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Preparing for Your Search
Follow these simple steps to prepare:
An important aspect of your job search is learning how to tell your story effectively. Your goal should be to confidently present your strengths to employers both in print and in person. Below are key elements of a job search to help you reach your goal and increase your confidence in the process.
- Conduct informational interviews with professionals, faculty, mentors, family, and friends to learn about majors and occupations. This will help you understand the realities of a career. If you’re interested in speaking with a Campbell Alumni, speak with Career Services to connect with someone in your field of interest.
- Explore CUHired!, Campbell’s online job posting system. See what opportunities are available that interest you. Keep your profile current and upload a new resume as you gain new experiences.
- Talk with professionals in Career Services for coaching, advice, and guidance.
- Take advantage of opportunities to develop skills (such as leadership) through activities on and off campus.
- Create or update your resume or cover letter. Document all of your accomplishments. Reflect on how each experience has shaped you and your future goals.
Browse these general job search websites to search for jobs across industries:
- Indeed.com, strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.
- GlassDoor.com, offers insights into the employee experience powered by millions of company ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more, combined with the latest jobs.
- CareerOneStop.org, deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy
Browse internship and job search websites:
- Dice.com, for technology positions
- USAJobs.gov, for positions with the federal government
- HealthCareJobsite.com, for healthcare positions
- Discover Health Admin, a helpful website to explore paths in Healthcare Administration
- Careers In Psychology, a helpful resource for psychology majors looking into future careers in the psychology field
- Nursing/ Nurse Practitioners Guide, a valuable resource for current nursing students and alumni looking for careers in the nursing field.
- Military One Source, for military personnel to assist with writing a civilian resume
- Feds Hire Vets, U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website
- Recruit Military Personnel, access to services that include contingency recruiting, military job fairs, a job board, employer branding, a military base publication, and more
Learn more about internship resources and download an internship checklist.
How to Spot a Fraudulent Job Posting
This information is provided courtesy the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Not all employment opportunities are legitimate. Some organizations may pose as potential employers to collect personal information from or to defraud job seekers. Here are steps you can take to verify the legitimacy of an employer:
- Research company websites thoroughly: Does the company have a website? Does the website match up with the posting? Does the website look legitimate? Look to see if the organization is using a company domain versus a general Gmail or Hotmail account. Match the e-mail address to the company domain. Watch for e-mail addresses that are similar looking, but not the same. Look for “stock photos,” grammatical errors, and poor use of English language.
- Be leery of non-approved employment flyers on college campuses and other establishments.
- Use social media to research each employer, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn.
- Research the company on websites such as Glassdoor.com for feedback and complaints.
- Be cognizant of unsolicited e-mails that are not specifically directed to you. Many employers have access to resumes via career centers. Therefore, reach out to your career center should you have any concerns or questions.
- Keep your private information private! Don’t share personal information, e.g., social security numbers, banking information, credit or debit card numbers, PINs, passwords, birthday, address, mother’s maiden name).
- Never process ANY financial transactions. For example: Some companies offer opportunities to “make money really quick.” They will offer a “one day only special.” Their intent is to defraud you by sending or wiring money to your bank account. They will ask you to cash the check or send the monies to other accounts. Once your bank or financial institution processes the scammer’s check or financial request, you may be informed the monies are invalid or “not real.” In the meantime, you are held responsible for the funds the bank has sent at your direction to other accounts.
Fraudulent companies are phishing for the unsuspecting, including you. Be aware of what you share and post online. If you feel uncomfortable or aren’t sure about certain companies or employers, talk to someone in career services.
Bottom line, if you have any questions, talk to someone before pursuing any opportunity. If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local police.