While networking is one of the most productive ways to make connections and uncover opportunities, using online job databases, called aggregators, should be another key piece in your job or internship search. Here are some of the major sites you should be checking.
Your one-stop shop for jobs and internships. Employers who post on Navigator are specifically looking for SHU students from all majors and levels of education. Many of them are SHU alums who want to provide opportunities to current students. If you are reading this, you have a Navigator account. Log on today to look at postings, find out about upcoming events and gain access to valuable information about interviewing and networking.
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Did you know LinkedIn has a Jobs section? Click on the Jobs tab to start your search. You’ll not only get a list of jobs that match your profile and experience, you’ll also get information on how you stack up against other candidates. Be sure to keep your profile fresh by adding new information on a regular basis. While most believe that the core purpose of LinkedIn is to connect with professionals in your field, the true purpose is to be found.
A true aggregator, indeed pulls jobs and internships from hundreds of sources and put them all at your fingertips. Search by title and location. As with any search engine, vary your terms, titles, etc. to get the most out of this amazing site. Sign up for daily alerts of new job postings tailored specifically to your interests. Post your resume for recruiters to find.
Similar to Indeed, idealist.com is an aggregator for jobs and internships in the non-profit sector.
5. To get a larger list of job search web sites and aggregators, go to the Career Center page in Pirate Net and click on External Career and Job Search Websites to find industry-specific aggregators such as
• FindSpark.com – positions in creative fields such as marketing, advertising, PR, and publishing. Sign up for a free account and get weekly blasts highlighting 5 interns and 5 entry level jobs in NYC
• Teamworkonline.com – jobs and internships in sports
• eFinancialCareers.com – browse finance jobs and explore accounting career opportunities
• SelectLeaders.com – jobs in the real estate industry
• Onewire.com – great site for jobs in finance
Want to find out about how to use aggregators to heat up your job or internships search? Call the Career Center at 973-761-9355 to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, January 24th print edition.