduct your job search Identify top organizations Networking How do you network?

Talk to everyone you know! Informational Interview Join the student chapter of a professional association* Pass out your calling card Share how you can be a valuable resource for them Grow your connections

Stay connected Networking Who do you network with? Current students and alumni

Family, friends, relatives Faculty, department staff Current supervisors Employers directly Employment Agency Temporary and permanent Various fields and specific fields (e.g. health care)

Work while looking for a permanent job Gain experience Earn $ Tip: Avoid agencies that require you to pay fee for them to place you! Get Organized! Final Thoughts Be organized, self-motivated, and

assertive Job searching requires time and energy Dont be discouraged if it takes you a few months to secure a desirable position Persevere Continue to develop and use new resources to diversify your search Career Center Additional Career Center workshops to help you with your career

success: Resume Writing Interviewing Skills Making Professional Connections Drop-In Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Hours: Web Site:

Phone: Veitch Student Center Mon. - Fri. 8-5, Wed. 9-5 http://careers.ucr.edu (951) 827-3631

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