Find a Job

Taking the First Steps.

Starting a job search can be overwhelming, right? If you’re having trouble on how to narrow down your search or even just get organized (the possibilities can be endless!), check out this Job Search Strategies Worksheet.

Ways to Start Searching

Come to Our Events

Career fairs, workshops, career treks, and networking nights are all ways you can work on your job hunt. Take a look at a list of our events and attend some that you feel will will be beneficial.

See all events

Drop-in the Office

Every Friday from 3-5pm you can stop by our office to have you questions answered. Office hours take place in the Innovation Station inside our office.

OPCD – 230 Reynolda Hall

Search the Sites

Some job search are better than others. See our top pics where you should be looking for employment.

Job search sites

Helpful Tips

Stay Organized

Find a well-targeted job can be labor intensive, and also hard to keep up with. Use this Networking Tracking Tool to help you keep all of your opportunities and contacts in order.

Prepare and Practice

When it comes to interviews remember to prepare and practicePrepare by researching the company and the position. Practice by scheduling a mock interview with a career counselor or practice on your own time with interview stream.

Using social media for your job search

It may be something you’re on daily, so why not use it for job hunting.

How to use social media for job hunting

Ready to Apply?

Get your resume and cover letter in shape.

Resume & Cover letter help

Ready to Interview?

Practice makes perfect, and we’re here to get you there.

Resume & Cover letter help

 

Your most powerful search tool

Handshake is a powerful job search tool, and so much more! Employers who are looking to hire WFU talent post their opportunities there. As a student you already have an account, and by filling out your Career Preferences, you can get a tailored dashboard and you’ll be communicated with opportunities and events that match what you’re looking for!

More about Handshake

Making the Decision

Before proceeding to the following financial resources, create a free account on CashCourse using your WFU email address.

CashCourse offers resources to compare job offers. Analyze your estimated paycheck to determine your salary after payroll deductions (i.e. take-home pay). You need to compare cost of living for the cities in which you want to live after graduation.

To evaluate the salary you’ve been offered begin by using the NACE salary calculator to determine what a reasonable salary for your position, location and experience would be. Next prepare a budget to determine your financial needs for that upcoming year.