Top 10 Places Employers Find New Hires
2. Co-op experience
3. On campus interviews
4. Employee referrals
5. Career/job fairs
|6. Faculty contacts|
7. Job postings on company website
8. Career Center job postings
9. Student organizations/clubs
10. Internet job postings
Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers
What has been your primary approach?
It seems like job searching should be simple, right? Everyone uses the internet so that seems like the logical place to begin a job search. Unfortunately, that is not the case. While the internet can be a great tool for company and industry research, it is the worst place to focus all of your job search. Check out other resources to assist with your job search:
UBjobnet - Our UPDATED job listing site just for UB students and graduates. This site is the best place to search for on-campus employment, internships, part-time and full-time jobs. Students and alumni register and let us know you are looking! This is also how you register for our resume referral and campus recruiting programs.
Career Fairs - University of Bridgeport Career Services Center holds a Job and Internship Fair on campus every year. Also, you can attend other schools or companies career fairs. Once you find a fair you are interested in attending, check the website to view the list of companies who will be in attendance and the positions available. This is a great opportunity to meet with employers face-to-face to illustrate your skills as a future employee.
We also have job search sources by major.
- This is a database to search for American Firms operating in foreign countries or Foreign firms operating in America. This is a great option for International Students, or any student wanting to work for an international company!
- Each industry has professional organizations that holds conferences, enables you to network with your peers, resources, job listings, and much more! Take advantage of professional groups as you begin your career. Professional organizations are broken out by industry name. Industries beginning with A-L go here
, and industries M-Z here.
- A social networking site to connect with classmates, co-workers, and other people you may know to build your network. You can join groups related to your profession or view the job board to help find a job.
The opportunity to build and cultivate business friendships and contacts in academic, social, civic, and professional settings. Someone in your network may know someone who is in the profession you are interested in working in. Setting up an informational interview with that person is a beneficial step in your job search. Don't forget to add your accounts in My Connections on UBjobnet to maximize your job search and see how you are connected to peole in each position listed online.
Remember: Job searching is a process that takes time and hard work.
Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a job search appointment.