Through the career resources, students will be able to:
- Look at ways to network.
- Find job search strategies.
- Research occupational and career information.
- Search for full-time and part-time jobs and internships.
- Locate volunteer and service opportunities.
- Online resources.
- Look at TUW degree program information.
Networking can be an effective method to develop contacts leading to opportunities and jobs—people are the key. Connect with everyone you know, because you never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can.
We encourage all our students to be proactive and to build personal networks on a daily basis. Information leading to a job or career often comes from unexpected sources at unlikely times.
Job Search Strategies
- Know yourself
- Identify your strengths, weaknesses, skills, interests and values.
- What do you want to do? What type of job are you looking for?
- Name two or three careers you would like to pursue.
- List possible job titles and fields of interest.
- Where do you want to work?
- Identify two or three geographical areas where you would like to live and work.
- Identify five to 10 employers for the work you are seeking.
- Informational interview:
- This is an interview conducted to collect information about a job, career field, industry or company.
- It is NOT a job interview. Rather, it’s an interview with an individual working in a career you would like to learn more about.
- The purpose is to discover what the person’s job is like, what they do, what responsibilities they have and what it’s like to work in their job at their company.
- For example, if you would like to be a nurse, make an appointment with someone who is a nurse and ask him or her:
- What do and don’t you like about your job?
- What is a typical day like?
- What degree or certificate do employers look for?
- How can a person obtain this work experience?
- What are the main or most important personal characteristics for success in the field?
- Conducting an informational interview will help you determine if this is really the field you want to go into.
- Preparation for the job search
- Have a resume and cover letter (recommend that resume is reviewed by a professional in the field).
- Prepare a portfolio of work samples to highlight experience, skills and talent.
- Develop interview skills; mock interview practice.
- Develop a list of potential networking contacts and keep in touch with them.
- Have appropriate clothing for the interview ready.
- Searching for the job
- Get your resume noticed. Upload your resume on different job boards such as monster.com, jobsearch.com, etc. as well as to other company’s sites for which you may be interested in working.
- Get organized. Have a system of keeping track of your contact, interviews and other job search activities.
- Immediately follow up on every interesting job lead.
- Send thank you letters or emails to every person who interviewed you.
US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics website has information on U.S. employment, wages, benefits and a wealth of other statistical information regarding the nation’s job market as well as all occupations listed with the Department of Labor.
United States Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions for hundreds of careers.
CareerOneStop is for making informed career decisions to support a demand-driven workforce investment system. It provides occupation, industry and state job information.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles is an interactive occupational information network that matches skills and other job descriptors to a list of occupations and provides detailed occupational information.
Job Search Links
- Academic Positions
- After College
- America’s Job Bank
- Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
- College Job Bank
- Job searching tips
Field Specific Job Search Engines
*Touro University Worldwide does not endorse and/or receive any compensation, incentives or reward of any type for the job search engines below.
- Field of Business Job Search Engines
- Field of Dispute Resolution Job Search Engines
- Field of Health Sciences Job Search Engines
- Field of Human Resource Management Job Search Engines
- Field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Job Search Engines
- Field of MFT Job Search Engines
- Field of Psychology Job Search Engines
- Field of Public Administration Job Search Engines
- Field of Social Work Job Search Engines
- Doctoral Job Search Engines
- General Job Search Engines
Salary Information Links
- PayScale salary reports
- Salary calculator
- Salary center
- Salary for occupations
- Salary report and salary advice
Current TUW students have access to a resume builder within their student portal, which is a tool located at the top of the portal: (https://portal.tuw.edu/), and may assist with one’s job search preparation.