Start with the easy stuff! Check out CAS360’s Featured Jobs (link above) for positions most aligned with CAS majors, then expand your search by clicking on “All Jobs and Internships” to see our available positions on QUCC provided specifically by employers seeking QU students! Applying to these positions is quick and easy and you are only competing against other QU students so your odds of success are far better than simply using public online job boards. Also, review the opportunities posted as announcements on your program page in CAS360. These are publicly available opportunities identified by our faculty and staff as appropriate for our students.
After you’ve applied for everything of interest through these tools, you can greatly increase your chances of success by extending your search beyond online postings!
The way recruiting and hiring happen has changed. You must change with it.
The things employers look for in internship and full-time candidates, and the way they find candidates, has changed significantly in the last few years. In fact, the entire process is constantly evolving and you must evolve as well. Simply applying on job search websites like Indeed or CareerBuilder is no longer enough. Sending out 1,000 generic resumes to big employers is no longer enough. To get hired—in a job you want, earning a decent salary—you must present yourself impeccably and stand out from the crowd by virtue of not just your skills and experience, but also your effort and approach to the process.
What do we know?
- Somewhere between 60-80% of jobs are never advertised on standard job search websites
- Effectively communicating the skills and experience you can offer through online hiring systems used by most larger corporations is virtually impossible
So, what can we do about it?
We work with the system—and around it—to present you directly to employers.
“He or She who gets hired is not necessarily the one who can do the job best; but the one who knows the most about how to get hired” – Richard Lathrop, “Whos’ Hiring Who?”
Overview and Preparation
Preparing Your Job Search Tools
Staying On Track
RESOURCES: Click here to access all the other research and job hunting tools we’ve gathered for you. Be sure to re-set the filters to include your area of academic interest to find any specialized tools relevant to your field.