Job Search Strategies

Report
Job Search
Strategies:
How to Find a Job
THE CAREER CENTER AT UCR
HTTP://CAREERS.UCR.EDU
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:
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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?
It’s FREE!
• Save gas! Interview on campus
• Chance to interview for multiple internship and full- time positions
• Employers
chose UCR
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to interview
you
• All current
UCR students
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email notifications
• Greater chance of being hired
• Secure a job before you graduate
• Easy online sign-up
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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
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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
 Don’t 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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