The moment has arrived. You’re ready to begin the
strategic job search or graduate school search process. We
recommend that you review your resume with a CSO staff member in the fall prior to
beginning the search. Remember, only about 20% of available positions
are advertised; 80% are in the “hidden” job market. So,
how do you find
these jobs? Meet with a counselor to being strategizing your
approach using such methods as networking, On-Campus Recruiting, job
fairs, online job boards, researching organizations and sending them
your professional documents, etc. We look forward to working with
you on putting together an individualized strategy for you based upon
your skills, interests, and geographic preferences.
Senior Status Sheet to provide you practical steps at
this point in your career development.
CSO's Recommended Job Search Steps:
- Pick up your Senior Packet and register with the
Career Services Office. Complete the
Career Services Registration Form and return it to
the Office located in Alumni Hall/PLC (Box 3141).
- Register on
JobGrove to view job postings, participate in
On-Campus Recruiting (interviews) and to find
career-related events promoted by the CSO.
- Interested in attending
Graduate School? Make sure to see your Academic
Advisor. The CSO Library has some general materials on
graduate schools and the graduate school application
process. Also, for further information, we recommend
GradSchools.com. Find out about GRE information by
going to the
- Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by a
Career Services Staff Member. Call us at x3371 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for a resume consultation
appointment. Haven't started your resume? Review our
Resume Writing Guide.
Network with family, friends, professionals, and
- Participate in the annual Grove City College
Career Fair in October and the two WestPACS Career
Fairs in the fall and spring.
- Attend Career Services career-related workshops,
including ones on interviewing. Conduct a videotaped
mock interview. To review what you can expect in an
interview, review the CSO
- Research organizations or graduate schools of
- Meet required deadlines for the job search or
graduate school application processes.
- Conduct a thorough job search plan in addition to
on-campus interviews. Be sure to search the advertised
and hidden job market, and learn how to go about an
- Make sure to
with the organization after submitting your resume.
- When considering multiple job offers, make sure to
utilize the Career Services
Evaluating Job Offers Guide.
- Learn about the national salary statistics for your
discipline. These statistics are provided by
NACE, the National Association of Colleges and
Employers. Salary Survey (see chart below) compiles data
from career planning and placement offices of colleges
and universities across the United States. NACE
offers job seekers a
Salary Calculator to provide you data to assist you
with your salary search and career planning.
Salary.com is a good source for identifying average
salary information. Also, be sure to take into