Find a job that suits you.
Conducting a job search
Conducting a job search can be quite the process however if you use your resources and tools you may find the career of your dreams.
Resumes are an essential part of the job search and most applications require that you have this document for submission. Visit the Career & Professional Development’s Resume Resources page to see samples and learn more about perfecting your document.
Handshake is a great place to start looking for job opportunities in the field you want to work. Employers seeking UW Oshkosh students to fill their vacancies post to Handshake regularly.
Relocation Tools whether you want to stay local or venture out-of-state relocation tools can help you identify important aspects to think about in your search – salary comparisons, climate, school districts, crime rates and more.
Approaching salary discussions
Visit the Salaries and Negotiations page for detailed information about:
- Negotiating salary
- Benchmark salary data
- Salary resources
- Calculating salary
- Calculating cost of living
Understanding job offers
It is important to understand and compare all aspects of your job offer. Listed below are successful strategies to help you when you are going through this process. It is also key to understand all the different components included in typical job offers, so you can make sure to note which ones are important to you and can ask about them when the times comes.
Job Offer – Strategies for Success:
Negotiate only after you receive an offer.
Do not accept a position immediately. Say thank you for the offer and share your excitement; but exercise patience. Once you receive an offer you have power to leverage in the negotiation process.
Request the offer in writing. You may not have another opportunity to negotiate specific elements of the offer. Be strategic, and do not forget to discuss pre-planned vacations, weddings and any professional obligations.
Take time to consider the offer. Ask for a copy of the benefits to review, and ask questions of the HR representative. Be leery of companies who pressure you for an on-the-spot decision. Confirm the deadline for response and who to contact with your response and questions.
Be respectful and flexible. You want this to be a win-win for you and the organization. Be prepared to decline the offer if you are unsatisfied that your minimum requirements are not addressed.
Before you accept an offer, BE SURE it is the right decision for you. Read contracts carefully prior to signing; you may have to repay thousands of dollars if you rescind your acceptance. It is unethical and unprofessional to accept an offer and later back out and accept an offer from another organization.
The following article goes into great detail about 24 components that are most common to a benefit package including insurances, vacation time, 401k retirement plans and much more: https://collegegrad.com/jobsearch/successful-job-offer-negotiation/evaluating-your-benefits-package
If you would like a worksheet as a guide to review your offer and to identify details of each component of your offer, such as your start date, schedule, wage, insurance, benefits, etc., check out the Get Hired! Guide.
Reviewing an offer you get is very important, and here is why:
If you are actively seeking jobs/internships, one strategy you should consider as a UW Oshkosh student is to use Handshake to connect with active position postings. Handshake is FREE for all UW Oshkosh students.
Handshake is the online recruiting system and job database for students, faculty and staff, alumni and employers. It is a one-stop-shop of employment for UW Oshkosh students & alumni.
- More job and internship opportunities than ever before.
- Connect with more than 180,000 employers – including small, local businesses to large national and international organizations.
- View UW Oshkosh Career Fairs, Tables of Titans and other industry-focused events.
- Schedule career and industry advising appointments and on-campus interviews with employers from across the nation.
Log in to Handshake in three easy steps!
- Log in to uwosh.joinhandshake.com
- Complete your profile to personalize your job feed<
- Start searching for active jobs or internships that interest you professionally
- Go Public – allow employers to view your profile in your account and upload a resume and make that document visible. These two steps allow employers seeking qualified candidates to see you in the system.
- View and apply for jobs/internships online
- Aiew and apply for Hire a Titan! On-campus Interviews with employers visiting UW Oshkosh
- Access GoinGlobal, a resource for identifying USA and International job opportunities and information about cultural considerations
- Access Big Interview a mock interview tool that allows you to practice your interviewing skills
- If you need assistance with your resume prior to uploading one to Handshake, view samples under the Resume Resources Web page or contact us to make an appointment with an advisor.
Uploading Documents to Handshake
How to Search and Apply for Jobs
How to Save a Job Search
From Campus to Career
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Oshkosh, WI 54901
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