How to job search
February 17, 2014 11:03 AM Subscribe
I've made it this far in life (26/f, about to graduate with Masters in Public Health) without ever really having to search for a job. Now I'm finding the process overwhelming and scary. How do I approach this?
posted by thank you silence to Work & Money (6 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
A bit of background:
I guess I've sort of always had a job, if that makes sense. In college as an undergrad, I met a local TV personality randomly who told me to apply for an internship at one of the local TV stations. I did so and after a few months of interning, I was hired part-time and then full-time.
After about 3 years I left to go to graduate school. I am on a listserv that alerts me to positions and for the past 2 years I've been in school, this is how I've found work. I'm graduating in May and am looking for work in the NYC area, I would also consider Philadelphia or maybe Raleigh/research triangle. I currently live in the Southeastern US (this is where I attend grad school).
I am originally from NYC area, but have spent the last 7 years in the southeastern US. I'm very familiar with the businesses and organizations here, so that's not been an issue; the issue is when I go to look for jobs in NYC, there seem to be so many, I'm so overwhelmed, I don't even know where to start.
I guess I'm used to always have an "in" somewhere. I've never had to just Google jobs and see what came up. I realize I have been very fortunate in terms of employment. I also have a LinkedIn account. Any help is appreciated, thank you.