Job Search

All the information you need to land your next job.

Preparation and Methods

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

To begin, make sure you are prepared with all the relevant job search tools. The following is a list of items you may need:

□    A professional resume, reviewed by Career & Life Planning. Learn more about resumes.
□    Well-written, specific cover letters targeted to your intended career field. Learn more about cover letters.
□    A list of references (3-5 is typical). Sample reference list.
□    Resume-quality paper for in-person interviews, job fairs, thank you letters and mail-in applications.
□    A date book or online calendar to keep track of deadlines, job fairs and interview dates.
□    A professional portfolio to hold application documents, interview notes and company handouts. Get yours free from Career & Life Planning!
□    Lists of companies and positions which you have researched and submitted applications.
□    Download the job search tracking sheet.
□    An appropriate e-mail address and professional-sounding voicemail message.
□    A well-tailored suit, good shoes and other professional interview attire.

JOB SEARCH METHODS

1) Networking

80% of jobs are filled through networking. Tap into your circle of friends, family, professors, previous employers, and Rollins alumni. Make them aware of your goals and give them an opportunity to provide their assistance - whether it is in the form of advice, connecting you to their network, or an actual opportunity. Internships, externships, or informational interviews are excellent ways to begin the networking process. Read more about Networking

Network at Career Expo and Local Job Fairs - Job fairs are a great way to efficiently and quickly talking with many employers all under one roof. When preparing for a job fair, it is helpful to have a list of employers registered for the event. Prepare and research registered employers for Rollins Career Expo on March 26, 2015.

  • Review the list and identify 5-10 employers that you would like to meet.
  • On the day of the event, dress professionally and be prepared to distribute your resume. Have a list of questions to ask the employers.
  • When greeting the employer, smile, extend your hand and state your name clearly.
  • At the end of your conversation, ask the employer for a business card and leave a copy of your resume.
  • After talking with all of your targeted employers, spend some time meeting other employers.
  • Follow up on all job fair leads within a week; e-mail the employer another copy of your resume in case it was misplaced.

Local and regional job fairs are listed in the Career Quest e-newsletter and on the Career Calendar as they become known to Career & Life Planning.

2) Databases

Jobs for Tars: R-CareerLink houses a number of different job boards for Rollins students and alumni, including "Jobs for Tars" - Rollins' own job (and internship) posting site. All local, national and international job/internship opportunities received by the Career & Life Planning staff are posted in this system. Here, you can find listings for part-time and full-time employment.

Employment Bulletin Subscriptions: Career & Life Planning subscribes to several fee-based employment bulletins and makes these materials available through your R-CareerLink account under "Jobs and Internships" including:

  • Current Jobs in Management & Business
  • Current Jobs International: Foreign Language and International Affairs Positions
  • Current Jobs in Writing, Editing & Communications
  • Current Jobs in Liberal Arts
  • Current Jobs in Performing Arts
  • Current Jobs in the Visual Arts
  • The Job Seeker - Environmental Professions including Biology, Forestry, Conservation, Action/Policy, Administration, Education and Parks/Outdoor Recreation

InternMatchYou can browse paid internships, as well as entry-level jobs, by company, category, or city through a free account on InternMatch.com.

For additional databases, view Career-Specific Sites & Job Search Sites.

3) Targeted Job Search

  • Send a targeted cover letter and resume based on your research of the company, industry and job description. Do not try to shortcut the system by sending generic cover letters.
  • Check the company's corporate website for job postings that may not be on public databases.
  • Try to identify an internal contact with whom you can conduct an informal informational interview. On LinkedIn, you have access to over 20,000 Rollins students and alumni to ask.
  • Be sure to follow up on all letters.

Looking long-distance? Try to identify an internal contact or plan a time that you can visit the area and inform the employer of your plans to visit and your availability.
Do not be surprised if you do not hear back from employers; many do not send responses unless they have an opening and feel that you are qualified.

