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When you are ready to begin your job search, you will want to ask yourself a few questions such as:
Your answers to these questions will help guide you when searching for a job. For example, if you are want to work for a non-profit organization, you'll need to be more selective in your job search and possibly search in specialized areas.
Another good option is to search industry-specific job boards (check out the resources below!) and check out jobs posted by professional organizations his link opens in a new window in your field. You can also try checking out the Networking and Social Media tab on this guide.
When you're searching for a job, it pays to be savvy about potential scams. Some jobs are too good to be true. Some scammers specifically target soon-to-be college graduates who are desperate for jobs, especially if facing college debt upon graduation. Check out these resources for help identifying and avoiding a job-related scam:
Below you can find commonly used sites for finding jobs in the United States.
Below are some useful resources for doctoral students and Ph.D/Ed.D. graduates.
Below you can find sites commonly used to find international jobs.
The A to Z World Business database is published by World Trade Press whose philosophy is that we can strengthen mutual understanding across cultures by lowering the information barriers that prevent individuals and organizations from succeeding in the international arena. This database includes information about Business Culture (Meetings, Negotiating, Attire, Business Hours, etc.) and Culture & Society (Greetings & Courtesies, Time Orientation, Women in Business, etc.) especially important for job seekers looking to work internationally.
Are you an international student looking to work in the U.S. after graduation? Check out these resources for more information about finding a job here in the U.S.
GoinGlobal is a library database with an H-1B Info section where international students can search for US employers who have sponsored for H-1B employment visas. Information is gathered from the US Department of Labor and reflects data from the previous fiscal year (October – September). In addition, GoinGlobal has these additional helpful tools:
The following books are a sample of our library books and eBooks about searching for a job. For more books and eBooks please search the Online Library Catalog or ask a librarian for help.
Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!