When you are looking for jobs, be sure to remember that there are three job search techniques (amid many more!) that you should be sure to use. They include:
- Networking with business acquaintances, Hiram alums, neighbors, classmates
- Researching organizations that interest you as a potential employer
- Applying for vacancies from the newspaper, from employment databases or from company web sites
Hiram CareerNet, our online resume and job posting database, contains jobs for new college graduates. While some of these jobs are for candidates with no work experience, others may be right for your new professional level. Create an account, post your resume and view the jobs to see if they are right for you.
LinkedIn and Twitter are key social media tools for a modern job search! Attend a workshop, read articles online, buy Job Searching on Social Media for Dummies....any way that you can "get up to speed" on how employers are using social media to source candidates and how candidates are using social media to brand themselves.
These job boards mix jobs for new and experienced job seekers. Included are many technical positions not suitable for liberal arts graduates; however, a careful hunter can use these resources to research companies and locate more options.
- CareerBuilder (links to newspaper want ads in most major cities)
- USJobs.gov for federal employment
- OhioMeansJobs for employment in Ohio
- professional organization sites like the American Marketing Association,
Indeed.com and Hound.com are national consolidators – they search job boards (Indeed) and Human Resources sites (Hound) to identify posted vacancies by job type. Use the "what" field to add a keyword like Staff Accountant or Marketing Assistant and the "where" field to narrow your search; don't narrow too much, though. Use "Cleveland, OH" rather than "Mantua, OH" to get the most options.
Do some research as well:
- Crain's Cleveland Business
- WSJ Careers
- Weatherhead 100 Employers fastest growing in northeast Ohio
- NorthCoast 99 Best Places to Work
Ready for some career coaching to get through the process?