Use our Career Readiness Checklist to get prepared and stay on track.  Adopt a positive attitude and seek help from a career expert to stay motivated.

Check out our Experience Job & Internship Board and Ohio's


Steps in a Successful Job Search

 

1. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

2. POLISH TOOLS & SKILLS

3. PLAN OUT YOUR SEARCH

  • To stay organized and on task, establish a timeline and system to keep track of your activities.

4. LOCATE POSITION OPENINGS

  • Experience Job & Internship Board:  Apply to positions posted year round by employers targeting the KSU student/alumni talent pool, recruiting on campus and interviewing in our office. On-campus student jobs and graduate assistantships are also posted by departments across all eight campuses.  Take five minutes NOW to register and upload your resume!  See the Student/Alumni Agreement & Guide for tips.
  • Going Global: Find H1B employers, work  permit/visa regulations, and cultural advice for working around the globe.

5. CHECK APPLICATION STATUS

  • Follow up in a couple weeks to ask:

    » What is the status of my application?
    » What is your timeline for filling the position?
    » Can I provide any additional information?

6. STAY PRODUCTIVE

  • Volunteer to gain networking contacts and career-related experience.
  • Join networking organizations and connect with KSU Alumni.
  • Consider continuing your education or obtaining specialized training.
  • Take a related job, even if at a lower level, which may lead to your end goal.
  • Utilize temp agencies to get your foot in the door for long-term opportunities.