Kick start a job hunt with library’s “Career Resources” guide

Written by Jon Ritterbush, E-Resources and Serials Librarian
ritterbushjr@unk.edu

It’s April.  Graduation for some UNK students is less than a month away.  In the midst of the spring semester crunch, the need to find a job is pressing.

Whether you’re looking for a full-time job after graduation, or a summer job or internship, please visit the library’s “Career Resources” research guide.   This guide contains helpful links to print and online career resources on the following topics:

  • Company and industry research (good to do before an interview)
  • Links to job and internship listings
  • Writing a résumé or cover letter
  • Interview preparation
  • Salary and relocation information

This research guide also includes links to the many resources and services available to students from UNK’s Academic & Career Services Office, including a Twitter feed of job and internship possibilities in Nebraska. 

Students, remember that your hard work in college will pay off!  Unemployment rates for persons holding a bachelor’s degree or higher has held steady at 4.2 percent since January 2012.  This is far lower than the overall national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent as of March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  A recent national survey also indicated companies expect to hire more college graduates this year than in 2011, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

As always, if you need additional research assistance, please contact the library’s Ask Us 24-7 service in-person, by phone, or online.