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The Job Search Process

Student networking with an employer at an event

Experts estimate that up to 80-85% of jobs are never advertised to the public. Instead, they are filled via word of mouth and referrals. That means you can’t just go online and see what jobs are available. You’ll have to know what you’re looking for (see the career decision making section of the Virtual Career Center if you need help with this), and strategically network with professionals in your field in order to find out about and get referred for available positions.

How would you like to get help?

Option 1: Take an online, interactive workshop at any time. This virtual workshop will walk you through the 7 steps of the job search process and get you started on your own job search plan.

Take a Virtual Workshop

Option 2: Watch a video. Start with an introductory look into how employers hire, or watch our full Career Launch Week session on searching for a position in a job market impacted by a pandemic.

Watch a Video

Option 3: Get the Job Search Process Handout. Prefer reading? Use this handout to learn about networking, informational interviewing, your personal brand and online presence, and the steps in the job search process.

Get the Job Search Process Handout

Option 4: Search for jobs on Handshake. Handshake is Career Services’ online job posting system. Search for both local and national post-graduation job opportunities. You can also use Handshake to get information about upcoming networking events and register for workshops.

Search for Jobs on Handshake

Option 5: Get help with an international search. Want to work abroad? GoinGlobal is a massive research tool containing more than 10,000 resources for finding employment abroad, including country/area guides, visa information, an employer directory, and global job/internship postings.

Use GoinGlobal

Option 6: Make an appointment or email Career Services. Want personalized assistance? Make an appointment with Career Services. Phone and video appointments available.

Make an Appointment

Option 7: Drop-in for quick help. Need help fast? 15-minute drop-in sessions are available during certain times.

Come to Drop-Ins

Option 8: Email Career Services. Just have a simple question you can’t find the answer to, or want a resume or cover letter reviewed via email? Use this form and attach your documents.

Email Career Services