Job searching is not just about finding an opening and submitting a resume. There is a lot of preparation that goes into nailing the job. Here are some resources:

Informational Interviews

  • The process of gathering information about people and occupations related to a specific field or industry.
  • A way to determine if your skills, interests, and personality are best suited for a particular occupation.
  • A powerful tool for making contacts (networking) that can lead to a job.
  • It is not a job interview, nor is it directly related to finding a job.
  • Review this guide for tips on conducting an informational interview.

Job Market Information

Occupational and job market information will help you determine if the career you are considering is best suited for you. It will tell you the nature of the work, the growth or decline in the industry, education or training required and salary ranges.

Websites that contain job market information include:

Glassdoor allows students to search and find the latest jobs, and research companies, salaries, interviews, and  benefits, entirely based on reviews and ratings shared by current and former employees. Vanguard has partnered with Glassdoor College Program to provide these services complimentary to current students and alumni. A tutorial video is found here.

Resume and Cover Letter

How you present yourself to obtain an interview.

Review our resume tips here.

Networking

The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.

Prepare a powerful elevator speech using this outline.

Job Listings

Once you’ve done all your research, you can start applying for jobs.

  • Job Sites
  • Internships