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Searching for Jobs

Job Search Strategies

There are two main ways to conduct your job search: online and in-person. Both techniques have benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to employ a mix of both methods. Online tools and search engines help you locate companies and job postings in every field imaginable. You can search for jobs in your field of study, in your region, or at a particular company. We have included a few search engines below to help you get started.

Using your off-line network is also an important strategy when you are looking for a job. Reaching out to friends, family, neighbors, and prior employers can help you learn about job postings before they become available, or that you may not otherwise have found online. Informational interviews are not only useful for learning about different career paths, they can also be a great way to expand your network! 

LinkedIn can help you turn your online search into an off-line search, by helping you locate alumni and other contacts at a particular company or in a specific industry. Using the LinkedIn search tools, you can find contact information for many people who may be willing to help you formally or informally in your job search.

If you get stuck or need more guidance, you can always schedule an appointment with a career advisor to get more help.

Recommended Search Engines


Indeed is widely considered to be the most comprehensive search engine for job seekers. You can search for jobs by location using key words in your field or industry. Indeed will pull job postings from a wide variety of search sites to help find you what you are looking for. Search using Indeed.