4) Third Party Agencies

Employment agencies may be contacted by various businesses to find part-time and full-time candidates for their vacant positions. If you decide to work with an employment agency...

  • Check with the Better Business Bureau regarding the agency's reputation.
  • Reputable employment agencies charge all related fees to the employers; therefore you, the job seeker, should not be charged a fee for service.
  • Have a clear career goal so you will not be persuaded to take a position in which they had no real interest.
  • Keep your mind open to considering various positions, as temporary or entry-level employment can be an excellent way to "get your foot in the door."
  • Always be sure to read all contracts carefully before signing.

Career Specific Sites

Below are a few Web sites of interest to those seeking jobs, internships or doing career research in specific industries or career fields.

Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management

Archaeological Institute of America
ArchaeologyFieldwork.com
Shovelbums: Archaeological Jobs and Field Schools
Society of American Archaeologists

Arts

American Institute of Graphic Artists--Orlando Chapter 
ArtsEdge
ArtStaffing 
Museum Careers 
New York Foundation for the Arts
World Wide Arts Resources

Athletics

HigherEdJobs Athletics/Coaching 
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Job Center
National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association
IMG Sports Careers
Sports Management - Careers & Advanced Degree Information

Business

Advancing Women 
Bridging the Gap
Broker Hunter
Financial Jobs
Human Resources Jobs
Marketing Jobs
Project Management Central Florida Chapter
SHRM's HR Jobs

Communications and Public Relations

American Advertising Federation
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Institute of Graphic Artists--Orlando Chapter
AT&T Careers
Broadcast Employment Services
Council of Public Relations Firms 
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
Editor and Publisher Jobs
Magazine Careers
Public Relations Society of America
The Write Job

Education

Academic Employment Network
American Association for Employment in Education
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs
Ed Week
Education Jobs Page
English First
Higher Ed Jobs
Master's Degree in Education
Mission:Teach
National Association of Independent Schools 
Orange County Public Schools 
Seminole County Public Schools
Southern Teachers Agency
Teach for America
Teachers-Teachers.com
Teaching-Certification.com
Teaching Jobs Overseas
Top School Jobs
U.S. Department of Education 
Wall Street English Careers
 

Entertainment, Theater and Performing Arts

American Film Institute
Artist Resources
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Disney Careers
Entertainment Careers
Fox Entertainment Group
Get That Gig
LucasFilm LTD
National Association of Broadcasters Center
National Public Radio Jobs
NBC Universal Careers
Off Stage Jobs
Pixar Careers
Rising Star Internships
Show Biz Jobs
TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment
Viacom International, Inc
Warner Brothers Careers

Environmental

American Planning Association
Cyber-Sierra's Natural Resources Job Search
Devex      (International development and humanitarian relief jobs)
EcoBusinessesLinks
Environmental Career Opportunities
Eco.org
Preserve Net
Environmental Listing On-line
Grassroots Jobsource (Orion Magazine)
Greenbiz.com
Greenjobs.com
Greenpeace
National Wildlife Federation
Outward Bound
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Government

CIA
Federal Jobs Digest
Foreign Policy Association
Go Government
GOP 
Military Guide
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of State
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Justice Department
U.S. Senate
U.S. Treasury Department
USA Jobs

Healthcare

All Nursing Schools 
Biomedical Informatics Jobs
Health Care Job Store
Health Career Web
Hospital.com
How to Become A Physical Therapist
Human Services Career Network
Jobs at Orlando Health
Medzilla 
National Medical Jobs
NurseCareerTips 
Nurse Groups
NursingSchoolsPath
Online Hospital Administration Degree Guide

Hospitality & Tourism

Carnival Cruise Careers 
Disney Careers 
IHG Careers 
Marriott Careers 
Norwegian Cruise Line Careers
Royal Caribbean Career Opportunities
ShiftGig 
Starwood Careers
Universal Careers 
Wyndham Worldwide Careers

