Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://Careeralley.com
“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” – David Wood
A little humor for this post, but seriously, you will need to find a job once you graduate (or step it up a notch if you’ve already graduated). Following the trend of some of my other posts, I thought it would be a great idea to list the best college grad job search sites. Just to be clear, there was no voting, no analysis, no surveys and no criteria. This list is simply based on my view. Also, there is no particular order to my list (like the best of the best or official ranking). I will, where appropriate, mention those that are in my top ten.
With Christmas just around the corner, some of you may be home for the holidays. Use the next few weeks to get your plan in shape so you can start (or re-start) your job search. Remember, it is never too early to get your Job Search strategy (and you Job Search Marketing Toolkit) in order.
College Grad / Entry Level Job Search Sites:
- CollegeRecruiter.com – The main page for this site is very simple, center page is job search (and advanced search if you want). There are also links for internships (over 10,000 when I checked) and entry level jobs. Click on entry level jobs to see a listing of functional jobs (and click on any of these to see the details). You can create an account or use it as a guest. According to the site, there are hundreds of thousands of internships and entry level jobs.
- CollegeGrad.com – Another great search site for College Grads and Entry Level job seekers, “The #1 Entry Level Job Site” is the tag line. There is a search box at the top center of the page, with links for top jobs, top employers and top careers. There are additional links to resources on the left hand side of the page for resumes, cover letters and more.
- AfterCollege.com – “Search over 200,000 jobs” is the tag line for this site. In addition to job search, this site also has a network you can use. Below the job search box (which is center page), are links for featured organizations, employers and jobs. You can browse jobs by functional category or by the generic search box. There are links at the top of the page for Jobs and Resources,
College Grad Job Search Advice:
- Gradspot – With a tag line of “life after college”, you better have a great college grad careers page (and they do). Click on “Preparing for the Job hunt” at the top of the page and you will see an, Finding the perfect job and settling into the Workplace. There are articles on a number of related topics as well as Career Features with links to great articles such as “What are the best city for Grads” the best and worst cities to look for jobs and so much more.
- Career Advice for College Students – As a college student or recent grad, you should be seeking career advice as early as possible. This resource, from Employmentspot.com, provides some good advice (like internships). Additional links and resources can be found on the left hand side of the page.
- College Student/College Graduate/Entry-Level Job-Seeker Articles – This link, by Quintcareers, provides a wealth of information in the form of articles for the recent grad or entry level job seeker. Topics ranging from “Considering Grad School” to “Beyond the Apprentice” offer advice and guidance to help you find your way.
- Entry Level Jobs – Finding Entry Level Jobs – This article provides advice and additional links to help you in your search. Topics range from Job Search Help to Career Office Services with embedded links for additional information. There are a few relevant videos on the right hand side of the page and the bottom of the page has quite a few related links. Last, but not least, you can sign up for Alison’s newsletter or visit her blog (these links are at the bottom right hand side of the page).
Company Career Sites for College – Check out these links:
Good luck in your search
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.