General Job Search
This is the second post in our two-part series on enhancing the U.S. job search for international students. This week, we cover 5 more important tips, including interviewing, negotiating, and strategizing.
As an international student, you have a lot to offer. I can’t guarantee success, but if you consider and take action on the following 5 elements, your chances to succeed will be greatly enhanced.
Even during a pandemic, there are actions you can take to find and secure a worthwhile employment opportunity.
We tend to focus on the positive things you should do in the job search, but actually, avoiding mistakes is also an important pathway to success. Don’t underestimate the importance of what not to do in certain situations.
To make the most of a career fair, you should have a clear plan as to how you’ll speak with potential employers. This means knowing what kinds of questions to ask, as well as how to market yourself so that the representative has a clear sense of your value.
In this post, I will talk about some of the basics of email etiquette and how making the best use of emails can greatly contribute to a successful job search. I will identify different types of job search email and suggest some wording for these messages.
It has been estimated by many studies—and confirmed by my own experience—that about 80% of job-seekers gain employment through some form of networking, referrals, and recommendations. This is a huge problem for introverts because networking is daunting, intimidating, and scary.
Conducting a great job search relates strongly to having a successful career because career advancement uses job-search skills. To make this connection clear, let's talk about the elements of a successful career.
Career fairs are networking events, and the connections you make can continue to pay off well into the future. In order to make the most out of your career fair experience, there are several steps you can take before, during, and even after the event.
Even if you’re not (yet) looking for a job, not (yet) interested in pursuing jobs outside academia, or not (yet) sure about how your studies and interests intersect with those of attending employers, there are tangible benefits to be gained from attending a career fair.
In this final design thinking post, you’ll learn about how to implement your idea in a structured, intentional way to gauge its impact and potential success in the market.
There can be many reasons for an employer’s lack of response, even when you are the perfect match for the job. Can’t this employer see that you are an exact fit for the position? If it is so clear to you, what is wrong with them?
Sometimes, job scams are easy to spot. There are a few common warning signs to look for in any job ad. But job scams are now getting more sophisticated, and they're on the rise.
There are plenty of good job opportunities to be found through job search engines. Unfortunately, job seekers do need to keep their guard up when looking online for jobs. Fake or fraudulent job posts are impossible to avoid, and they're sometimes subtle enough to fool even the typically savvy applicant.
In this blog, you will find multiple resources for job opportunities in and outside CUNY. They are mostly advertised within the CUNY system, and therefore are good for international students as well.
Whether you feel prepared or not, it's never too soon to begin the job search process. Here are few tips to keep in mind as you jump into your job search.
These job search engines are very useful resources for job seekers—particularly those who are interested in nonacademic positions. If this sounds like you, be sure to take a look.