International

International Careers and Jobs
Bilingual Jobs
Careerjet UK
Devex      (International development and humanitarian relief jobs)
Global Careers
Global Impact
Indeed Australia
Indeed Austria
Indeed Belgium
Indeed Brazil
Indeed Canada
Indeed China
Indeed France
Indeed Germany
Indeed India
Indeed Ireland
Indeed Italy
Indeed Japan
Indeed Korea
Indeed Mexico
Indeed Netherlands
Indeed Spain
Indeed Switzerland
Indeed United Kingdom
International Careers Consortium
Job Site UK
Jobijoba     (Jobs in France)
Jobijoba     (Jobs in Spain)
JobSearcher     (Jobs in Australia)
Jobserve Network
Jobstralia       (Jobs in Australia)
Just Landed
Overseas Jobs
Public Sector Careers
Uniworld
Work Gateways

Law

American Bar Association
AttorneyJobsHelp.com
Law Jobs
Law Career Specialties
LSAC:  Fields of Law


Law Enforcement

Paralegal/Law Enforcement
911 Hot jobs


Mathematics

MMA Mathematics Classifieds 

Non Profit and Social Work

Charity Channel
Chronicle of Philanthropy Jobs
Devex     (International development and humanitarian relief jobs)
Human Services Career Network
Idealest
The New Social Worker
Nonprofit Career Network 
Nonprofit Jobs 
The NonProfit Times
Opportunity Knocks
Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center       (Includes Central Florida Job Postings)

Pharmaceuticals

Medzilla.com
PharmiWeb
RX Career Fair

Psychology

American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
Careers in Psychology
Counselor Lisence
Human Services Career Network
Psych Infomation Online

Real-Estate

IREM - Institute of Real Estate Management

Sciences

BiologyJobs.com
Career Planning: Learn Science at Scitable
Find How Science Careers
Florida Biotech Training 
New Scientist Jobs
The National Academies 
Ultimate Biology Career Guide

Teaching Abroad Opportunities

Ameson Year in China
Beijing Teach
Chinese Community Network
ESL 101
Graduates 2 China
InterKrest
International Exchange of North America
International Teaching Advantage
The International Schools of Choueifat
People Recruit
Solon ESL Networks
Teach for China
Teaching Jobs Overseas 
Wall Street English Careers

Technology and Computer Science

Apple Jobs
Computer Jobs
Dice
Engineering Jobs
Intel
International Computer Professional Associates 
Jobs at IBM 
Microsoft
Sociable Blog     (Top 15 IT and Tech Job Boards/Search Engines) 
Space Careers 

Job Search Sites

Aftercollege.com 

Bookjobs     (Entry level job and internship offerings from over 35 publishers) 

Campstaff.com 

CampusCareerCenter.com 

CareerBuilder 

CareerJet 

Wall Street Journal Career Site

Career Magazine

CareerOneStop.org       (A U.S. government-sponsored employment resource)

CollegeGrad.com      (Entry Level Jobs Site)

collegerecruiter.com

Creative Hotlist     (Jobs in Creative Fields)

Dice.com     (Leading career site for technology and engineering professionals)

Employ Florida Marketplace

Environmental Careers Organization

GettingHired.com     (National employment portal for job seekers with disabilities)

Hound.com

Idealist.org     (job fairs, internships, volunteers opportunities and full-time job listings for non-profit and community service agencies)

Indeed

Jobing.com

JobTarget.com

Juju.com

JustJobs

Monster.com

My Summers     (National listing of camp counseling positions)

New York Foundation for the Arts     (Information and Jobs in and about the arts.)

NewYorkJobs.com     (Connecting job seekers with employers in New York, New England and the Tri-State area.)

Opportunity Knocks      (Job site for individuals interested in employment in the nonprofit sector)

ScienceJobs.com

snagajob.com

tefl.com      (ESL/EFL job list of abroad positions teaching English)

Thingamajob.com      (Free resource owned and operated by Allegis Group, the world's largest staffing firm)

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