How to Begin your Job Search
A well-prepared job seeker is often more successful than an unprepared job seeker. Before you start looking for internships, full-time or part-time employment, there are a few things you need to know.
What Do I Need?
Of course, all job applications — whether it’s for your first professional job or an internship — start with a resume and cover letter. But if you’ve never job hunted before, you may not be familiar with these materials at all or you may need to brush up on the basics.
An important aspect of this is that once you narrow down a position you’d like to apply for, you’ll need to tailor your cover letter and resume to that specific role. The goal here is to position yourself as the perfect fit for that job description.
Can you help me?
Come to Career Studio — a workspace in which you can begin searching for jobs or internships and where you will have access to Walter Center staff to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. You can drop by weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to get help on specific topics or stay longer to get through your workload. You can also schedule a one-on-one career coaching appointment through Career Link at any time.
Where do I find open positions?
We are constantly in contact with employers who want to hire IU students. These employers’ open positions are shared with you via Career Link, which you can access, if you are a College of Arts + Sciences student, by using your IU credentials to log in. You will have to completely fill out your profile in order to see the job board.
You can also find open positions by attending networking (yes, that’s right — networking!) events and career fairs. This allows you to get one-on-one time with recruiters, which can lead to an interview the next day. You can also browse some jobs here, directly on this website, by looking at Featured Jobs + Internships. Although, you may need to visit Career Link to complete the application.