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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. 

Review our Senior Status Sheet to provide you practical steps at this point in your career development.

CSO's Recommended Job Search Steps:
  1. 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).

  2. Register on JobGrove to view job postings, participate in On-Campus Recruiting (interviews) and to find career-related events promoted by the CSO.

  3. 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 going to Peterson's or Find out about GRE information by going to the GRE website.

  4. Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by a Career Services Staff Member. Call us at x3371 or email us at for a resume consultation appointment. Haven't started your resume? Review our Resume Writing Guide.

  5. Network with family, friends, professionals, and alumni.

  6. Participate in the annual Grove City College Career Fair in October and the two WestPACS Career Fairs in the fall and spring.

  7. 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 Interviewing Guide.

  8. Research organizations or graduate schools of interest.

  9. Meet required deadlines for the job search or graduate school application processes.

  10. 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 effective job search.

  11. Make sure to follow-up with the organization after submitting your resume.

  12. When considering multiple job offers, make sure to utilize the Career Services Evaluating Job Offers Guide.

  13. 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. is a good source for identifying average salary information. Also, be sure to take into consideration cost-of-living information.

Career Services Office
Grove City College | 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA, 16127
PH: (724) 458-3371 |
2009-12 Career Services
Maintained By: Mandy Sposato | Last Updated: June 2012