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Do you have a plan for your job search?

Set Realistic Expectations

When considering the type of jobs that would work best for you, take some time to think about what you want to get out of the job (besides a paycheck). Evaluate your skills and qualifications, and what kind of time you have in your schedule to commit to a job – then plan accordingly.

Most on-campus jobs are entry-level and pay minimum wage, with job duties that can be less than glamorous at times; but keep in mind that having an on-campus job will provide you with a lot of other great benefits that will be helpful to you in the future, like opportunities to learn new skills, gain work experience to add to your resume, and build references and networking contacts.

Do Your Homework

The best time to look for on-campus jobs is the first few weeks before and after the start of a new semester, when most UA departments will be recruiting new student employees. The best place to start looking for available jobs is the UA Student Jobsite. Make note of the job close dates for positions you are interested in, so you don’t miss any application deadlines. You can also visit administrative offices of various departments across campus to inquire about upcoming job opportunities.

If you are not ready to start a new job at the beginning of the semester, don’t panic! Many UA departments hire additional students throughout the year; but you should take appropriate steps now to be ready when additional opportunities available.

Be Prepared

Some of the most important steps in finding a job must happen before you even fill out an application. At the very least, you will need to know what information to include on an online job application, have a well written resume and cover letter prepared, and think about preparing for a job interview.

All of this takes time and consideration, and waiting until the last minute or choosing to ‘wing-it’ will put you at a disadvantage with employers. Use the Job Search Toolkit to learn about getting prepared to put your best foot forward.

 

Off-Campus Jobs

Selected off-campus jobs are posted on the UA Student Jobsite, as they become available. Each of these postings will list specific directions on who to contact and how to apply for available positions. It is important to note that individual off-campus employers hire students directly, and are solely responsible for interviewing and selecting applicants, hours, wages, job duties, work environment, and all other aspects of off-campus jobs (see UA Off-Campus Job Posting Disclaimer).

 

Off-Campus Job Posting Disclaimer

UA Student Jobs makes no particular recommendations regarding off-campus employers, and makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted on the UA Student Jobsite. The UA Student Jobs Office is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Applicants are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment.

 

 

 

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