In order to experience success in your job search, it is necessary to prepare appropriately, search effectively and devote time and effort. Below you will find information to guide you in your search; however, students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with someone from the Career Services team for assistance with getting started and utilizing the resources below.
Resumes, cover letters, and portfolios
Resumes, cover letters, and portfolios are documents used by employers in the job application process to narrow down potential candidates. When embarking on your job search, you must ensure that your resume, cover letter or portfolio are the best representations of yourself, your skills and your fit with the organization you are applying to. The Office of Career Services is able to assist students with the creation and/or editing of these professional documents. To learn more, click here.
Job search websites
Internet job boards are a great way to find out which companies in your area are hiring and what kind of positions in your field are available. Try specifying your job search by using industry specific job boards instead of only using national sites. You can also visit company websites to see what jobs are available. For a list of job search websites, click here.
College Central Network (CCN)
Goodwin College maintains relationships with local employers and posts job opportunities that are acquired through these relationships. These jobs are listed on CCN and can be accessed by any student or graduate.
Networking with your personal contacts is one of the most effective ways to job search. More than 80% of jobs get filled through referrals. To learn more about networking, click here or attend Career Services events and workshops.
Career fairs are another great way to learn about companies and available jobs. Job fairs allow you to meet employers in person and possibly secure interviews. They are most effective for entry-level jobs.