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The Advertised Job Market

  • Waterbury Career Newsletter, a Bi-monthly E-Newsletter sent from the UConn Waterbury Career Development Office.  Local jobs, internships and career-related events are listed.
  • Contact Lorraine.liswell@business.uconn.edu , program manager for the tri-campus School of Business, if you are a UConn School of Business student  to make sure you’re on her Career Newsletter email distribution list.http://waterbury.uconn.edu/search-jobs/
  • HuskyCareerLink is a Web-based recruiting system at Storrs. Students interested in participating in on-campus interviews and/or viewing electronic job postings must register in and use the system to view job openings, apply for positions, and sign up for interview times.
  • Husky Alumni Network SENIORS looking for jobs and internships now have access to the Center for Career Development at Storrs within the Husky Alumni Network.  This is an excellent resource to find a job in any career, as it contains hundreds job listings across multiple industries.  In addition, students also have the ability to post their resume for recruiters throughout the region and across the country to review.  Register for the Husky Alumni Network today to get started!
  • Attend Career Fairs:  Check the Events Calendar for the Waterbury UConn annual Community Organization Fair in October.  To check out upcoming Fairs at the Storrs Campus: See Preparing for the Career Fair for tips on how to navigate the Fair.
  • Look in the UConn Waterbury Internship/Job Binders in the Student Affairs Suite and at the Information Desk.  Peruse the Career Services Bulletin Boards outside of the Suite and in the Main Lobby downstairs.

The Unadvertised Job Market

One mistake students make is to ONLY post resumes on sites such as monster or CareerBuilder.  Their resumes fall into a black hole. But 70-80% find jobs by networking and interviewing people in the field.  While you make connections, use our Informational Inteview Questionnaire.

  • Students should not forget interpersonal connections: parents, their friends, neighbors, a summer employer, customers at a restaurant, community members met while volunteering, etc.!  You should tell everyone who might have a connection you are looking for a job.
  • Social Media: Use Social Media to Network: LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Community Organization Contacts: a comprehensive list of local community non-profit agencies created and maintained by the UConn Waterbury Career Development Office and the Outreach office. The site includes Web addresses, contact names, and the agency’s mission.
  • Review Waterbury Career Newsletter archives for past jobs, volunteer and community service listings, and contact agencies to ask of there are any new postings available.
  • Use Alumni Connections: contact alum in your field for an informational interview.  Use our Informational Inteview Questionnaire.
  • yellowpages.com identify an industry in your area and show up at the door with your resume in hand.  In the current market, career research has reported that it is highly effective way to get a job.
  • Volunteer or Intern to get your foot in the door.
  • Check past job listings from UConn Waterbury Job Binders, located in Student Services Suite and at the Information Desk.
  • Obtain Recent Job Fair booklets of organizations who have participated in the past in UConn Storrs Internship Fairs in the rack outside of the UConn Waterbury Career Development Office, Room 228E.  Students can obtain Web site and contact information and majors the each organization was seeking.  Call the agencies and see if they are still looking for jobs!

Social Media

  • LinkedIn professionally connects you with others whom you know. Unlike other free social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn requires connectors to have a pre-existing relationship. Ways to use for the job search:

    Organization Contacts: One of the best ways to use LinkedIn is if you have a very specific organization you are researching.  You find people within the organization who are connected to other people you know.  You can ask your personal contact to connect you with that person.

    Job Postings:  Employers are allowed to post professional quality jobs.

    Email:  E-mail everyone in your LinkedIn network and ask for job search help or if they know of people they can put you in touch with.

    Blog Link:  Link your blog to your profile. When you blog-post, the current info will appear in your LinkedIn profile. It also includes the updated post in the weekly update emails that go out to your connections.

  • Twitter allows you to connect with people you don’t know. Ways to use for the job search:

    Networking and Job Postings: Connect with people in areas in which you’re interested. “Hi. looking for a job in ____”. Tweet about a job that interests you and see what comes up. Or if someone works in an area you’re interested in, tweet him or her.

    Companies: Use a Tweeter tool called Twellow to search organizations that interest you, and it finds bios of people that work at those organizations.

    Have your Twitter name be your account name and display name.

  • Facebook  can also be an effective networking tool.  Ways to use for the job search:

    Post a Note: and inform your friends as to what type of job you’re looking for and where. A note tends to stay on people’s screens longer than a status update.

    Status Update:  to inform friends you’re continuing to job search, or had an interview recently, etc.

    Tag Your Friends: if you post a blog, inform them you’re job hunting.

Web sites:

Local Part-Time/Summer/Seasonal Jobs
Comprehensive Job Search
Specific Industries
Internships
State of Connecticut/Federal Government/Municipal Jobs: Waterbury
Surrounding Cities/States/Counties
Non-Profit
Diversity
Graduate Schools
General Career Planning

  • Local Part-Time, Summer and Seasonal Jobs:

    rep-am.com/admarket/employment/:  Local jobs from the classified section of the Waterbury Republican-American newspaper

    voicesnews.com/classifieds/employment/ Local jobs from the classified section of “Voices”

  • Comprehensive Job Search:

    Employers by Major and State:  A powerful search engine allowing students to reach thousands of potential employers, searching by major and state.

    careeronestop.com A comprehensive first-class site with all links to employment databases listed by state all over the country–developed by the federal government. Good links to occupational and labor market information, as well as to jobs and employers. Job Search Information is also available.

    stats.bls.gov/Bureau of Labor Statistics: Review info from the principle fact-finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS also contains the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Gather career information such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salary ranges, and employment outlook. Research the Occupational Outlook Quarterly where you can read about country-wide job outlook and employment prospects.

    careerbliss.com “CareerBliss is a career community dedicated to help you find happiness in the workplace and therefore in life.” This site offers jobs, review of employers by employees, salary information for those same employers by those same employees, and the BlissFinder, their survey of your work situation designed to help you find what makes you happy (or unhappy) about your current job. This also generates the career reviews you see. The nice thing is this site does not require you to register to post a review or look at most of the site. You will need to register in order to participate in the Company Q&A, which will also set you up for e-newsletters and job alerts if you wish, but this does not include posting a resume.

    socialmediajobs.com This lists jobs in the social media area by category, location and experience!

    careerbuildercollege.com/: a resource to help students and alumni find part-time jobs, internships, and after graduation careers. It provides access to jobs matching the student’s major, experience level, skills and interests. The site also provides information on local career fairs.

    collegegrad.com An entry level job site for college students and recent grads with direct links to the top 500 entry level employers.

    experience.com The largest job resource specializing in college recruiting. Direct access to pre-screened entry-level jobs and internships.

    aftercollege.com Full-time and part-time jobs for recent college graduates, plus a full selection of internships all over the U.S.

    collegehelpers.com College students only! A national job board that lists part-time and summer jobs.

    campstaff.com Your One-stop Destination for the Best Summer Camp Jobs at North America’s Finest Camps.

    indeed.com One search: all obs by zip code!; I love this site! Considered the most comprehensive job search site on the Internet and named “one of the top 10 web sites” of 2008 by Time magazine. Search for jobs in your field and specify a location.

    neuvoo.com/jobs  A job search site by area and interest

    careeronestop.com A comprehensive first-class site with all links to employment databases listed by state all over the country–developed by the federal government. Good links to occupational and labor market information, as well as to jobs and employers.

    careerbuilder.com A premier national job and internship site. Search by company and job category and more. Plus job comprehensive job search suggestions.

    craigslist.org/about/sites The granddaddy of online classifieds gives those who are focused on searching for jobs within their communities an easy way to look. It might be one of the least-polished entities listed here, but the sheer number of local job listings makes up for it.

    jobfox.com Purports to be the fastest growing job site on the Internet.

    jamminjobs.com A national job board that lists thousands upon thousands of open positions both locally and nationwide.

    flipdog.com Job listings from employers’ sites nationwide.

    monster.com Search for full and part-time jobs and internships. Career-related resources available: resume, networking guides.

    careertv.com A variety of online career and employer videos, as well as the ability to post your own online video resume. View employer profiles to determine where you might like to work or complete an internship, and the site also offers several video “tips”.

  • Specific Industries:

    studentaffairs.com Offers one of the Web’s premier resources for posting and finding a job for student affairs professionals.

    ctreap.net The Connecticut Regional Applicant and Placement Program is an online application program for teachers and administrators seeking positions in the State of Connecticut.

    schoolspring.com a national employment source for educators.

    artspresenters.org With over forty years as an active arts service organization, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field.

    jobbank.artsusa.org/ Americans for the Arts Job Bank is a premier electronic recruitment resource for the arts industry.

    ifsjobs.com IFSJobs.Com is a premier listing service for professional positions in Financial Services and Insurance.

    prjobforce.com Public Relations jobs

    sciencejobs.com An excellent and comprehensive resource to find jobs in the scientific community.

    mpiweb.org Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the global resource for the meeting industry for those interested in seeking to obtain employment in event, conference, or facility planning.

  • Internships:

    internships.uconn.edu For UConn students only! Hundreds of local and National internships. Search by major/category and state.

    internqueen.com Lauren Berger’s is the Intern Queen. Her site is one of the most popular sites on the Web.

    internhere.com Employers in Connecticut and Massachusetts post internship opportunities for college students. Students may register to receive new listings by email that match their interests.

  • State of Connecticut/Federal Government/Municipal Jobs: Waterbury

    das.state.ct.us The past governor was behind the launch of an automatic E-alert of all State of CT jobs! To set up a personal account, visit the site and click on the “exams and Jobs” button at the bottom of the page. Follow instructions. You will get job openings automatically sent to you.

    ct.gov The official State of CT Web site

    ssa.gov/careers Careers with Social Security

    usajobs.gov USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It’s your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

    jobbankinfo.org The one of the best federal job search sites available, linking the job banks of all states, plus various U.S. territories.

    ctreap.net The Connecticut Regional Applicant and Placement Program is an online application program for teachers and administrators seeking positions in the State of Connecticut.

    waterburyct.org Municipal jobs in Waterbury

  • Surrounding Cities/States/Counties:

    allcountyjobs.com Search for job listings by counties in CT, Western MA, and southern NY.

    newyorkjobs.com All sorts of things to be found in the Big Apple!

    bostonjobs.com Your local source for local jobs in the greater Boston area

    newjerseyjobs.com Search New Jersey Jobs. Jobs added daily!

    beyond.com claims to be the “largest of niche career communities” on the Net. It essentially hooks together different organizations like www.PRJobForce.com and www.PhillyJobs.com all in one place, which makes it easy to find leads in your community.

  • Non-Profit:

    idealist.org One of the best sources of non-profit career opportunities and internships available.

    ctnonprofits.org Search CAN’s employment database for non-profit job openings.

  • Diversity:

    gettinghired.com Careers and community for talented people with disabilities. Register and get connected with thousands of jobs.

    diversityjobs.com Find diversity-friendly companies near you.

    careerwomen.com/ Helping women achieve success in their careers and lives.

    jobsover50.com/ Over 50? Go to this source for baby boomers & retirees.

  • Graduate Schools:

    petersons.com/common/article.asp?id=3749&sponsor=1&path=gr.gs.advice Reasons to attend or not attend grad school and financing information.

    gradschool.about.com/cs/overviewtimetable/a/timetable.htm Timeline for seniors!

    Graduate Guide On-Line serves as a comprehensive resource of colleges and schools. Publications include the Graduate School Guide, available for free at Waterbury UConn Career Services office.

    Gradschools.com A comprehensive guide to graduate schools.

    Peterson’s Education Center It’s never too early in your college career to start planning for graduate school. Some of the best tools for finding the right graduate program, contacting admissions officials, excelling on tests, and then financing your education are just a click away.

    General Testing:

    ets.org: Educational Testing Service: Online practice questions/information for the GRE, PRAXIS, and other standardized tests.

    gre.org Graduate Record Examinations: Online practice for GRE’s.

    Law Schools, Medical Schools Testing:

    Practice for LSAT’s

    lsac.org Law School Admission Council. Essential to look at if you’re considering law.

    aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/about/ MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Practice

    Fee-based Preparation:

    kaplan.com and princetonreview.com/ Standardized test preparation courses, offered for a fee.

    Financial Aid:

    finaid.org Comprehensive info about financial aid

    fastweb.com Free scholarship search service

    Council of Grad Schools fellowships/financial aid

  • General Career Planning

    stats.bls.gov/ Bureau of Labor Statistics: Review info from the principle fact-finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS also contains the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Gather career information such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salary ranges, and employment outlook. Research the Occupational Outlook Quarterly where you can read about country-wide job outlook and employment prospects.

    careeronestop.com A comprehensive first-class site with all links to employment databases listed by state all over the country–developed by the federal government. Good links to occupational and labor market information, as well as to jobs and employers.