Job Search Tools

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Let's break it down into bite size chunks:

  • Understanding the Job Search Process (Click Here)
  • Readings and Resources (Click Here)
  • Self Reflection & Assessment (Click Here)
  • Creating and Updating Job Search Tools (Click Here)
  • Networking to locate and Acquire an new Job (Click Here)

Overview...

Get a job! Amidst all the other things we ask college students to learn, we expect them to know how handle searching for a job. Just go to career services…

Finding a good job is different today. It’s hard. Employers have expectations and, according to the Wall Street Journal, students don’t get it: 

Parents rejoice: 2017 is shaping up to be another healthy year for college hiring.

The latest forecast from the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that employers expect to hire 5% more graduates than they brought on last year, the eighth year in a row that companies say they are increasing their college hires.

Yet a separate survey of employers and college seniors suggests that, when it comes to courting recruiters, the Class of 2017 has some homework to do.

This year’s job-seeking seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt and many coveted positions, concludes a survey of roughly 400 employers and 400 college students conducted by iCIMS Inc., a recruiting-software company. Among other things, employers reported that one-third of all applications for entry-level roles come from unqualified candidates.

More than 60% of employers in the survey said applicants ought to be more familiar with the company and industry, and must ask better questions in interviews. Plus, those employers say, three out of four applicants fail to send thank-you notes after interviews.

Read more here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-college-seniors-are-falling-short-1493118000(Paywall)