Savvy Seniors: Seek and Ye Shall Find!

Career Development Cycle

Some say that 70% of jobs are never advertised.  70%!

That means that if you are spending all your “job search” time on Craigslist and Monster then you are missing out!

How do you find these “hidden” jobs? There is lots of great advice out there about finding jobs that aren’t advertised.

It mostly boils down to this:

  • Network! People hire people. Start getting to know some people today.
  • Research Companies and Career Fields.  Start making a short list of organizations that you would like to work for. Get to know some people who work there! (Look on Linked in to see if any UVM Alumni work at your target company.)
  • Intern, Volunteer, or Work (P/T, Full Time or Temporary). Get your foot in the door. Companies like to hire internally.  (Bonus: You get to know people.)

Of course it doesn’t hurt to use some on-line resources like Catamount Job Link to Find Full Time Employment.

The most important element of your job search is to keep looking! You never know where you will find “the one,” that first great opportunity after college.  Maybe it will happen at the upcoming Spring Job Fair!

~Kala

Still not sure what kind of job exactly you are looking for? Check out our earlier post: Savvy Seniors: Explore Options

Ready to start looking? Join us for this special Seniors Workshop:
Savvy Seniors Workshop: Identify Opportunities
Wednesday, February 6th, 4:15pm L&L E-166

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