WHAT IS A JOB OR INTERNSHIP SEARCH?

A job or internship search is a circular process that requires continuous engagement in research, networking, and reflection. A search requires a two-part approach. There’s a proactive component which utilizes networking to reveal information related to unposted jobs, and a passive component which utilizes online job search tools and resources.

UNDERSTANDING THE SEARCH PROCESS

The search process requires a lot of patience and perseverance. You may find yourself at different phases of the process in each opportunity you apply for.

Searching: identifying opportunities via network connections, online job boards, professional associations, conferences, university resources, and industry events

Applying: evaluating job postings, customizing application documents, attending career fairs

Interviewing: communicating and assessing your fit for the position and organization – also an opportunity for you to evaluate how the position and organization meets your needs and confirm timelines

Waiting: utilize this time to reflect and recalibrate your search techniques, reconnect with your network and continue to make connections, develop professionally, work on your weaknesses, practice your interviewing techniques, and continue searching