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Drop-In Career Counseling

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.



Job & Internship Search Strategies

Refine Your Job Search

Refine your job search by answering the following questions. Be able to describe the jobs you are seeking, why you are qualified for those positions, and customize your resume accordingly.

What are my likes and dislikes?
What am I good at?
Why do I want to pursue this career?
What is the job outlook?
What kind of life can I have with this career?
  • Complete the Imagine Your Future Workday exercise in the Career Exploration section of Collage: A Kent State to Career Portfolio to understand your preferred work environment.
  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional working in your chosen career
  • What is your desired/minimum salary?  Use the Salary Calculator to also consider the cost of living for specific geographical locations
Where do I find these jobs?
Can you answer the following questions for organizations of interest? 
  • Full Name of Company - (if acronym, know what it stands for)
  • Is the organization public or private?
  • What industry is the company in?
  • What are its revenues/sales?  Is it on the Fortune 500 or 1000 List?
  • How many employees?
  • Is the company local, regional, national, or multinational?
  • What is a general description of the company?  What are its chief products or services?
  • Who is the company's main competitor?
  • What are some recent news stories involving the organization?
How do I best prepare for employment in this area?