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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 

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.

Indeed.com - 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.

Google for Jobs - A simple Google search for "[your major] jobs" will now take you to a well-organized grid of opportunities. Be sure to include the word "jobs" or "internships" - a search for "engineering positions" will not give you the same result. Click "See all" to expand. Google does not index Indeed, so use them both.

ZipRecruiter - Growing quickly, definitely worth a look

College Students/Grads


General Engineering


Renewable Energy


There are many energy-related sites and this industry is very specialized

Nonprofit and Government


Also see the section to the right on applying to Federal jobs – it’s very different!

Information Technology/IT 


Many entry level IT jobs are found through recruiters - see link to list of recruiters to the right

Special Populations 


There are job boards that cater to specific populations of students and grads:

 

Other Strategies


LinkedIn.com

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.

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. See link to new section to the right for more information.

Recruiters

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. See link to new section to the right for more information.

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.

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