Career Development Center

Job Search Strategies

Conducting a Job Search 

Job Search Resources For International Students

Networking: Professional & Personal Contacts

Many of the best job opportunities are not advertised.  Check out our Networking Skills and The Hidden Job Market links for tips on how to find jobs by building strategic professional relationships. 

Networking Events - View our list of job search and networking groups including local, state, and regional organizations.

LinkedIn – Join an interconnected online network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals to help you locate new business opportunities, find jobs, get expert professional advice, and stay informed about your contacts and industry.  View the tutorials on how to get started in utilizing this tool. 

Published Professional Job Listings

Rivier University CDC Job Listings – Search full and part-time professional job listings for Rivier students and alumni.

Career/Job Resource Sites - Search popular internet "megasite" resources for career planning, job searching tips, employment positions, and Internet job searching strategies.  Includes National, International, and Government job listing sites as well as Special Focus Group Job Resources for International Students and Individuals with Disabilities. 

New England Resources - Includes links to New England employment resources, newspaper classifieds, and state employment as well as hospitals and public/private schools and districts.

For more employer info:

  • Check Chambers of Commerce, the Yellow Pages, Library resources (Standard & Poors, Dunn & Bradstreet, etc.)
  • Visit specific Company Web Sites and their career links.  Apply directly to companies of interest online. 
  • Read newspapers, magazines, journal articles, business and trade periodicals 

Other Web Resources

Using such search engines as Google, Kartoo, and Metasearch, simply type in “Key Words” to locate job listings and regional job sites. For example: “Underwriting Jobs Boston.”

Career TV - The first and only global television programmer and interactive web site designed to help college students and young professionals develop long lasting, successful careers.

Relocation Resources - Are you making a move to another locale?  Find assistance here.

Salary Information and Negotiation Tips - Includes salary surveys and calculators as well as advice for negotiating compensation, benefits, and more.

Job Market Trends - Links to labor market, salary, and employment trends from our Occupational Information resources.

Job Fairs

CDC Career and Job Fairs – View dates, locations, and information about the annual NHCUC Job Fair that we co-sponsor as well as other career fairs.  If you miss the NHCUC Job Fair, you can utilize the Employer Directory to examine positions of interest, and submit a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed.  Check our Job Fair Tips for information on how to best prepare.

Alumni Resources

Check our Alumni web page for Career Development and Transition Resources

Professional Associations, Professional Journals & Newsletters,Vacancy Bulletins

Associations on the Net  and Yahoo's Directory of Professional Organizations and Yahoo's Directory of Trade Associations - links to hundreds of associations and organizations that represent a variety of occupations and professions.  These are great resources for job opportunities and networking through active membership in local chapters.

Employment Agencies, Search Firms & Public Employment Services

Consider Employment & Training Centers and private firms that charge no fees.

 Rivier Academic Departments

Check bulletin board postings and departmental websites. Talk to faculty about contacts and networking opportunities. Contact departmental alumni networks.


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