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JobLink (the CCPD's online recruiting and job posting system)
All students have a JobLink account with some pre-populated information from the Registrar's Office. To activate your JobLink account and participate in On-Campus Recruiting, please log into JobLink and update your online profile at the beginning of each fall semester.

Research
Look up companies in areas interested in and research. List these companies and check out their Web sites, job openings, etc. Look at “Researching Employers” for tips and techniques. Also utilize the library search resource databases to find out more information on companies — look under business management section.

Local Resources
Check out local newspapers, Chamber of Commerce, and local professional associations. Look at colleges in the area for job postings, public career fairs and activities open to all. You can also look for staffing agencies or headhunters in your location of interest to see if you can find someone to help place you in your field of interest.

Alumni
Go to alumni events and contact the Alumni area President to help you find local contacts. Use the Alumni Web site to see local events and contacts for networking — look under chapters and groups to locate a contact for your area of interest.

Faculty Connections
Talk with professors who are working in areas that interest you & look at department website for events, activities and job activities.

Network
Set up informational interviews with professionals in your field. Write down a list of all people you know (family, friends, neighbors, etc.) to see who is in your network and could help you out. Get them a copy of your resume and let them know what you are looking for and ask them to pass your resume on to anyone they think could help you.

Stay Organized
Keep notes and files on all companies interested in or contacts you have met through networking. Always get business cards so you can follow up. Keep notes on all informational interviews and key people. These will be good contacts for future opportunities.

Follow Up
After all your hard work, make sure to follow up with companies and key contacts you make. Always send a thank you letter to anyone who gives you their time immediately. Follow up calls are a good way to check back if needed and stay on people’s radar.

Center for Career and Professional Development
Use this Web site for tips on job hunting and sites to use. Keep in touch on how things are going and we can continue to make suggestions.

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CCPD Joblink
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JobLink is the CCPD’s online recruiting & job posting system.
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For CCPD Workshops and Events, SCE and the CCPD Spring Career Fair
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