Where Are You Searching For Jobs?

 

With so many tools out there to find jobs, looking for jobs is easy! Whether you’re looking for a part-time or full-time job, or if you want to gain experience through internships or volunteer positions, there is an online search tool for you. Keep reading to find out what you should use!

 

But First … Make an Impression

At USF, you have opportunities to connect with employers before applying online. Our Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair Week is just around the corner, and it is the perfect place to make the connections you need to succeed! Put a face to your application, and stand out from the sea of resumes by shaking hands with employers.

Find out more about our Fair Week at fairweek.usfcs.info and how you can prepare at fairready.usfcs.info .

 

I Want … An On-Campus Job!

On-campus jobs are posted on USF Human Resources’ portal, Careers@USF. You can access Careers@USF by clicking here.

You will find all types of university positions on this site, so use the Job Families filter to search only for Student Employment or Federal Work Study (FWS). If you have the FWS award, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve accepted your award in OASIS, and that you attach a screenshot of your award to your application.

For any on-campus job, you should submit both a resume and a cover letter. If you need help creating or if you want a review of either of these documents, meet with one of our Career Peer Advisors during Career Express, our walk-in service!

 

I’m Looking for … Off-Campus Opportunities!

 Handshake is your go-to source for off-campus opportunities. This includes full- and part-time jobs and internships. USF is currently connected to over 10,000 employers all across the world! New jobs are posted every day, and right now there are more than 5,000 jobs posted in the system!

To access Handshake, log on to MyUSF and hover over the My Resources tab. Click “Find A Job (Handshake)” and you will be automatically logged in! If you’ve never accessed your account, you should set up your profile before applying to jobs. You can do this quickly and easily by uploading your resume to your documents and then using Handshake’s tool to build your profile!

If you experience any login issues, email us at CareerServices@usf.edu.

 

I’m Still Looking …

Need help with or want credit for your job search? Take our class! The Job Search (SLS 3308) course helps you learn strategies to assist with the job search process. If you have room for another elective, we highly recommend this one!

In addition, check out these other great platforms:

 

LinkedIn

Not just for the job search, LinkedIn is a powerful tool to help you begin building your professional network. To get started, just create your free profile!

 

Career Shift

This USF platform is filled with up-to-date off-campus positions all over the nation.

 

Internships.com

If you’re looking for an internship, this is the place to search! There are over 7,000 internships posted on this site!

 

Indeed

Indeed has had over 750,000 jobs posted within the last week and you can look for free without creating a profile.

 

Monster

Monster not only has a lot of job opportunities, but it also has sections of its website dedicated to career resources.

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding a Balance

Working while taking classes can be difficult. You keep up with a class and work schedule, are doing assignments or tasks for both, and are trying to meet new people and hang out with your friends! But, working and taking classes is not impossible, and can actually benefit a lot of students in more ways than earning a little pocket cash! In fact, students who work while taking classes often do better in their classes than their peers who do not work.

However, you have to find a balance! Working and taking classes consumes a lot of time, and you want to make sure that you also leave time in your schedule for student organizations, friends, and sleeping!

To help you find a balance, we’ve put together a list of things to consider both before you begin applying for jobs and after you’ve started working.

 

Consider What the Job has to Offer

So many students look for on- and off-campus jobs that align with their major or the industry that they hope to work in after graduation. But, they often find that these jobs don’t exist, are only available as unpaid internships, or have qualifications that they cannot possibly meet while still pursuing their degree.

Rather than wasting time searching for something that’s not out there, look at the opportunities that are right in front of you and consider what you can gain from them. For example, you may not want to become a career receptionist, but working part-time at a call center can help you refine your communications skills and prepare you for a variety of full-time jobs after graduation.

To do this, simply start by reading the job description. Look for key words that speak to the skills you will need on the job and ones that you have the potential to gain. Understanding what a job has to offer can help you with your application, but can also help you appreciate the job more.

If you’re not sure where to start, our Career Readiness Badging Program can help you figure out which skills you should look for. To find out more information about our Badging Program, and to enroll in an Orientation, visit careerready.usfcs.info.

 

Flex Your Hours

It is important to consider your ability to balance work and school when applying for part-time jobs. If you are in your first semester, you may want to give yourself some time to get used to being at USF before trying to take on more responsibility. You also want to make sure that you have as much time as you need to study and get homework done.

Many part-time jobs located on or close to campus understand that you are a student first, and will allow for a more flexible schedule. But, you need to make sure that you are open and honest with your supervisor about the time you need to study. Ask them questions during the interview about the number of hours they expect you to work, but don’t make it seem like having the job would be a burden to you. You want to come across as confident and capable to your future supervisor, but they want to know that you take both your work and your classes seriously.

 

Stick to Your Schedule

If you have a job, make sure that you have your class and work schedule settled. If you need help figuring out the best tool you should use to make sure you stick to the schedule you have made, check out our post from a couple weeks ago.

In addition to planning time for class and work, give yourself time to breathe! Whether you want to spend your free time with friends, or if you’d rather have time to read a book or go to the gym, you’ll want to plan for it. Make sure you carve out time to recharge, rest, and have fun!

 

Remember: You Come First!

A busy work schedule can easily consume all of your time and it can be difficult to remember what else you need to focus on. While your classes are important (they’re why you are at USF after all!), you have to take care of yourself so that you can be well!

Being “well” doesn’t just mean being healthy physically. Some things that contribute to your overall wellness include stress, financial strain, relationships with friends and family, and satisfaction with your career goals or path. The MoBull Wellness app helps you understand your overall wellness with self-assessments in each area, and then refers you to services across campus to help you get “well” soon!

For more information about this app, and others that can help you make the most of your time at USF, visit apps.usfcs.info.