Finding a Job

Learn how to navigate your job search.

Job searching is a multi-step process that can take an average job search takes of 3-6 months! That's why it's important to use your time as wisely as you can in your job search strategies.

Check out Stuckert Career Center & HR's Student Employer "4 easy ways to find a job" sheet (attached below)

Online Job Searching Resources

There are several online tools to assist you in your job search:

  • Handshake is exclusive to UK students and is the preferred online job resource for employers specifically seeking UK students. The Career Center posts internships and jobs (local, national and global), upcoming events, employer info sessions, and more.
  • Glassdoor is an online job board linking you to thousands of jobs. You can research companies, employee reviews, personalized salary tool, etc.
  • LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people.
  • GoinGlobal is a database that contains country-specific career and employment resources for more than 80 locations. You can use job searching resources, learn about work permits/visa regulations, resume guidelines, interview tips, etc.

Please review these tips and resources on job search strategies:

    Participate in On-Campus Interviewing

    Every year, the Career Center hosts local, state, and national companies that come to campus specifically to interview and hire UK students and alumni for seasonal, part-time, and full-time jobs and internships. To access the schedule of interviews and register for upcoming interviews, visit Handshake.

    Prepare Yourself! Avoid Job Scams

    UK Students and alumni are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting off-campus employment. The Stuckert Center staff are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers. Questions about safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment are appropriate and important and should be discussed before accepting employment. The Stuckert Center and UK cannot guarantee terms of employment posted by an employer and are not responsible for employer misconduct.”