Job Search Tips

Check out these great resources for finding a job!

Job Searching in a Bad Economy

Find Open Positions

  • ePACK - Employers come here to find NC State students so make this your primary job search resource.  Search and apply for jobs, see what employers are interviewing on campus & post your resume.
  • Other online resources - There are so many websites that post open positions that it can be hard to know where to start.  Here are a few that you may find helpful.

Find Companies
Sometimes you need to go directly to the company that you want to work for to get information on their hiring practices & to apply for their vacant positions.  Here are a few resources that will help:

  • ePACK - has a great employer database
  • CareerSearch - this database includes over one million companies along with contact names, addresses, phone numbers and a variety of company background information. The database can be searched according to industry type, location, and keywords.
                  You will need the following information to login:
                        Client Referral: ncstate04
                        See the "new users" link on the left side of the page and create your own account.
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - member organizations are listed here.  Looking to relocate?  Check out the chamber of commerce website for the city you are moving to.
  • Research Triangle Park - this site lists all the companies that are located in RTP
  • NC Biotechnology - search for biotech companies all over North Carolina

CALS Career Services hosts several events throughout the year to assist students with finding a job.  Check out our events calendar for specific dates, times and registration information.

  • CALS Career Expo - Over 100 companies come to campus each year looking for CALS students.  Bring your resume and get valuable face time with these employers.  This event takes place each year in October.
  • Speed Networking - Think "speed dating" with a professional twist.  Come speak with professionals in your area of interest, but do it quick!  You will rotate through six professionals and have a chance to mingle at the reception afterward.

ePACK Resources

Helpful Handouts

Job Search Tips

Job Search Tips in the Competitive Job Market

Transition from Student to Professional 

Why Should I Hire You? 

Finding Jobs in the Federal Government 

PowerPoint Presentation
How to navigate the job-search process

Contact Database
Useful template to keep track of contacts

Senior Year Timeline
A checklist to help you prepare for your search

Salary Negotiation
You've found your job, now get the salary you deserve

Consider Temping
How temporary employment can work for you

What to Wear to Work
Learn how to dress the part

Career Resources for Students with Disabilities