and Your Electronic Job Search
you are presently a student at a college or university, your
career service center is the first place to start your electronic
job search. They have wonderful resources for helping you write
and design your electronic résumé. They also have
reference books that can guide you in all aspects of your job
search, not just the electronic kind.
Many of these schools maintain a résumé database
of all their students that can be accessed by companies worldwide.
Career service centers are connected with many employers who
list entry-level job openings and internships available to students
of that particular school in job banks. Take advantage of those
internships and other work experiences long before your graduation.
Join student chapters of professional associations, like the
American Marketing Association, American Geological Association,
and so on. They will produce marketable keywords that will help
your electronic résumé pop to the top in a keyword
Many larger companies have special sites on their Internet home
pages just for students. For instance, Microsoft has a hyperlink
under “Employment Opportunities” at http://www.microsoft.com
where students can peruse full-time and internship opportunities
developed specifically for college students.
Sometimes colleges offer reciprocal services to students of
other schools, but the only way to find out is to make a telephone
call to the career center of the school nearest you.
Alumni associations are another good place to start. There is
an Internet site at http://www.careerresource.net/carserv/ that
is an excellent source for hyperlinks to hundreds of college
alumni services. Check these Web sites first to see what type
of support your alma mater provides. Colleges and universities
often offer their alumni the same services as current students,
while others limit free services to a year after graduation.
Again, check your school just to make sure.
The career center may have a home page or a hyperlink from the
university’s main home page where you can find lists of
the career resources available from your particular school.
In addition, most major universities and colleges post their
own job openings on the school’s Web site.
To find your college’s Web site, simply type the name
of the school in a good search engine (see Chapter 12) and link
to the career center.
To locate online information about universities and colleges
in general, including the addresses for their home pages, check
the following resources:
Universities and Community Colleges