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How reliable are the career service offices at most public colleges?

After graduation, I feel that it would be helpful to have assistance getting a job that suits my major or area of interest. #career #career-choice


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Ken’s Answer

From my years in Human Resources, College Recruiting, and setting up and running a program to help laid off people get back to work, I have found that a more effective approach is to work with the Director of Alumni Relations to do networking with Alumni who are doing what you think that you want to do. 80% of people who find jobs find them through such networking. Another good source of networking would be professional associations to which people in your career are belong. Attending a meeting and getting to know people in the associations will help you provide good leads to follow. Here are some good tips:


Find Your Passion

https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-most-fun-way-to-discover-your-passion-today?bsft_eid=2b5c3d5c-fe0a-46e4-8197-6c5507013b52&bsft_pid=2fd196e9-4e92-48de-a575-6666731c74ba&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20170616&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20170616&bsft_clkid=8bade4ad-3a03-4613-8390-d4261a95f35e&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=97d4f5da-207d-461d-a2b9-9317131c7fea&bsft_pp=1

https://www.themuse.com/advice/8-ways-to-figure-out-what-youre-passionate-about-without-leaving-your-couch?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=botw_20170319&utm_source=blueshift&bsft_eid=9e917fa0-52f5-40b4-8468-82aefdd4f028&bsft_pid=49bfb62e-3c07-4c8f-86c8-adc803cb4879&bsft_clkid=c278970d-943e-4ef6-8a9b-856b485e4d8e&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=523de355-c4dc-4de2-b452-122bc7501a58&bsft_pp=3&p=3


Professional Associations

https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true


Job Search Tips

https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-job-search-tips-that-are-so-basic-people-forget-them?bsft_eid=d52278c6-e9fa-4084-bf99-238600f30439&bsft_pid=f11ef5e8-7432-4713-9c56-f8c387057fea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171013&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171013&bsft_clkid=088dd-aea-b7a7-431a-9ed4-81cbb4a9bf71&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=e1b9cb11-b25f-4859-82bf-14db88934d06&bsft_pp=1


Information Interviewing

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-ask-for-a-jobwithout-asking-for-a-job?bsft_eid=1031335a-60e8-481a-9075-bf57b79c2dc7&bsft_pid=6a015767-7654-4a34-a41a-4d2d1154130e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20170929&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20170929&bsft_clkid=d3c74cb4-86e9-4f1d-aa80-d46849aeefd7&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=715eb508-8fa0-476f-9193-4d3c143abd3f&bsft_pp=3


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Ifran’s Answer

Yes you are correct. It is a good idea to keep in touch with the career service offices as they would help you with your resume as well as inform you when you should be applying for jobs or internships depending on your major. However, if you never approach them, it's your loss because they are always sending emails and reminders as they are out there to help you.


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