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​Overview

CU Denver Career Center has resources available for first-year students through alumni that will empower you to take control of your part-time and full-time job search. As a student at the University of Colorado Denver, you have developed strong communication abilities and sophisticated skills for finding information, conducting research, and solving problems. A job hunt is simply applying these skills. Below is an outline of the steps and how the Career Center can support you in your job hunt.

Job Search Outline

Build a Foundation: Start with you (your passions and purpose), what you’re going after, and how you’re going to get it. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your personal brand, find your target, and how to develop a game plan. Click here to find out how we can support you in building your job search foundation.
 
Start Job Searching: The job hunt is essentially connecting to those who have the power to hire you and marketing yourself as the best candidate. Connect with a career counselor to find where the jobs are and how to access them.  Check out the Certificate of Employability, a comprehensive web-based job searching course (open to all CU Denver Students & Alumni). And find jobs on Career Lynx, a job board for CU Denver students and alumni only.
 
Take Action: Put your plan into play and take the next steps to reach your career goals. Schedule coaching from a career professional on using the latest and most effective approaches for researching your industry and position. Have your professional career materials reviewed at the Career Center including: resume, cover letter, CV, references, etc. Remember, always follow up with a phone call and/or letter/email – we can discuss that too!
 

CareerSpots Video:


Starting Job Search.png Starting Job Search

  Getting Started | Who Am I | Career Center Benefits 
  Ask the Experts | Advice from Graduates 
  How Did You Get THAT Job

​Networking

Job searching is like trying to gain entrance into a “gated community.” It is all about connecting with someone that you know who will let you in, aka, networking. Research suggests that the majority of opportunities are found by building professional relationships and networking as the base of your job search.

Social Networking

Find Us On Facebook Find Us On Twitter Find Us On Linkedin Find Us On Google+ instagam.png pinterest.png
 

LinkedIn Tutorials:

 
 

Connecting with Alumni:

Once a Lynx, always a Lynx. Connect with over 45 years of tradition through over 70,000 graduates of CU Denver worldwide.
·         Search Alumni via LinkedIn: CU_Denver_Alumni_Search
·         CU Denver Alumni Link, an online alumni community:
          CU_Denver_Alumni_Link
 
 

Informational Interviews

 
One of the most valuable tools that offers both networking opportunities and occupational information is the informational interview. An informational interview is a meeting with a professional in your field of interest where you can learn more about a company (or industry) while also forming and impressing connections and gathering intelligence to help you get a job.
 

CareerSpots Videos:


 

socialandjob.png Social Media & Job Search 

  Google Yourself | Perils of Social Networking
  Why Be LinkedIn | Twitter: Thought Leader
  Applying on Facebook?

​job Search Sites

 

Career Lynx

Whether you’re looking for full time or part time jobs, start here. On campus, off campus, or work study? We have them all. Utilize CU Denver’s private Job Board, where only current students and alumni have access to hundreds of local and global opportunities.

Click here to get started​

 

Job Search Engines

      •   Indeed.com
      •   juju.com
      •   simplyhired.com
      •   snagajob.com (part time)
      •   groovejob.com (part-time, hourly, seasonal, and student jobs)
      •   Reference USA​
 
 

Career Guide:

General Job Boards

MAJOR VERTICAL JOB SEARCH ENGINES

Indeed.com SimplyHired.com
JuJu.com  

Specialty Job Boards

BIOLOGY

Science Careers  

COMPUTERS, HIGH TECH

 ComputerWork.com

ENTERTAINMENT

ShowBizJobs.com Variety
   

 
 
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