2024 HBCU Careers Magazine

HBCU Careers Magazine

Where do I find information about employers? Below are just a few resources for finding the information you need. Consult your Career Services Office for additional resources. 1. HBCU Careers Magazine Your HBCU Careers Magazine is an excellent resource to locate information about organizations that are actively seeking to hire recent college graduates. For a list of all of the organizations that have available positions, refer to page 3. Take time to carefully review the career opportunities that these organizations have placed. They typically include general information about the position, the employer’s web address, and how to apply for the position. You can also link directly to each employer’s website, find additional information about an employer and submit your resume to job postings by visiting HBCUcareers.com. 2. Internet Resources • The Employer’s Website is typically a great place to find general information about a company as well as career opportunities. Many times an employer’s website has a special section devoted solely to career opportunities. • Job Search Assistance Websites such as HBCUcareers.com contain valuable information about employers and also provide you with an option to post your resume online, search through available job opportunities, and link to the employer’s website. • Industry Websites. It is helpful to have an overall “big picture” view of the field or industry you are interested in. For instance, if you are interested in Pharmaceutical Sales, you may wish to do some general research on the industry to find out the average entry-level salary, employment outlook, required training, trends, etc. Below are some websites that may be helpful:

» Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/ooh » U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop: www.careeronestop.org » Salary.com • Grad School Websites. If your next step is grad school, you may wish to visit these sites: » Gradschools.com » graduateguide.com » niche.com 3. Trade Associations Almost every type of field or industry that exists has a trade association affiliation. Find trade associations that match your career interests and then contact them to find out how you can obtain information such as journals, informational briefs and membership directories. Some trade associations even publish job listings or have resume referral services. In some cases you may need to be a member of a trade association in order to take advantage of their services and receive their information. If this is the case, see if they offer student memberships at a discounted rate. What do I need to look for when conducting research on an employer? • Name, age and location(s) • Product lines and/or services • Parent company and/or subsidiaries • General financial picture of organization such as recent mergers, acquisitions, stock picture, etc. • Recent events related to the company that have been “in the news” • Major competitors and positioning in the market • Company history • Company mission statement • Career opportunities • Application procedures/deadline for application


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