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Top 4 Job Search Resources You Didn't Know About

Happy New Year! Maybe it is a new year’s resolution or time spent fielding questions from family about future plans over the holidays, but this time of year I sense a rejuvenated interest in the job search from students. It can be overwhelming to look through all the resources available, and what’s worse is that many valuable tools get lost in the sheer amount that exist. ECS recommends that you start your job search using Jobs for OSU Students within CareerEngine since postings are from companies specifically seeking Buckeyes. But, there are some great resources for supplementing your CareerEngine search. Let’s take this time to de-clutter and discover four external job search resources that you probably didn’t know about.

Extended Job Search: This is a subcategory under the Jobs tab within CareerEngine. You can browse through over two million domestic and international positions.

  • TRY THIS: Narrow your search by entering a keyword for your target position and location.

GoinGlobal: Whether you are looking for opportunities abroad or seeking companies that hire international students, GoinGlobal has a resource for you. Access this tool from the homepage of your CareerEngine account.

  • TRY THIS: Select Career Guides and choose a U.S. City or Country Guide. Explore resume conventions, employment and industry trends, and work permits, as well as a city overview that includes transportation and recreation options.

OhioMeansJobs: This career exploration resource is from the State of Ohio and is powered by Monster. Browse through 140,000+ positions within Ohio and connect with career trajectory tools, employment programs, and additional career tips, including considerations for candidates with disabilities and veterans. It also includes OhioMeansInternships, which connects students with experiential learning opportunities.

  • TRY THIS: Click Individuals Get Started and select College Student. From there you can explore career pathways, review networking tips, and create a financial plan—just to name a few.

O*NET Online: The U.S. Department of Labor powers this database of occupations, skills, and specific tools for resume building and career exploration.

  • TRY THIS: Attempt a Skills Search and enter a previous occupation in the upper, right hand corner. For example, by searching “waiter and waitress”, you will return a list of skills, tasks, and knowledge acquired from this customer service-oriented position. What a great way to reflect on your transferrable skills when making changes to your resume and/ or preparing for an interview!

Now that you’re familiar with a few additional tools, take the time to develop a plan. When you are busy juggling a full course schedule, part-time work, and extracurriculars it can seem that there is no time left in the day. Determining when you can devote at least two hours to your job search on a weekly and continuous basis will help your hard work yield results!

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

About the author

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor is a Career Counselor at Engineering Career Services.