Job Search

Job Search Advice 

  • Make an appointment with a Career Advisor. The counselor will likely ask about personal and career-related goals. You will also discuss your educational background, interests, coursework, and related aspects that effect the career decision making process.
  • Define your transferable skills. Employers value transferrable skills. After thinking about your experiences within and beyond the classroom, highlight your abilities that would positively contribute to your desired career interests.
  • Research the organization. Use online resources, informational interviewing, and your family and friends to learn about the company or organization that you would like to pursue.
  • Use discretion. If a job posting or employer seems suspicious, use your best judgment before giving them any of your personal information. Do more research on the organization and talk to a mentor about the posting. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, chances are it is.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter. Sending out the same generic documents to every employer is not a good strategy. Tailor your document to fit the employer’s needs. Research the position and make the case for why you are the best candidate for the specific job.
  • Cast a wide net. Just like when you apply for college or graduate school, searching and applying for jobs can be a lengthy activity. Try not to get discouraged! Talk to your career advisor, friends, family, and classmates about what you're looking for--you never know where a job lead could come from.
  • Create a LinkedIn account to connect with alumni within your desired career field. More than 80% of new hires are identified through professional networks.  Joining LinkedIn and connecting with industry-related groups and the Wright State University Alumni Association is a great place to start strengthening your network.

 

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The posting of any job opening on this website does not constitute endorsement by CLASS Workforce Development or Wright State University. It is up to you to exercise caution and common sense in your job search.

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First Year Students & Second Year Students Career Advisor

Alex Taylor, M.A.

Department:
College of Liberal Arts Admin
Title:
Assistant Director, Workforce Development
Address:
Millett Hall 138, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2261

Third Year Students, Fourth Year Students, and Alumni Career Advisor 

Wayne Stark, M.A.

Department:
College of Liberal Arts Admin
Title:
Director of Workforce Development
Address:
Millett Hall 139, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-4268