Job Search Checklist
Starting the job search can be overwhelming. Check out our job search checklist as the first step to finding a job and hopefully making the process more clear.
Job Search Preparation (Resume, Cover Letter, Interviewing, etc.)
Before you actually apply for a job you need to get prepared with all of your application documents in order. Get tips on writing a stellar resume, cover letter, and learn techniques on how to ace your next interview.
Most Effective and Least Effective Ways to Find a Job
There are mulitiple ways to find a job. Find out which ones are the most and least effective and therefore what percent of your time should be spent on each strategy.
Beaver JobNet is OSU Career Services’ online career management system and it is a great way for students and alums to get started in their job/internship search.
Online Job Search Engines by Category
Entry-Level Job Search Engines
If you are searching for job postings online, you will find that many are not entry-level positions. Where do you find the entry-level jobs? Check out these search engines geared for recent college graduates.
Nonprofit Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
Working for a nonprofit or volunteering is a great way to get a broad range of experiences, and satisfy that advocate inside you!
List of job search engines specific to Oregon.
There are also opportunities to work in the local Corvallis area and surrounding communities.
Alternative/ Adventure Jobs & Opportunities
Thinking about taking a year or two or three to explore and have some fun while you have less responsibilities? There are many alternative/adventure jobs and opportunities available if you are interested in traveling, hiking, hospitality, etc. where you can try something new, meet a lot of people, and learn more about yourself along the way.
Green jobs are booming and are also highly sought after. Find out how to find a green job including job search engines geared for the green industry.
Finding a federal job can take time and the process can sometimes be confusing. Here is some information to help you navigate the process.
Working abroad isn't as simple as just looking at an international webpage. Learn strategies to finding an international job including the typical jobs found abroad.
Job Listings by Degree
We have a "What Can I Do with this Degree" section that has links to job postings that are relevant to a particular major. Very helpful site!
General Job Search Engines
There are many job search engines online and here you will find some of the most popular and broadly based ones.
Job Listings for Diverse Students
Learn more about job postings specifically for diverse students.
Employment agencies is just another strategy to finding a job and particular companies sometimes only hire through an agency.
Resources for Graduate Students and Postdocs on Careers and Job Searching
Are you a grad student or post doc? Not sure about the job search? Here is a list of many resources available to you that will help answer your questions and get you started. Compiled in April 2005 by Karen Muskavitch, Boston College
Negotiations & Salary Information
Negotiating salary and benefits is something many people are not aware is oftentimes part of the job search process. Gain tips about how to do it succesfully!