Finding a job, fellowship, or internship takes hard work, persistence, knowledge of the marketplace and networking. To prepare for a job or internship search, you need to have a few tools.
First, know your marketplace. Do some online research to find sectors or organizations where you might like to work. Then, prepare a sound resume that effectively and attractively highlights your skills and experiences along with any results you may have achieved. You will need to prepare a “pitch” to quickly express your background and interests to someone who could possibly hire you. You should have business cards to hand to a network contact. And you should network, network, network!
To help you with your search, the GCC maintains a password-protected database of current jobs and internships— WalshWorks—with hundreds of posted positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. New opportunities are added daily, so check back regularly. The GCC’s resume and cover letter guides, along with other job search handouts, are loaded on WalshWorks in the Document Library. Our biweekly Career Bulletin is also available in this Library in case you miss the emailed version.
In addition to WalshWorks, check out the external resources in this section to enhance your proactive job search strategy!