Job Search Preparation
This section provides links to information about:
SEARCH ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
Many factors should be considered during the search
for a position. Salary
, location, size of company, opportunity for advancement,
scope of work, projects, educational support, and others
should be evaluated.
Guide to a Complete Job Search Campaign
It is very important to make a good impression on your
potential employer be it through your resume, over the
phone or in an interview. Here, you'll find some good
tips on how to launch a succesful marketing campaign.
And the product is you.
Tips for College Students on How to Search
for a Job
Companies aren't usually interested in interviewing
freshmen or sophomores for positions they can't fill
for two years, but it is never too early to make that
first contact. If you know what is out there by your
junior year, you can spend senior year honing your search.
How to Conduct An Effective Job Search
This site provides helpful information from job search
preparation to evaluating and deciding on an offer of
Career Fair Information
This link provides career fair tips for students.
Job Search Myths
This link provides you with the real answers to many
job search myths.
Employers Give Advice to Freshmen, Sophomores
It’s never too late to start your job search –
and it’s never too early, either. Graduating and
job hunting are something you’ll do in your senior
year. However, much of the stuff that employers look
for in job candidates – relevant work experience,
for instance – will take time. So, if you get
started on your job-search as a freshman, sophomore,
or junior, you’ll enter the job market with a
distinct advantage. Here’s what employers say
you can do now to make yourself the top notch job candidate.
What Should You Do To Start Your Job Search?
You should begin the job search process 6-9 months before
you expect to be able to begin a position.
Job Search Planning and Development
Action steps to take in developing a comprehensive job
U of Richmond Resources for the Job Search
This page discusses the effective ways of analyzing
a company and its components. These positive or
negative elements of a company can
be the deciding factors in your crucial decision to
pursue a certain company or set of companies for possible
Researching Companies Online
This business research tutorial presents a step-by-step
process for finding free company and industry information
on the World Wide Web.
Researching Companies - Worksheet
Don't Let the Maze of Online Career Resources Stump
While the real basics of job search and career
management may not have changed, we now have some pretty
amazing online features to help - or get us in trouble
if not used wisely.
Today's Web resources help job hunters go a step beyond
just finding openings, by allowing them to do more sophisticated
research, make strategic networking connections and
better manage their online images.
The 2004-05 Career Guide to Industries
The Career Guide to Industries provides information on
available careers by industry, including the nature of
the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations
in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and
benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations
that can provide additional information. This edition
of the Career Guide discusses 42 industries,
accounting for over 3 out of every 4 wage and salary jobs
in 2002. The Career Guide is a companion to the
Outlook Handbook , which provides information on careers
from an occupational perspective.
ARTICLES AND INFORMATION
Networking for the Shy
For many, the mention of the word "networking"
conjures up unsettling images of hundreds of men and
women exchanging business cards, making small talk and
angling for a chance to ask that all-important question:
"So, who do you know in my field?"
Networking is the single best way to find a job and
is a valuable professional development tool. According
, 20 -25 percent of available jobs are listed in
newspapers, trade journals or employment offices. The
remaining 75 percent of jobs today are a result of networking.
The NEW Networking Approaches
for Busy People with No Time for Sprawling Meet-and-Greet
Networking: You may call it contact-development, relationship-building
or career investment. Certainly it touches on all those
things - and if you're doing it, you know it can eat
up time, which few of us have to spare.
Still, even as technology has connected us 24/7 to work,
it has also opened all kinds of bridges and bypasses
that bring new efficiencies to the notion of identifying,
meeting and staying in touch - whether it's with those
who might end up doing business with us, advancing our
careers or helping us find solutions to work-related
Critical Career Networking Resources for Job-Seekers
Networking is one of the most important -- if not the
most important -- activities that job-seekers
need to master to be truly successful in your job-search.
Because the vast majority of job openings are never advertised,
job-seekers need to have a network of contacts -- a career
network -- that can provide support, information, and
job leads. Read much more about networking in our Key
Networking Resources on the Web .
Networking Timeline and Resources
What is Networking?
Interaction with individuals who have interests similar
to yours, who are willing to share information about
those common interests, or provide the names of others
with similar interests.
Networking & Alumni Connections
Within each degree field profiled on this site, salary
expectations are explored. While salary should
not be the sole consideration for a career path, it
may be an important factor in job selection.
Links to information about salaries.
NACE Salary Survey
This is a brief chart of average salaries from the National
Association of Colleges and Employers Fall 2004 Survey.
Successful Salary Negotiations