Finding a job
The mission of Stephen F. Austin State University Career Services is to assist students and alumni through quality programming in the development of life-long career decision making skills in order to maximize their career satisfaction through employment opportunities.
Where do you begin?
It may be a bit trite but it is nonetheless true that you should 'begin with the end in mind'. Many things germane to this process seem elementary but are essential to a comprehensive job search strategy. Understand that you are not alone in this process. It is evident that graduates find rewarding careers each year and many begin this process utilizing the resources provided by their colleges and universities. Understand that persistence and commitment to accomplishing a goal pays off. This same resolute focus will bring many dividends when applied to the job search process.
Writing a resume or a cover letter, preparing for interviews and follow-up interviews, and negotiating salaries and benefits are priorities that need close attention to detail. The more organized your job search process, the more prepared you will feel when walking into an interview. There are some helpful worksheets on the right you can download. You can also receive job search, interviewing and resume tips following the links on the left.
Use the F.I.A. Approach
Identify people and/or companies for whom you would like to work
Connect with those people via social networks and through private contact. Demonstrate your knowledge and be helpful to them
Ask (directly or indirectly) if those people can help you get a job, or if they can put you in contact with someone who can