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How do I find a job?
"Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you." - Amelia Earhart
Searching for your first (or a new) job is a process that requires persistence, patience and perseverance. Of all the positions available each year less than 1/3 are ever advertised and those that are receive hundreds (or even thousands) of résumés. Therefore, the reactive approach to job hunting (looking at ads, waiting for search firms to call) should take up less than 30% of your overall job search. Instead, you should spend most of your time using the proactive approach in your job campaign.
- Target the "hidden job market" through extensive networking with friends, family, neighbors, previous employers, volunteer organizations, internship sites, etc.
- Utilize the Center for Career Development for information on specific industries and organizations, as well as the names of Curry alumni to contact in your desired field.
- Find employers that interest you (even if they are not currently advertising a vacancy) and contact them directly.
- Thoroughly research the company and their entry-level positions.
- Determine what you have to offer the business in terms of your experience, qualities and skills.
- Tailor your cover letter and résumé specifically to the job you are applying for.
- Send your letter and résumé directly to the person responsible for hiring in the area you wish to work. You can find the person's name through the company website or by calling the main switchboard.
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The Center for Career Development invited 'Inside Higher Ed' blogger and social media expert Eric Stoller to be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Curry College Senior Conference. Stoller's task? To impart valuable career advice to Curry students regarding the use (and misuse) of social media.