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CAREER SERVICES
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
UW1 160 - STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
(425) 352-3706
[email protected]
WWW.UWB.EDU/CAREERS
Explore
Build
Connect
Effective Job & Internship Search
Strategies
According to
various surveys
and articles,
there are three
complementing
strategies for job
search...
Source: The Career Center,
University of Washington
Starting the Job & Internship
Search Online
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Explore job postings
 HuskyJobs
 LinkedIn
 Employer Websites
 Industry Specific or Professional Organization sites
 Web
Resources, USAJobs.gov
 General
job sites
 Indeed.com
 Idealist.org
Research Employers
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Research Employers
 Puget Sound Business Journal (Careers has
free soft copies)
 LinkedIn (company pages, groups, alumni
connections)
 Media
 Career Fairs and Networking Events
 LinkedIn – Company Directory
http://www.linkedin.com/directory/companies
 Informational
Interviews
Employers Preferred Hiring Methods
Employers Recruitment Methods
Promote Qualified Internal Candidates
Internships, informational interviews
or personal connections
Career fairs or networking events
Interview candidates
who made unsolicited
applications
Employment
services
Ads
Networking
Career fairs,
Career Center,
& info interviews
Targeted job search:
Actively applying directly
to employers of interest
Private & state employment services
Job listings and want ads
Student Job Seekers’ Strategies
Networking is KEY!
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80% of job positions are
in the “hidden job market”
and never advertised –
these positions are filled
by word of mouth
Employers are more likely
to bring in someone they
know vs. those that they
don’t
Start building
relationships now…
Alumni
Family/
Friends
Employers
Career
Counselors
You
Professional
Associations
Students
Professors
Customers
What is Networking?
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Develop and maintain relationships
Exchange information
Make new connections
Everyone does it daily
Conduct Informational Interviews…
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Informational Interviews
Learn from someone who is doing a job that interests
you or is at an organization you want to know more
about
 It is a reverse interview
 Ask them for advice
 Go for coffee, lunch, dinner & pick up the tab
 Do not ask for a job!
 “What advice would you have for someone like me trying
to get into a job like yours?”
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How to Network…
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Attend Career Fairs and Networking Mixers
 www.uwb.edu/careers/events
Connect with alumni, classmates, professors
on LinkedIn
Get involved in a student organization
Join a Professional or Networking Association
www.iloveseattle.org – This Seattle
Networking Guide lists events and mixers to
connect individuals and groups based fields of
interest and goals
Utilize Resources
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HuskyJobs: Job & Internship Listings
Your one-stop shop for finding a wide variety of full- and parttime opportunities.
On-Campus Interview Program
Believe it or not, employers want to talk to you - on campus!
Learn more about this popular program, which draws over 300
companies and organizations to campus throughout the year.
Career Fairs & Events
Hundreds of local, regional and national employers attend UW
Career Fairs and events looking to connect with the UW's
talent. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming events.
Agencies
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Temp agencies, headhunters, and professional
recruiters can be effective in helping you secure
employment.
Be cautious about paying for these services – the
employers who are recruiting employees usually pay
the recruiting fees.
Be sure recruiters know what types of positions
interest you.
If you decide to use a headhunter or temp agency,
continue using other job search methods as well.
Job sounds too good to be true?
The Better Business Bureau advises job hunters to be on the lookout for
these red flags:
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Employer e-mails that are rife with grammatical and spelling errors.
E-mails purporting to be from job posting websites claiming there’s a
problem with a job hunter’s account..
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An employer asks for such extensive personal information as Social
Security or bank account numbers.
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An employer offers the opportunity to become rich without leaving
home.
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An employer asks for money upfront. The salary and benefits offered
seem too good to be true.
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From Job sound too good to be true? Watch out for scams By Susan Salisbury / The Palm
Beach Post, August 6, 2012
http://blog.nwjobs.com/careercenter/job_sound_too_good_to_be_true_watch_out_for_sc
ams.html
The Power of the UW Network
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LinkedIn helps you connect with potential
employers and network with your classmates
and more than 14,000 fellow alumni.
Fill out your LinkedIn profile today – and list
“University of Washington Bothell” as your
university!
Get in and get going today at
www.linkedin.com/edu/university-ofwashington-bothell-43610
Questions?
Career Services
Student Success Center, UW1 160
(425) 352-3706
[email protected]
SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING
HTTP://WWW.UWB.EDU/CAREERS
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