Job Searching-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Job Searching-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Job Searching

As you approach graduation, you will undoubtedly begin to wonder what you will do next. Perhaps you have an offer from your summer internship and are deciding whether or not it's the best fit for you. Or maybe you are still unsure of where to begin your job search. Or perhaps you started your job search  and are evaluating a few different options but aren’t sure how to improve your prospects.

Whatever stage of the job search you are in, it's normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure of the future. When these feelings of uncertainty arise, the tendency for most people is to rely on online job search engines, sift through thousands of job postings, and submit hundreds of the same resume to any position that may be of interest. While this may seem like an effective approach, it's actually the surest way to waste your time, energy, and effort. Job searching should be a dynamic process and should involve your netowork. In fact, employment outcome data from last year's CMU-SV graduates showed that more than 90% of students found their job by networking and attending Silicon Valley events, both on and off campus. It is essential to have a plan for your search, start early, and spend your time doing things that will actually yield positive results.

Getting Started

Researching Employers

Finding Opportunities

Landing a Job Offer

Evaluating and Negotiating Offers

Accepting a Job Offer

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