All my friends say…

Are you a senior in SBS, and lots of your friends in CICS or Isenberg are deep in the job application/interviewing process?

Are you feeling stressed by this?  Take a breath, and then take note:

Different industries recruit at different times!  If you want to go into the tech or finance / consulting world of work, then YES!  You should be active in your job search now, and we highly recommend you come see us to get your resume reviewed and develop a strategy.

Not interested in tech or finance?  There are other industries recruiting now (check the upcoming career fair employer lists to get a sense of this), but MANY industries do their recruiting later in the year.  Non-profits, most media & communications companies, law firms, and others will do most of their recruiting beginning in the winter and spring.

Any company or organization can post a job at any time of the year, but industries tend to have seasons in which they recruit.

Check out our industry recruiting timeline here.

Wherever your interests lie, you are going to need a resume!  If you’ve never had your resume reviewed, drop in to the SBS Pathways Center (128 Thompson) and meet with a Peer Advisor M-W 10:00am-4:00pm, or Th-F 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  It’s a good idea to do this now, so you are ready to go when your dream job comes along!  If you feel your resume is in OK shape – make an appointment to meet with us, or send your resume to sbscareers@umass.edu for review.  We may still ask you to come in.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick