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The most successful job seekers take a varied and proactive approach to their search. This goes beyond filling out numerous online applications and waiting for a phone call from a recruiter. View our tips below to help you maximize your job and internship search.
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A proactive job search could include:
- Identifying target companies and their competitors that interest you.
- Identifying alumni who work at target companies that interest you.
- Identifying and attending networking events regularly.
- Creating profiles and email alerts from various job search sites.
- Volunteering at and attending conferences offered by professional associations that interest you (IISE, ASCE, etc.).
- Building leadership skills by gaining experience in student organizations (engineering, or non-engineering).
- Creating a LinkedIn profile, Handshake profile and resume as early as Freshmen year.
- Attending a career fair with a job secured for the purpose of networking and exploring options for your next job search.
- Following up on applications, career fair visits and networking encounters to increase employment opportunities.