Welcome, job searcher!
There are a number of ways to prepare yourself when looking for a position. It takes time to reflect on your values, skills and abilities; what is important to you about work; what are your short and long-term goals, and most importantly, how to market yourself.
Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or a summer research position, you will use the same methods and tools. With the right search skills, finding that position will be an easier task. You might want to review this brief seven-step guide for some basic tips on how to begin. We have also included an outline to get started.
The staff in the Office of Career Services will support your efforts to find the best position for you. The HMC Career Guide (pdf) has an excellent section on job search methods.
Clarify your goals
- MUDDlink, our web-based recruiting and career information system, is your first step to finding a job. You will see positions that have been posted at all The Claremont Colleges.
- Resume books is a service offered for active job seekers. By clicking the YES button under "My Profile" in MUDDlink, you are authorizing the Office of Career Services to include your resume in the books shared with employers. The resume books are for both full-time and internship positions in a variety of fields. Books have certain restrictions that will limit resume submissions to a certain timeframe.
- On Campus Recruiting (OCR) is coordinated through MUDDlink with employers who want to come to campus for interviews. Please read OCR information and The Claremont Colleges agreement. Learn more.
- General Resources include job listing sites and temporary employment.
Using MUDDlink to Search for Jobs & Internships
Polish your job search skills
- Writing a Resume
- Writing a Cover Letter
- Job Offers & Art of Negotiating
- Salary Information
- Networking LinkedIn is one of the leading professional networking sites.
- Twitter: More and more accounts are developing for job search.
- Researching Companies
OCS and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information provided by students, alumni and employers as users of the Office of Career Services.