Job Search Assistance
IU East's Campus Career Center can help you get started on your job search, whether you're a current student or an alumnus. We'll meet with you one-on-one and assist you as you prepare your resume and get ready for your job interview.
The first thing to do is to make sure you can still access your records in the IU System after you graduate. Go to the following website to make sure you are linked after graduation: https://alumni.indiana.edu/network/
If you are interested in looking for jobs in Indiana, try this website: indianacareerconnect.com.
If you are seeking an hourly job while in school, try this link: SnagAJob.com.
A new website is being created for student use in searching jobs posted through the I.U. East Career Planning & Placement Center. Watch here for more information as it is available!
Resume Guide and Resume Critique
Resumes are a very important tool in the job-search process. A great resume might not get you a job but it will get you an interview. Even if you already have a resume, we can help make sure it's ready to pass the 30-second review most employers will give it when looking for potential job candidates.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our staff and we'll offer advice on how to fine-tune your resume. Bring a draft version so we can offer content and formatting suggestions. While we won't write your resume for you, our personal attention will help you create a resume that works. Start with suggestions available in the Job Search Guide (available near the top of the page to your right). You will need your IU username and passphrase to access it.
- Refer to the various references in our Career Planning and Placement Center including resume samples, formats, styles, and guides.
Interview Preparation and Videotaped Mock Interviews
After your resume helps get you the interview, how do you prepare? Interviewing is among the most important and, for many, most dreaded aspects of the job-search process.
We have several resources to help you prepare for the all-important interview:
- Our Career Resource Library includes numerous books and videotapes about what to expect, what to ask, and how to answer important questions.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our staff or to participate in an interactive mock interview that provides video feedback on your interview skills.
Find a job using LinkedIn, one of the most popular social media platforms for business professionals – to make connections, research career paths and companies, and ultimately find the job of your dreams.
Resources of Interest
Feedback from professionals about the job search process and other important things to consider:
- Miami University Ohio (A)
"CareerChat" - A series of informative podcast interviews with professionals who discuss job-search techniques and various career topics. http://www.units.muohio.edu/careers/podcast
- North Carolina State University (A)
"Career Talk" - A series of podcasts dealing with everything from how employers look for qualified students to personal hygiene and proper attire for interviews. http://www.ncsu.edu/career/
- You might want to check out this Job Search Guide as well: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52339921/The-New-Graduate-Job-Search-Guide
Do your research! Check out companies of specific interest. Check out salaries. Look for interview questions. Try some of the web sites listed below.
- First Gov
- Glassdoor.com forStudents_inpui
- Got a Mentor
- Inside Indiana Business
- Job Accommodation Network
- Job Web for advice
- Web Sites for Career Topics
Job Board Web Sites
- Career Builder
- College Recruiter
- Flip Dog
- Diversity Healthworks
- Help Wanted
- Job Web for Listings
- National Educators Employment Network
- nobleofindiana.org (for those with disabilities)
- Simply Hired
- Government Employment
- Yahoo! Hot Jobs