Career Development Center

Job Search Strategies

Sitting behind your computer searching the online job boards is not an effective way to look for a job. Like investing in the financial markets, diversifying your portfolio of job search techniques will allow you to expand your prospects of finding and securing a rewarding job.

Here is a list of some of the strategies you should use in your job search:

  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Access your college's alumni network
  • Utilize professional networking sites such as LinkedIn
  • Join professional associations related to your career interests
  • Attend Job fairs and networking events
  • Participate in internships
  • Volunteer within your community or field of interest
  • Research online job boards
  • Keep abreast of current media and business news reports

For additional assistance with your job search efforts, you are also encouraged to contact the Career Development Center at 360-867-6193 to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Advisors.