Graduating? Freaking Out? Start Here. It’s Get Ahead on Your Job Search Week.

It’s November and the end of the semester is looming. There’s final projects to finish, holiday parties to attend, and it’s cold out. Applying for jobs/internships is just another stressful chore that many people would rather not think about.

Investing a few hours now in your job search will pay off when finals week comes around. It will be one less thing to worry about when everything starts piling up in a month.

This week I will be posting on how you can get ahead on your job search.

I’ll start from the beginning. Don’t know where to look for jobs? Here are a bunch of resources specifically for students in the communications field.

Linked In Groups: I’ve mentioned LinkedIn numerous times before. Use these to help get your foot in the door with industry professionals.

BU COM Connection: This group is solely for people associated with BU COM.

BU Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff: This group has over 11,000 members. BU alumni are great resources for job advice and networking. They’re usually willing to help or point you in the right direction with your career search.

BU Alumni in NYC: New York is a hub for communications jobs of all kinds.

Public Relations Professionals: Over 91,000 members in the PR field.

Film and Television Professionals: “Networking for serious film and TV people…”

Media Professionals Worldwide: This is a huge group. It’s all media, marketing, online stuff.

There are tons of groups for just about every profession. Search for them and start joining.

Job Search Boards: These are more specific than large job search sites.

PRSA Job Board: This PR job search tool allows you to tailor your search to location, industry, organizational setting, and job type.

Journalism Jobs: Updated daily, this site has listings for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and websites.

Sports Journalists: All sports journalism job links. There are a lot of advertisements for smaller markets.

Mandy.com: Tons of jobs in all parts of the film industry.

Talent Zoo: A job board for marketing, PR, and advertising.

And of course,  Career Link, COM’s clearinghouse for jobs, internships, events, and job search resources.

Stayed tuned. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about how to start that cover letter and resume.

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