There’s a Lot More to Job-hunting than Searching Online


Josie writes:
I am writing because I don’t know where I am going wrong. I recently graduated with a
B.S. in biology and had hopes to do something related in either the animal field or
environmental field of biology. It seems no matter what search engine I use there is
never anything listed even under “job categories” that is closely related to what I
want to do. What am I doing wrong? Where do I go to look for something in my
field or are there just no jobs posted?
Please help me. I need a job bad.



The Career Doctor responds:
I know this response wil sound a little like a broken record but the vast majority
of jobs are not posted online. That said I can guarantee that you could at least conduct
some very solid research on environmental biology careers using the Internet.
So your first step is getting a better handle on the types of careers and jobs that are
available to someone with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While you could conduct a
lot of this research on the Web I would also utilize your former professors and the
career-services staff.
Once you’ve identified the types of careers and jobs you want to pursue the next
step is finding the companies and organizations that offer those jobs and career
paths. Conduct industry research and find the leaders in the various fields and
contact hiring managers at these companies.
Finally do not forget that networking is really the key to successful job-hunting.
Talk with the career services and alumni offices at your alma mater and start
building your network.
A good place to find some job sites related to your field is to go to this section of
Quintessential Careers: Jobs in
Agriculture Zoology and the Environment
.
You might also consider reading this article published on Quintessential Careers:
Ten Questions to Ask
Yourself if You Still Haven’t Found a Job
.

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Josie writes:
I am writing because I don’t know where I am going wrong. I recently graduated with a
B.S. in biology and had hopes to do something related in either the animal field or
environmental field of biology. It seems no matter what search engine I use there is
never anything listed even under “job categories” that is closely related to what I
want to do. What am I doing wrong? Where do I go to look for something in my
field or are there just no jobs posted?
Please help me. I need a job bad.



The Career Doctor responds:
I know this response wil sound a little like a broken record but the vast majority
of jobs are not posted online. That said I can guarantee that you could at least conduct
some very solid research on environmental biology careers using the Internet.
So your first step is getting a better handle on the types of careers and jobs that are
available to someone with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While you could conduct a
lot of this research on the Web I would also utilize your former professors and the
career-services staff.
Once you’ve identified the types of careers and jobs you want to pursue the next
step is finding the companies and organizations that offer those jobs and career
paths. Conduct industry research and find the leaders in the various fields and
contact hiring managers at these companies.
Finally do not forget that networking is really the key to successful job-hunting.
Talk with the career services and alumni offices at your alma mater and start
building your network.
A good place to find some job sites related to your field is to go to this section of
Quintessential Careers: Jobs in
Agriculture Zoology and the Environment
.
You might also consider reading this article published on Quintessential Careers:
Ten Questions to Ask
Yourself if You Still Haven’t Found a Job
.