Online Internship/Job Search Strategies

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 Tips on "Online Internship & Job Search Strategies"

Summary from a recent workshop

For more information email me

Dr. Krish Krishnan (krishnan@iup.edu)

 

1)      Use Google Search to locate new and useful resources

a)      Example Search -> "Top Internship Websites"
Let us take a look at what Columbia.Edu has to offer us...
It is an exploratory and sequential process of search

2)      World of "Job Search Engines" some samples

a)      www.careerjet.com

b)      JuJu  www.job-search-engine.com

c)      www.jobcentral.com

d)      www.simplyhired.com

e)      And there are many more out there if you look for them....

3)      You can search for Sample Resumes and Sample Cover letters in your field

a)      Or go to sites that give you advice on how to... www.jobweb.com

b)      Info on starting salaries, interview techniques, researching employers

4)      Using Employer Databases to look for internships and jobs in selected geographical areas.

a)      Reference USA  (from inside IUP or through VPN connection through IUP)
www.refernceusa.com
Demo of sample search for marketing internship in Philadelphia

5)      You can also visit company websites of companies where you would like to start

a)      Let us look for a job at Frito Lay

b)      Look for "Careers" link (about us, company info sections)

c)      Research the job

d)      Apply online.

6)      Summary

a)      Search for sample resumes and cover letters and create a basic resume

b)      Search for internships and jobs using job search engines, databases etc.

c)      Research the employer by visiting website and finding exactly what they will be looking for.

d)      Tailor your resume for each job/internship; never send the same resume to two different employers; always customize.

e)      Law of large numbers; send a 100 resume your chances are better, send 500 resumes - you are bound to hit the jackpot.

 

Visit:  www.iup.edu/business/internships

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