Most jobs are never posted, and most people get a job through a personal connection. What does this say about the job search? Spend more time talking to people about jobs and less time searching online!
Effective Search Strategies
To find a job, you've got to think like an employer. Employers want to hire someone that they trust, so they either hire from within or ask their colleagues for recommendations.
That means you need to either work your way up in a company or get recommended. To work your way up, get inside a company however possible, including internships and entry-level positions. To get recommended, tell your network that you're looking for new opportunities, and build new professional relationships through informational interviews and industry associations.
The most effective job search methods are:
- Asking for leads
- Contacting employers directly
- Meeting with career counselors and recruiters
- Job search groups
Simply looking for postings and applying online is the least effective method.
Bethel University Online Career Center
Check out the latest job and internship listings.
The Bethel University Online Career Center is Bethel's primary job search website. If an employer calls Bethel to post a job, it is listed on this site. The Online Career Center includes two job search tools, one for jobs and internships posted for Bethel students and alumni, and NACElink Extended Job Search for local to international opportunities.
Additional Job Search Sites
In addition to the Bethel University Online Career Center, we recommend the following websites. But remember, if you can find a posting online, anyone with internet access can apply for that job too. Use informational interviewing and the other strategies listed above to land an interview out of hundreds of applicants.