Students seeking internships or employment after graduation, should begin their job search at least six to nine months in advance. An effective job search requires an organized plan. This plan requires several strategies:
Job Search documents: Resumes & Cover Letters
Career Connection offers links to best practices for writing resumes and letters.
Find helpful tips and strategies to have successful interviews by reviewing the links provided by Career Connection.
At any given time, only about 25% of the jobs available are advertised. If 75% of the jobs are not advertised, you need to find the “hidden job market”. Building your professional network is key to finding employment.
Networking via Social Media
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. In addition to registering with the career office associated with your major, you should attend career fairs and events.
Ohio State Career Navigator offers a link to a list of all career fairs on the Columbus campus.
The National Association of Colleges & Employers provides job search articles in their annual Job Choices series.