Career Campaigning? Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Lots of companies may opt for advertising positions in the newspaper – instead of the internet – because they won’t get crushed with a pile of resumes that way. Remember, there’s more to research than the internet! Your local newspaper can help you find jobs right in your neighborhood.

4) Travel Expenses -With gas prices today, even an interview nearby home costs some money, and depending on your range of your career campaign, the cost of travel may increase. Don’t discount spending your own money for travel to get the right position.

When you visit and sign up to any online Cal jobs board be sure to set up an email alert of new jobs fitting the criteria you specify, in fact in MPUG you should choose the Job Alerts tab, then fill out the form. The Alert Name allows you to specify a title for a specific type of search alert, such as all jobs in a given locale or that include a particular keyword in the job description. Once you’re done setting up the alert details, click “Create Job Alert.” Each alert will be included in a list that appears at the top of the page.

Update your contact information with email and phone Only use contact information that is completely separate from your companies contact information.

Get Help from Your University – Approach your professor who might have contact with colleagues working in companies relevant to your field of interest. Additionally, drop by the career center in your university. It holds all types of information you might need from available positions in different companies to insights on how to ace a job interview.

Don’t ever forget that you usually get out of something what you put in (that annoying “you reap what you sow” adage that your grandfather might have told you, while he was sitting with straw in his teeth and a spittoon next to the rocking chair). If you go to events on campus, keep meeting new people, attend lectures that aren’t even required (gasp!), and maybe even do some community service, you’ll find the whole experience much more rewarding. You’ll feel like a part of the community, instead of just a student.

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