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Now Is the Time to Troubleshoot Your Job Search

The job search can be compared to a roller coaster ride, from the excitement of receiving a call from an interested employer to the letdown of finding out you lost an opportunity to a more qualified candidate. What should you do when frustration sets in and hope starts to fade? Now is the time to evaluate your strategy.  Ask yourself if you are implementing the following best practices below.  

  1. Creating a game plan?  Aim to submit a target number of applications each week. It’s important to set short term goals to avoid feeling overwhelmed. ECS encourages students to submit approximately 30 applications per semester. Yes, you read it correctly—30 applications per semester!
  2. Using a variety of resources? The job market for graduates looks like the strongest in several years, with employers looking to make significantly more hires than last year. According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 report, employers … 
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Sign-ups starting soon for the 2014 Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program

It’s never too early to begin developing your professional network! The Job Shadow Program is an opportunity to build connections with some of OSU’s top employers. Job Shadow allows you to gather information about companies, career paths, and industries that are related to your major. You will experience company culture, become aware of trends in the field, and see technologies in action. Some students even secure internships, co-ops, and full-time offers by making a great first impression.  In fact, 80% of participating employers utilized the Ohio State Engineering Job Shadow Program as a recruitment tool for their company last year!

All job shadowing opportunities are unique. Depending on the company you visit, you may participate in a number of activities such as:

  • Company presentation
  • Tour of company facility
  • Engineering panel Q & A
  • Lunch
  • Observe an engineer

Job Shadow takes place over OSU’s Spring Break (March 10-14th) … 

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Why should you check out Glassdoor.com?

 

Why Should You Check Out Glassdoor.com?

Do you ever wish that you could be a fly on the wall during someone else’s interview with your dream company? You know, get an “insider look” as to what to expect? With Glassdoor.com, you can accomplish just that (sort of)!

Glassdoor is a career-focused website that is a great addition to your arsenal of interview prep materials. While it provides the basics similar to other career sites, such as job listings and company profiles, it also gives you a peek into what an actual interview with a company is like, what employees think of working there, or how much employees actually get paid. It compiles all of this information through its unique sign-up process. Before you have access to the plethora of material, you must first create an account using your email address (or you can sign in with Facebook) … 

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Important changes coming to your ECS job search account

First things first—login to your ECS job search account and download any resumes you have saved to the job search system and save them to your PC prior to June 1.

Why do this? Ohio State is consolidating all career services job search systems this summer (starting June 1). Engineering Career Services and the online engineering job search system will be part of a larger OSU system of career services called the Buckeye Careers Network. The consolidation is happening in order to create a “one stop shop” for all OSU students to conduct their online job search through a single resource. This means that your job search account is going to be somewhat different than what you are used to. Some major changes that you will notice include:

 


  • A new name…the engineering version of the new job search system is being named CareerEngine. It’s essentially still your job … 
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Last minute job search strategies

Have you put off your search for a summer internship? Are you graduating in June but have yet to apply for any career positions? Have you recently started applying for postings but haven’t received any offers? This blog entry will assist you with finding a position as soon as possible.

If you’re looking for a summer internship or co-op, it’s not too late to find a job. However, realize that as the remaining weeks pass by, there will be fewer summer internship/co-op opportunities available. Apply for as many positions as you are interested in within the next few weeks before the options for summer are exhausted.

If you’re looking for full-time career employment after graduation, there is no impending “cut-off deadline” for job postings in your job search account like there are for summer intern/co-op opportunities. However, know that a career search can take several months. If you’re looking for … 

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