This week’s question is: How do I start looking for full-time jobs for after graduation?
Great question! We are already half way through the fall semester, and graduation is quickly approaching for December graduates. Job hunting can be daunting and stressful, and with classes and extra curriculars, you don’t want to add any extra stress to your life. The Internet has made job searching much easier and more convenient than it was pre-Internet, and online job boards are a helpful resource to use. Here is a list of my top 3 favorite job boards to help you get started in your job search:
CAREERLINK is an excellent resource, and it is exclusively for NDSU students and alumni. This means that employers that post open positions on CAREERLINK want to hire NDSU graduates! CAREERLINK can be accessed by clicking the tab titled “CAREERLINK” on the top of our website. After logging in, the job board can be found on the left side of the screen on the tab labeled “OCI and Job Listings”. Under “Job Listings” you will find open positions posted by employers. You can filter by type of job, major, and more! You can also “favorite” jobs to come back to later and create a saved search that will notify you when new positions matching your filters have been posted.
LinkedIn is a great tool to network with other professionals, but it also has a job board! After logging into your LinkedIn account, click the tab labeled “Jobs” on the top of the page. There you can search by title, skills, company, and location. After you’ve clicked on the job description, you can also see how many people have applied and how many other NDSU alumni work there. For some positions, you can even apply with just your LinkedIn profile. I love the feature on LinkedIn that suggests jobs for you based on your profile.
Indeed is an online job board that can be accessed by anyone. It is also widely known, so there are usually many positions posted. On Indeed’s website, you can search by job title, keywords, or company along with location. Results can be very broad, so utilizing the filters can be beneficial when sorting through your options.
For a longer list of job search tools, check out the page on our website here.
For assistance with job hunting, stop into our Career Studio in Ceres Hall, or our virtual Zoom studio! We would also be happy to help you with applications materials, including resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and answering any other questions you may have!
Please continue to ask your questions by submitting them on our website! I would love to help you with any of your career-related needs!
Until next time,