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The job search is on
It’s that time of year again when students are beginning their job search, even though times are tough and the economy is bad. Finding a new job may not be as hard as everyone is saying, especially for students. So whether you’re a senior looking for a career or a freshman looking to build your resume you may just be in luck.
Knowing how to best look for a job can be one of students biggest challenges. Lisa Severy, the director of Career Services, explains how to find a job that fits your interest.
“Part of it is to make sure you’re applying for jobs that you could see yourself doing, and that’s really hard because we don’t want to sugarcoat anything, the job market is not easy right now, but it’s impossible,” she said.
One of the most important suggestions from Career Services is building your professional networking and interviewing skills when going to a job fair right here on campus. These fairs are available throughout the year.
Severry said, “Fairs are a particular type of recruiting so it’s a great thing for students to take advantage of so they can talk to those recruiters that are doing that sort of volume recruiting.”
“Its almost sort of talking everything you know about yourself and working with someone who can translate that into the world of work because it’s a different language,” Severy said.
Career services is always providing students with the opportunity to build professional skills and meet with a career counselor one-on-one to figure out where to begin their job search journey.
With at least three job fairs held every year, students can begin their job search as early as October. They can potentially find a job for eight months down the road when they graduate when.
To find out more information about Career Services, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/public/.