Searching for a Job
Okay, so you’re here. Time to look for a job.
Whether you’re just out of college, in need of a new company, or ready to switch industries entirely, this is the place for you. We know this seems like a big undertaking (and it is), but we’re here to help!
Are you thinking about making a career change? Check out this guide for reference.
Maybe you’ve taken time off to raise children, or care for a sick relative, or to travel the world. Whatever the reason, now you’re ready to get back in the workforce. Here are some resources to help with this process.
Branding is simply a way of being clear about who you are and articulating that consistently as you look for jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities.
- Brand4U - Watch a lecture from Buford Barr, and use the worksheet as a tool to help you define or clarify your personal brand.
No matter where you are on your career journey, having a Expanding my Network will always be helpful.
Informational Interviewing is a way to learn from professionals about an industry or job and discover what qualities are needed to succeed in a particular field. While informational interviewing is NOT asking for a job, in the long run, the majority of jobs are found through your professional contacts, and informational interviewing is one of the best ways to build that network.
- Consider using SCU Switchboard to ask for career advice or request an informational interview from alumni
Use these as a starting point for applying to jobs online.
As a general rule, do not accept the offer immediately. Give yourself time, even just one evening, to make sure you are making the right decision.