Search Strategies

There are several different ways to search for a job or internship. The most common and effective are outlined below.


60-80% of job seekers obtain their job offer through networking.

You can also use your current contacts to network by:

  • Telling everyone who knows your name that you are looking
  • Keeping in touch with contacts
  • Building on favors and info sharing
  • Letting them know how they can help you

Target List

Identify organizations and employers that interest you. Find these organizations by using directories, Chamber of Commerce information, searching the internet and reviewing trade or industry publications. Make a list of the organizations you would love to work for and regularly check the websites of your targeted list.

Apply to Postings

Here are just a few places to start looking: