The Job Search Process (Overview). Figure out what you want to do or would enjoy doing. Obtain information on job opportunities, especially those related to #1 above. Market yourself aggressively, professionally, enthusiastically, etc. The Job Search Process (Overview).
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Figure out what you want to do or would enjoy doing.
Obtain information on job opportunities, especially those related to #1 above.
Market yourself aggressively, professionally, enthusiastically, etc.
Step #1: Figure out what you want to
do or would enjoy doing.
Step #2: Obtain info on job opportunities,
especially related to #1 above.
Step #3: Market yourself aggressively,
Do It Yourself
Use On-campus Career Service Offices
Use Off-campus Agencies
A.Typically, of ISU Ag Bus graduates each year, about ¼ to 1/3 graduate in the fall. It doesn’t really matter. While the number of job interviews in the fall is lower, the number of job opportunities per graduate is about the same. It doesn’t make too much sense to delay your graduation for job placement reasons. If you don’t find a job you like at graduation time, you can always come back to school as a ‘special’ student (after graduating) and continue to search for a job.
Do NOT show up for a job interview.
Do NOT prepare for an interview
Do NOT have a high-quality resume.
Do NOT take advantage of career-related work opportunities.
Do NOT participate in leadership development activities.
Do NOT add depth or rigor to your academic program.
Do NOT continue to interview after you have accepted a job.
Do NOT back out of a job offer ‘prematurely’.
Communicate by e-mail and treat it too informally or make writing mistakes.
Put a message on your answering machine that is NOT professional.
Put ‘incriminating’ information about yourself on the internet (e.g. Facebook).
Many people spend more time on planning short-term, relatively unimportant activities than they do on long-term, significant matters.
Vacation vs. Retirement
Tailgate vs. Job After Graduate
Learn about the career before graduating
Related internships/part-time jobs
Listen to people talk about their jobs
Career seminar classes
Career day exhibits
Read brochures, do research, etc.
Do what you enjoy
Cooperative Extension Agent
Ag Loan Officer
Crop Production Specialist