Before you search
Understand job search scams
Some organizations may try to take advantage of students with outright fraud. DO NOT provide financial information, send money, or offer to deposit checks, and be very suspicious of any work from home positions. See more details here.
Think about how you spend your time
You should be spending MOST of your time trying to network your way into opportunities by reaching out to faculty, other students, friends, family, acquaintances, and Oregon Tech alumni (you can find them on LinkedIn). Everyone should know you are job-hunting! If you have a contact at company, you are MUCH more likely to get an interview.
Great Places to Start
Handshake is a national job board for college students and recent grads. It's a personalized job search experience, so the more information you provide the more targeted listings you will see. Questions? See their 2-minute tutorials.
The biggest job search engine pulls postings from all over the web, including company websites and niche job boards (those that focus on a certain industry). Explore the filters, and create alerts to save time.
Glassdoor.com will give you job postings plus candidate and employee rankings of how much they like that company. Use the filters to search for Entry Level.
LinkedIn.com LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Student app
There are many ways to look for jobs on LinkedIn. LinkedIn will suggest jobs you may be interested in. The more complete your profile, the more accurate the suggestions. You may search posted jobs by clicking the Jobs section up at the top in the navigation bar. You may also find jobs by reviewing discussions in Groups where employees post messages about jobs that are available at their firms, or will be soon. This is one way to tap in to the “hidden job market.” Finally, on Company pages, there will often be a Jobs tab that will list jobs posted by that company. Their new student app (iOS and Android) is well worth checking out.
Additional General Job Search Sites AfterCollege.com
Targeted Job Search Sites
Engineering and Technology
ASCE.org (Civil Engineering)
IEEE Job Site (Electrical Engineering)
Healthcare IT Central
IT Job Pro
Portland Tech Jobs
Project Management Institute
Advance Healthcare Network Jobs
EMS Job Center
Health Career Seeker
Maxim Staffing Solutions
Nonprofit and Government
US Government jobs including the military
Oregon state government jobs, local government jobs, teaching jobs, apprenticeships, links to Federal Jobs and Work Source jobs
California State Jobs
Energy Central (information, networking and jobs)
Renewable Energy Jobs
Renewable Energy World
Renewable Northwest (scroll down for job boards)
SEIA (Solar Energies Industry Association)
AWEA (American Wind Energy Association)
Staffing Firms like CampusPoint
Using a Staffing or Temp Firm can be a great way to “test the waters” of different companies, or finding some temporary employment while you complete your search for a new career position. CampusPoint is one example, and specializes in jobs in the Pacific NW. Typically not high-paying jobs, but can be a foot in the door.
Especially in technical fields, recruiters can be helpful since they have access to many positions at a variety of firms. There are lots of recruiters out there. It is important to understand that recruiters work for (and are paid by) the companies that hire them, not candidates. That means they are not always looking out for your best interests. Use caution, but understand they can be an asset in your search.
RESOURCE: Check out this list of Staffing Firms and Recruiters
The Careers section of company websites
Interested in a certain company? Every company has a Careers or Work with Us or similar section where they list opportunities, and they will show up here before they appear on aggregator sites. You may need to look at the bottom of the site navigation or use the search bar to find it.
Don't forget the old reliable: enter your desired position and location, both in quotation marks for an exact hit, and see what you get. Pretty much what Indeed does, but you may find something they don't.