Finding the Perfect Job

Looking for a part-time job but don’t really know where to look? Well you have come to the right place.

Every semester students hit the job sites in search of employment to put themselves through school, gain work experience for their resume, or even just to make a little bit of extra cash for spending money. However, finding the right job is often harder than it sounds.

For that reason, The University of Texas at Austin has put together some great job-searching resources for its students.

Hire A Longhorn is probably the most popular of such sites, and the one that students have experienced the most success with. This site lists a variety of job postings from places both on and off of campus, that range from large corporations to personal service employers. What makes it especially easy to use is that each student has an account already set up with them through UT. Just go to the student login page and type in your UT EID and your default password, which is your birthday, and you are ready to go!

Another great site is AccessUT. For the student looking for more career-oriented positions and internships, this site is extremely beneficial. The layout and format of the search options make it easy to use and much more efficient than many other job search sites that I have seen. Here too login is very simple, and it takes just your UT EID and password to gain access to all of the job postings.

In addition, each college at UT maintains its own career services office that provides job-search assistance to its students. Those who are graduating soon but are unsure of their career direction are encouraged to utilize both the Career Exploraton Center and their college’s career services office concurrently.

Registering with your college’s career services office is very quick and easy, and once you sign up you are able to gain access to the many helpful services that they offer. These services include career advising and exploration, resume and cover letter writing assistance, tips on where and how to search for jobs and even how to dress for an interview.

Lastly, if you are ready to go big and gain some real-world experience, check out one of the many career fairs on campus where you can connect with employers and seek out possible career opportunities.

Good luck in your job search!

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2 responses to “Finding the Perfect Job

  1. My advice on this? Go talk to your advisor, or any professor you really like that might have an idea of what you would enjoy. To be honest, my efforts with Hire A Longhorn were depressing at best back when I was a freshman and sophomore. Who knows, you might even find an internship that pays! (Like I did!)

  2. Lots of great resources here. I might also suggest that you look for positions that will help you craft your professional narrative. I’m blogging about how students can build a professional brand for themselves while they are in school. Graduation may seem like a long way off, but there are things you can do now to get ready for the job market, like learning to write a killer resume.

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