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Finding a Job

On-Campus Jobs


All available positions with Weber State University are posted on jobs.weber.edu. If you need help putting a resume together or practicing interviewing, please call our office at 801-626-6393.

If you have questions about the application process at Weber State, please contact the Human Resources department.

 

Career & Job Fairs


If you're looking for a job, internship, or career, think about attending one of our Career Events. They're a great way to introduce yourself to recruiters, get information about positions, and become acquainted with the recruitment process.

For more information about any of our fairs, please click the links below or contact our office at 801-626-6393.

 

Event Name Date
Student Job Fair August 28, 2013
Graduate School Fair September 30, 2013
Career Fair January 22, 2014
Summer Job Fair March 19, 2014

 

 

 

Strategies


Know Yourself

The first step in securing employment is identifying your own interests, aptitudes, and vocational goals. Realistically look at where you are now, where you've been, and where you hope to be in the future. Determine what kind of work you'd like to do and where you would like to do it. Honestly evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses as a job candidate and outline your selling points.

Research Potential Employers

Once you have determined what kind of work you would like to do, begin researching potential employers.  You can start by simply creating a list of companies for who you would like to work. Once you have created the list, begin researching these companies in greater detail. The following are resources for helping you locate and research employers:
  • Your career counselor
  • WSU Career Resource Library
  • University and Public Libraries
  • Online Search Engines
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Yellow Pages
  • Friends and Relatives

Build a Network of Resource People

Networking is simply meeting with people and building relationships with them to gain their assistance in your career search. Let people know that you are looking for employment, the type of employment you are seeking, and when you will be available. The following is a list of individuals who are important resources:

  • Professionals in your field of interest
  • Family members
  • Neighbors/friends
  • Campus organizations
  • Career Services staff
  • WSU faculty and staff
  • WSU alumni
  • Members of churches or social groups
  • Community leaders
A great place for networking is LinkedIn. Make sure you are using it to its full potential.

Use a Variety of Methods to Find Employment

One common mistake in searching for employment is limiting yourself to one approach (e.g. just looking in newspaper classifieds). In reality, there are a number of effective methods for finding employment, and research shows that using a combination of methods is more effective than using any single method. The following are some job-hunting methods:

 

  • Calling companies listed in the yellow pages
  • Asking relatives for job leads
  • Asking people in the community
  • School placement offices
  • Internet and newspaper ads
  • Government and private employer agencies

Be Persistent

Research shows that it takes the average person in the US two to four months to find a job, and that one-third of all job hunters give up during that time. Sometimes a successful job hunt may last even longer than this. Perhaps you will need to expand your list of potential employers, update your skills, or even modify your vocational goals. Whatever happens, stick with the process until you find suitable employment.

 

Applying for USA Jobs


Interested in civilian positions for the US government? Check out USAjobs.gov, the US government's official website for job listings!

 

Check out more USAJOBS walkthrough videos on Youtube

 

Resources


Need a job? Check out CareerConnect, a job-posting website just for WSU students and alumni:

 

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