It can be intimidating to start the job search. Don’t let the pressure of your end goal keep you from taking small steps today. Utilize our job search quick start guide and associated activity for tips on what steps to take first.

Top Job Boards

Handshake

Search thousands of employment opportunities, register for career-related events, schedule an appointment with a career advisor, and connect with great companies and organizations all in one place with Handshake. View our Handshake features guide for more information.

Indeed

Indeed.com is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day Indeed connects millions of people to new opportunities.

LinkedIn

The “professional Facebook” of the working world: LinkedIn. Use LinkedIn to network, research companies of interest, locate informational interview contacts, and improve your personal brand. This free site opens the door to over 70 million professionals around the globe, representing 150 industries.

Need help with your LinkedIn and Handshake Profiles? Watch our webinar ‘Updating Your LinkedIn And Handshake Profiles.’

Additionally, check out our LinkedIn Career Guides:

Upstate Job Board

Looking to Move Up with a career in Upstate South Carolina? Big names in business, technology and financial services maintain major headquarters operations in the Upstate, which means a range of open positions, including in marketing and sales, human resources, IT and much more. Find a job in Upstate, SC today.

Industry Specific Job Boards

Handshake, LinkedIn, and Indeed provide a vast amount of job postings for all industries. To look at job boards that post specifically for the industry you want to work in, visit our Career Pathways page.

Networking Tips

Networking is building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships to develop career prospects, whether it is in-person, online, or both. It is one of the most important factors of career success. 80% of jobs are not posted online but instead found through networking. This process takes grit, patience, and commitment. We’re here to help guide you through it! Read our networking tips, watch our webinar ‘Leveraging Your Furman Network: Success Stories From Furman Alumni’, and reference our alumni networking guide.

Another way to start developing your professional network is to connect with individuals through Informational Interviews. These brief conversations are an opportunity for you to get to know more about a professional, a career field, or a company that you’re interested in pursuing and share your elevator pitch. Our Informational Interviewing guide is a great resource to learn more about how to facilitate these conversations.

Finally, if you have connected with an employer through any Malone Center events during the year, make sure that you follow up with that connection on a regular basis. This may lead to that connection thinking of you when they know of an available opportunity. To learn more about this process, check out our guide to following up with an employer.

Furman Professional Network

Are you a current Furman student or recent Furman graduate (two years since graduation) and want to meet with a Furman alumni about career trends, applying for graduate school, the job search process, work-life balance, or lessons learned? We can assist in connecting you with professionals to answer your questions and provide guidance as you navigate the next steps of your career path. Complete the Furman Professional Network Request Form to be connected with someone in the Furman alumni community.

Student Employment

Gain valuable transferable skills through working on campus. Jobs are available in multiple Furman departments with a variety of responsibilities. Search on campus student jobs in Workday.

Job Offer and Salary Negotiations

Once you have completed the job search and interview process, the next step involves negotiating your job offer. The Malone Center can advise students and alumni through this process. In the meantime, reference our job offer and salary negotiation guide.

 

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