Job Search Techniques
A successful job search begins with the following steps:
- Review your current job skills. What can you offer the employer? Job skills can be both personal management skills (i.e., dependability, organizational skills, punctuality) and technical skills from past jobs or academic experiences (i.e., computer skills, office experience, child care background).
- Determine the skills you want to develop for career and professional goals and to enhance your resume.
- Assess the importance of employment versus academics. How many hours can you work per week without affecting your academic performance?
- Determine a potential work schedule based on a review of your class schedule.
Exploring Job Possibilities
- Utilize Jobnet, the University’s web-based job advertisement system. The system is updated on a daily basis. The following information is provided for each job listing: work schedule, duties, rate of pay, and who to contact for an interview.
- Attend the Student Job Fair held annually the first week of the fall semester.
- Review the classified sections in the student newspaper, The Daily Iowan and the community newspaper, The Press Citizen.
- Explore University Life Centers job opportunities listed on the employment board located at the Campus Information Center, first floor, IMU (not applicable for off-campus part-time jobs).
- Ask your employed friends for suggestions.
- Contact departments or businesses directly for employment leads.