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College to Career: Job Search Planning

Post-Graduation Survival Guide


Often the hardest part of any task is getting started. Creating a strategic plan is something that can help to get you focused, with the right mind-set for managing an efficient and successful job search. If you are too overwhelmed to begin, ask yourself these three questions:

  • What kind of work do I want to do?
  • What kind of organization do I want to work for and where should it be located?
  • How large or small do I want the organization to be?

You'll find some resources on this page that can help answer those questions.

Job Search Tips

Online Job Banks for Recent Graduates

Beginning Your Job Search

Self Assessment

Use the resources below to start assessing your strengths and interests.  For more in-depth resources, see the library guide to Self-Assessment Tools.

Planning and Organizing Your Job Search