Career Development Center

Job Search Strategies

Conducting a job search becomes less disorganized and haphazard when you take the time to complete certain steps in the Career Planning process, such as self-assessment activities, career/major exploration, goal setting and a plan of action. This will better prepare you to create a personal work plan that includes identifying the following three parts:

  1. Your top preferred work skills and values
  2. Types of work which will allow you to apply these skills and values
  3. Industries and organizations that you would like to consider working in

If you need help with determining any aspects of your personal work plan, contact the CDC to speak with a career counseling advisor.

Job SearchYou began developing Part 1 of your work plan through the Self-Assessment process and Part 2 by Exploring the World of WorkGoal Setting, and developing a Plan of Action. Now you’re ready to begin Part 3, which involves utilizing Job Search Resources that help you research employers, industries, and companies, sharpen your networking skills, and gather important information about labor market, salary, and employment trends.

Explore Job Listings that complement your personal work plan.  Check out our Conducting A Job Search for additional help with the process of finding employment.

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