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The Job Search Process

Photo of student networking with an employer at a professional networking eventYes, you read that correctly. Experts estimate that 80-85% of jobs are never advertised to the public. Instead, they are filled via word of mouth and referrals. That means you can’t just go online and see what jobs are available. You’ll have to know what you’re looking for (see the career decision making section of the Virtual Career Center if you need help with this), and strategically network with professionals in your field in order to find out about and get referred for available positions.

What would you like to do?

This virtual workshop, The Job Search Process, will walk you through the 7 steps of the job search process and get you started on your own job search plan. It will take you about 25-30 minutes to complete. (Click here to see all available virtual workshops.)

Don’t have 25 minutes right now? To understand how to look for a job, you need to understand how employers hire, so experience “The Plight of the Hiring Manager” in only 3 minutes.

Prefer reading? Take a look at our Job Search Process handout to learn about networking, informational interviewing, your personal brand and online presence, and the steps in the job search process.

Handshake is the Career Center’s online job posting system. Search for both local and national post-graduation job opportunities. You can also use BroncoJobs to get information about upcoming networking events and register for workshops.

Want to work abroad? GoinGlobal is a massive research tool containing more than 10,000 resources for finding employment abroad, including country/area guides, visa information, an employer directory, and global job/internship postings.

Still have job search questions or need assistance? Send your questions to a Career Success Advisor.