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Job Search Strategies and Resources

The job search process to construct a well-managed professional life requires 21st century career-readiness skills, including communication, problem solving, digital technology, and career management. Fortunately, your Casa Loma College education has prepared you well for this experience.

Preparation, Research, and Connections

Target Your Search
It’s hard to search for any job anywhere. Even though you are open to many options and/or just need a job, research, and prioritize at least a handful of options that appeal to you most. You can always expand a search, but it’s very hard to look for the “needle in a haystack.” Narrow your focus by geographic region and/or type of facility.

Leverage Your Connections
Spend most of your job search time talking with people you know and can meet – referral is an employer’s preferred method of hire and many positions are never advertised. Networking is the job search strategy with the biggest payoff.

Research and Apply Directly to Employers
The Internet is a great research tool, but don’t spend all your time on third-party job boards, which are much less effective. Use your Google skills to search for strings like “Valencia Imaging Centers” to identify employers who do the kind of work that interests you in the geographic location of your choice. Then go directly to employers’ own sites, where they’re most likely to advertise jobs if they do so at all. Look for “About Us,” “Jobs,” “Careers,” “Employment,” etc.

Third-Party Sites
Indeed.com is the world’s most comprehensive third-party job search site. It’s a free, meta-search site that crawls other third-party sites as well as employers’ own sites to compile job listings in response to your search criteria.

Targeted sites like professional association job boards (e.g. Registered Nursing Jobs, APTA Career Center, SDMS Careers, etc.) are better than generic boards. You may have to pay to join, but it could be a worthwhile investment.

Attend Career Fairs
Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with an employer’s representative. Getting face time can set you apart from the competition. To prepare for a career fair:

  • Visit the fair’s website to see employers who will attend.
  • Research employers that interest you by visiting their websites.
  • Create targeted resumes for each position that interests you.
  • Wear professional attire and carry only a briefcase or portfolio with your resumes.

Follow Up
Follow up on every job lead immediately. Contact employers via phone within two weeks of applying to check on your status in their selection process. And send thank-you letters within 24 hours to each person who interviews you or serves as a networking contact. Finally, once you have applied for a position, be prepared that any phone call you get could be a screening interview. Know what steps you will take toward a successful interview.

Online Job Search Resources

Career Links
How to Find a Job as a Recent Graduate in 2020:

Graduate Resume Guide & Sample [Plus 10 Skills for Savvy Job-hunters]:

Career Zone
Career Zone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.

Cal Jobs
California State job database developed in conjunction with the Employment Development Department.

Career Site
Free site offering anonymous profiling, automatic notification of matching jobs, online resume and resume forwarding, and other services useful to the job search.

College Grad
Jobs, and information on resumes and interviewing.

Head Hunter
Massive site for jobseekers which allows customized searches, from area and professional field to salary range. Jobs are never more than a month old. Resume posting and more!

Job Hunt
“The job-hunter’s super-site,” this one includes the usual, but also links to classified ads, educational and academic sites, companies, recruiting agencies, job fairs, resume banks, other large job-search engines, and lots of other helpful links.

Professional Association Job Boards
Medical Sonography Jobs – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (sdms.org)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Jobs | ARDMS Career Center
Sonographer Jobs – Find Jobs in Sonography | Ultrasound JOBS by ARDMS
ARMRIT Job Listings
TherapistJobBoard.com | Therapy Jobs
Physical Therapy Jobs – APTA’s Career Center
BRN Job Announcements (ca.gov)

Third Party Job Sites
Find a Job | CareerBuilder
Glassdoor Job Search 
LinkedIn Job Search