Job Search Strategies
There are many ways to look for a job, some are better than others. We can meet with you one on one to determine which job search strategy will be best for you.
Internet Job Search
Search online job banks and company web sites. Submit resumes online or post on specific job boards.
Pros: Many employers use job boards to quickly post open positions
Cons: Competition grows as most job seekers now have access to the web
Talk to everyone you know to develop a list of possible contacts; ask for information on job/companies and to circulate your resume.
Pros: may learn of unadvertised opening and have someone “inside” working to get you a job
Cons: can be time consuming and may not lead to one job opening
Take advantage of the on-campus recruiting program by applying for positions through JasonQuest of companies coming to UWF to interview students.
Pros: easy and convenient for interviewing
Cons: employers representing your major may choose not to participate in the on-campus interviewing program
Finding a Federal Job
Why go federal?*
- Job security and career stability
- Competitive pay
- Public service / mission-oriented
- Opportunities for advancement, transfers, training
- Great benefits
- Health, life, and long-term disability insurance
- Family and medical leave
- 401(k)-type match program
- Flexible work schedules and telecommuting
- Transit subsidy (in the Washington, DC metro area)
- 10 federal holidays plus 13-26 days of leave per year
*From Kathryn Troutman's "Ten Steps to a Federal Job"