UCSB Career Services Blog

What Is a “Good Fit” and Do You Have It?

How do you know if you’re a good fit for a company or if a company is a good fit for you? Here are a couple of things to consider: Culture: Think back to all the encounters you have had with a potential employer. Think about the e-mail correspondence. Think about how you felt at […]

Making College Pay: A special blog for parents

How can your son or daughter get the best return on your investment in their college education—a good job and launch into their first career? Good grades and the right major are important blocks in the foundation of finding a job after graduation. There are, however, other steps students can take to increase their value […]

Recruiter’s Perspective: Yardi Systems

Why do you enjoy recruiting Gauchos? I am a little partial to recruiting Gauchos because I am an Alumni of UCSB myself! I also find that the students graduating from UCSB are very conscientious and are well prepared for their careers after graduation. UCSB also offers majors that are well aligned to the positions we […]

Climb to Your Career in Four Years

Where will you be in four years? Will you be ready to join the work force? Maybe you have your future planned: You know what you want to be after graduation and you have an idea of how to get there. Or, maybe you aren’t even sure what you want to major in—never mind know […]

Third-Party Recruiters and Ph.D. Candidates

Ph.D.s and postdocs who are job seeking outside of academe need all the help they can get, and it is nice to imagine a recruiter (or headhunter) working diligently to find that perfect job for you while you focus on other things — like research, writing, fieldwork and teaching. However, the reality is that effort […]

Tech Tools for PhDs in the Job Search

by Joseph Barber, associate director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania, for Inside Higher Ed Reviews of websites and databases that can help the Ph.D. or postdoc doing a job search: LinkedIn, Indeed.com, GoinGlobal, MyIDP, and Versatile Ph.D. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/12/15/essay-technology-tools-help-phds-and-postdocs-job-hunts

Fitting Your Resume To The Job Listing

“So you stumble across a job that sounds interesting…what do you pay attention to? If you’re like most job seekers, you might skip straight to the qualifications to see if you’re qualified, skim the rest of the document, then send in your application, right? Well, if you do this, you’re likely missing out on clues […]

7 Habits of Successfull Job Seekers

Most successful job seekers on LinkedIn aren’t just searching, viewing, and applying for jobs on LinkedIn, they’re doing something more. LinkedIn recently released a report about smart job seeking based on analysis of over 4,000 “super job seekers” (members who looked at a job at a particular company and then joined that company within three […]

Building Relevant Work Experience

Getting the Most From Your Internship Experience Learning, confirming, impressing, and positioning. When you take an internship, these should be four of your goals. Of course you want to learn as much as you can about your employer and its culture, and about the industry in which it operates. You’re looking to confirm that both […]