Finding a Job
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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 University, 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 on the Events tab at the top right of the page or contact our office at 801-626-6393.
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 EmployersOnce 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 where 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:
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:
A great place for networking is LinkedIn. Make sure you are using it to its full potential.
Our LinkedIn Guide can help you get started.
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. Research shows that using a combination of methods is more effective than using any single method. The following are some job-hunting methods:
Research shows that it takes the average person in the United States 2-4 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!
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