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 Job and Internship Search Strategies

Use these steps to create a successful job search plan:

  1. Learn about careers and identify jobs that match your skills, abilities, interests, strengths, and values to explore your options.
  2. Prepare a resume and cover letter.
  3. Search and apply for job and internship openings using Hire-A-Redbird.
  4. Contact university personnel for guidance, including: your career advisor, internship coordinator, our our internship manager.  
  5. Network to tap into the hidden job market and consider informational interviews.
  6. Visit the Career Resource Guide for job search strategies.
  7. Attend a career event.


Searching online

  • Visit the Career Resource Guide for tips on the best ways to use online tools for your job search.
  • Find job and internship postings and connect with employers seeking Illinois State talent using Hire-A-Redbird.
  • View our list of suggested job search sites.
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