There are many ways to look for jobs and internships, some of which are better than others. A multifaceted approach is usually most effective. Presented below are some of the most common strategies.
Talk to everyone you know to develop a list of possible contacts; ask contacts for information on jobs/companies and to circulate your resume. Create a professional social network contact page on LinkedIn.
Speak to, make contact, and interview with many employers in one location.
Search online job banks and company web sites such as JobSpace, the CSS job posting site. Submit resume online or post your resume on job boards.
Meet with employers on-campus to interview for jobs and internships.
Develop a good cover letter tailored to a specific type of job and the needs of the company. Send letter with resume to selected companies.
Respond to employment agency ads in newspapers; check phone book and internet for names of agencies to contact.
Visit many companies. Arrange to see someone in a specific department. Submit resume and application, if possible.
Scan want ads and mail resume with cover letter tailored to specific qualifications.
For more details including pros, cons and tools needed for each of the above strategies, please refer to the Job Search Handbook.