- Head to the career services office today. This is where you’ll find all the tools you need to do a job search.
- Start now, not next spring. It takes time to prepare your job-search skills. You’ll want to get your resume critiqued, practice interviewing, do an internship, and pick up leads on employers looking for your major.
- Use your network. As the cliché says, “it’s who you know.” Your professional network may hold the key to your first job. Ask your internship supervisor to be a reference. If you have contacts within an organization or an industry, call on them for referrals and recommendations.
- Look everywhere. Potential employers are on your campus at job fairs, career fairs, and employer-sponsored information sessions. You’ll find job information and opportunities on company websites and online job boards. You’ll make valuable connections through student professional associations and professional associations.
- Be flexible. Take a last-minute internship to add to your professional contacts. Work as a temp in your field. Volunteer for a position that reflects your interests. Expand your networking base by joining professional associations.
- Apply. Don’t put it off!
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.