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Job Search Strategies

Job Search Strategies

Hone in on the perfect fit

To increase your chances for success, refine your search for open positions by focusing on specific professions, geographic locations, or keywords. Consider using niche sites that specialize in occupations, industries or type of job seeker (i.e., MBAs, consultants, educators new graduates).

Visit websites of professional associations in your field that may contain links to employers, job postings and networking events. We have some recommendations below.

Network with the right people

A valuable career search tool is networking, which is purposefully developing relationships with others. The focus is on gathering information, not getting a job. Networking should be done during the career exploration, during the job search, and after obtaining a position. The contacts you make today may help you find a job now and in the future. If you maintain your network throughout your career, you may never need to look for a job again–employers will come looking for you!

The Ohio State University


Central Ohio Networking Groups

Nail the interview

The job interview is considered by employers to be the most important criteria when hiring a new employee. It is where you get–or lose–the job. The purpose of an interview is to exchange information. The employer wants to discuss your qualifications and determine if you will be a good fit for their company. The interviewee needs to understand the expectations of the company and position. you must be prepared to answer and ask questions during the interview. Know your professional contributions to previous employers, your personal qualities, and information about the company conducting the interview. Additional information:

Riley Guide

Quint Careers (Interviews/Resumes)

Assistance at Research Commons 18th Avenue Library

Career Corner

Career Corner is the official blog of the Office of Alumni Career Management. Here you'll find links to many resources and advice from our professional career consultants.