The Entry Level Job Hunt – What is Your Weapon of Choice?

Author Byline: CareerAlley
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Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.” – Paul Rodriguez

Job Hunting. Are you in the game or watching from the sidelines? You need to be fully in the game and armed with the right tools if you expect to get a job, it’s tough out there. Entry level jobs are one of those “good news, bad news” topics. The good news is that entry level jobs are fairly inexpensive for companies so they are more likely to add these positions. The bad news is that they are fairly inexpensive (as in you won’t get paid as much). But let’s be honest, the “big bucks” tend to come later in your career and this is all about getting your foot in the door (both feet would be even better). We start with one relevant article about protecting your online image (hopefully not too late for you), the rest are job search resources.

  • How To Manage (and Protect) Your Online Reputation – This article is from and covers the “online reputation” issue. When most of us are growing up, the last thing we think about is working (as in a full time job after college), so maybe we don’t spend as much time on our image as we should. Besides the usual “Google yourself”, there are other things that you should consider. This article covers the topic as well as providing additional relevant links.
  • @Collegejobs – Their tag line is pretty funny (but true) – “Because College Kids Need Cash Too ;-)”. The main page has tabs at the top for functional rolls (like Retail and Marketing) as well as links for Internships and Summer. Above this is a very basic search tool. Below the tabs starts the actual listing of jobs which indicate if they are full time or part time. The right hand side of the page has listings by location. There were over 2,900 job opportunities when I checked the page.
  • ROCS (Responsible Outgoing College Students) – Another search engine, ROCS has tabs at the top for Students/Grads, Internships, Find a Job and more. You can sign up for a monthly newsletter or scroll down to the jobs, which are sorted by function and indicate if they are full time or part time. At the bottom of the page you can click links for the main functional categories.
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) – In addition to a number of other services, NSCS has a careers page that can help you in your job search. The main part of the page (center right) has links (with overviews) for Careers, Internships, Career Networking and Graduate School. There are some related items on the left hand side of the page.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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