Job Search Strategies
Use a multi-pronged approach in the search process to ensure success. Below are a
few of the common strategies.
Internet Career Sites
Over 50% of recent graduates report that they found their job by doing an internet
search using a variety of search engines to identify and apply to open positions.
Here are some popular sites among our students:
- 20%Of recent grads find jobs through networking
Discover the hidden job market - use our alumni resources and learn about informational
interviews to expand your network.
Many job openings are never advertised or publicly announced, but filled through word-of-mouth
or networking -- known as the "hidden job market."
Networking means developing a broad list of contacts and using them to your advantage
when you look for a job. Get some networking tools and tips.
|Professional organizations and associations provide not only wonderful networking
opportunities - many of them have job postings on their websites or in their newsletters.
To see a list of associations in your field, download a pdf here.
Job Fairs and Conferences
|Universities, professional organizations, and independent groups arrange job fairs
and conferences throughout the year to provide networking or interviewing opportunities.
Sometimes employers that hire public health students may attend the campus Fall Expo,
Engineering Fair, and the Winter Expo. Check the calendar on the SPH Career Connection
for the dates of these fairs.
SPH Career Connection
Visit the SPH Career Connection
The SPH Career Connection is the primary job & internship posting site for U-M SPH.
Features for job-seekers include: Appointment scheduling with a career advisor; Searchable
postings of current jobs, fellowships & internships; Events calendar; Library of career
resource aids; Automatic e-mail alerts about new postings; Resume uploader; Employer
database search; Resume books viewed by employers.