Finding A Job: Guidance for Students and AlumniDid You Know?
Online Job-searching Resources
There are many excellent web sites that will help you find a job that's right for you. Most of these allow you to restrict your search to particular regions (e.g., zip code or state) and categories (e.g., "human resources" or "human services").
- www.stltoday.com/hotjobs -- this site uses the Monster.com database to list local job openings
- stlouis.jobing.com -- although the other sites allow you to restrict to certain regions, this web site only lists jobs in the St. Louis area
- www.careerbuilder.com -- this extremely popular site updates every day
- http://www.mhaem.org/images/stories/links_page.pdf -- this page on the site of Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri lists the phone numbers of numerous St. Louis-area mental health agencies
- www.usajobs.gov -- lists all jobs available with the federal government; if you are interested in working for a particular agency (e.g., FBI, Department of Veterans Affairs), you may want to check the specific agency's web site as well
Some years ago an alumnus of one of our graduate programs composed an interview checklist for students preparing for internships or practicums. This checklist contains useful advice for students interviewing for any kind of job.
Developing Your Professional Skills
To help you be sucessful in the workforce, we recommend the following readings:
If you need ideas about what kind of job to look for or how to look, some of the following web pages may be helpful to you.