Summary: Strategies for Job Search Success in aTight Economy
With graduation quickly approaching we are aware that some of you may still be job seeking. Although the current economic re-
cession is foremost on the minds of anyone seeking employment, UM engineering students and graduates are still very much in
demand. However, employers are being more cautious about commitments and the numbers of anticipated hires have been, ac-
cording to the research, reduced. Here are a few recommendations for those students still looking for employment in this tight
Stay Positive! Although we admit this can be tough, staying positive will help you stay motivated, focused, and ensure you are
working on your job search EVERY DAY.
Refine and Update your Resume- A well written and visually pleasing resume can make a difference in securing interviews.
There may be more experiences to add, completed projects and co-curricular activities to include. If you haven't, make sure to
visit the ECRC for a resume critique!
Register or Keep Using HireME- We hope you have and are using HireME for your job search. If not, register an account
ASAP as employers continue to post jobs in the HireME system specifically for UM engineers. Act broadly when using the system
including when choosing the search criteria you use. Be open to exploring a number of job opportunities in the system, even those
that are not your "dream jobs".
Utilize a Diverse Approach- Visit corporate, research facilities', educational institutions or other employing organizations web-
sites in your area(s) of interest. There are numerous tools on the internet offering employment opportunities. There is a list of
Job Search Links and Grad Resources on our website under Job Search Resources to help you get started.
Pay Attention to Hot Job Markets- Although generally the job market is cool, there are four areas experts indicate are grow-
ing at stronger rates. These include: the U.S. Government, Healthcare, Green Technology and Sustainability, and Information Tech-