Find Career Positions
A career position is commonly a full-time, paid position in your field of interest after completing your degree. We have compiled a list of search strategies and resources for finding a career position.
Job Search Checklist
There’s more to job hunting than sending out resumes and cover letters. To assess whether you are “ready to launch a job search,” check all the statements below that you have accomplished.
If you aren't sure how to accomplish some of these tasks, see an ICC adviser for help.
|Accomplished?||Job Search To-do List|
|Identified my strongest skills and abilities|
|Know and can articulate my best accomplishments|
|Have identified my interests and how they fit into my career goals|
|Know what I need to do to excel at a job|
|Understand my values and priorities|
|Have an achievable career objective|
|Understand what skills employers are seeking|
|Identified what skills I have to offer employers|
|Can clearly state to employers what I do well and enjoy doing|
|Have support (family, friends and mentors) for the job/career I want|
|Know how to use the internet to research occupations and employers|
|Can identify potential employers that I want to contact|
|Know how to do an informational interview|
|Know what to do at an Internship and Career Fair|
|Have developed a network of people that I can contact for referrals and job leads|
|Know how to market my internship and/or community service experience|
|Have secured at least three people to serve as references|
|Have cleaned up my social networking websites such as Facebook, etc .|
|Have prepared a resume and cover letter template and had them critiqued by the ICC|
|Have a strategy to deal with my weaknesses and liabilities|
|Have prepared potential answers to behavioral interview questions|
|Have secured appropriate interview clothes|
|Can follow up on job interviews|
|Have a strategy on how to negotiate salary and benefits|
Adapted from Job Search and Career Checklists 101 Proven Time-Saving Checklists to Organize and Plan Your Career Search, JIST Works, 2005. pg. 86-87.