Job Search Strategies

Finding your next opportunity can be challenging. Planning your career and developing your plan will be key to your success.  Here are a few job search resources/methods to consider as you get started: 

  • Newspapers (Want ads)
  • Professional Associations, Journals, Websites, Newsletters, and your Alumni Association
  • Search and research on the World Wide Web (targeted mailings, cold-calls)
  • Career Fairs, Virtual Fairs, Recruiting Events (on and off campus) and other Networking Events
  • Campus Job Boards (CareerTrax and CCO) Contact Career Services for your login information
  • Family, Friends, Past Co-Workers, etc. (Word of Mouth)
  • Post your resume in Resume Books, Resume Blasts, and Job Boards (These efforts allow employers to reach out through resume searches and referrals)
  • Head Hunters, Third Party Recruiters, Employment Placement Agencies, etc.
  • In-Person Visits
  • Online Resource Tips

    The Wall Street Journal has a Careers pagededicated to ExecutiveMBA career issues.  And BusinessWeek‘s Managing Your Career page can provide useful business school grad information.

    Looking to work with an Executive Recruiter? 

  • The Directory of Executive & Professional Recruiters 2009-2010, located in the Reference Section of the PUC Library as well as many other public and academic libraries, contains information for over 13,000 executive recruiters.  The directory is organized by retainer recruiting firms, contingency recruiting firms, as well as by industry, geography, job placement, recruiter specialties and firm.  PUC Reference Call Number: HF 5549.5 R44 D58. 
  • Workforce Management published a list of Hot List of U.S. Executive Search Firms in June of 2008.  
  • The 2009-2010 Indiana Business Directory, located in the Reference Section of the PUC Library as well as many other public and academic libraries, contains a list of over 100 executive search consultants within Indiana.  Names, telephone numbers and addresses are provided.  PUC Reference Call Number: HF 5065 I6 53.
  • SearchFirm.com is a free online executive recruiter directory.  Keep in mind that recruiters add themselves at no cost to the directory.  Searchable by specialty and type (contingency or retained) as well as by geography (state and country).
  • Specialized Job Boards/Online Listings
    Foreign MBA
    Hobson’s
    MBA Careers
    MBA Jobs
    MBA Jungle
    Vault MBA Job Board
    Risesmart.com
    Workforce50.com
    Womenforhire
    indeed
    simplyhired
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