Get Career Center Guidance In Your Job Search!
Before launching your search, ask yourself, "What do I want to do?" If you can't answer this question, you may want to make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss a plan of action.
First, the bad news. Most jobs listed by companies and research institutions are aimed at recent bachelor-level graduates. Now, the good news. Even though there are fewer jobs listed for masters and doctoral graduates, there are far fewer applicants for these positions.
Getting the job you want is hard work and takes time. Finding the job you want requires planned, systematic effort and will test your self-knowledge and your research skills, organizational talents and persuasive abilities. You must understand your qualifications and know how to market them. Planning your job search well in advance will help you survive disappointments and persist in your search. Remember, most people do not get immediate results.
This section of the UCR Career Center Web site is designed to help you plan and organize a successful job search.