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You will also want to search for professional associations related to your major and/or career interest. They may have job boards or networking opportunities available.

Chambers of Commerce provide resources for finding employment in specific areas: US Chamber of Commerce

For more job and internship resources, please make an appointment with career services by logging on to CyHire and selecting “Request an Advising Appointment”

Third Party Employers

As you conduct your job search you will find that some employers hire third-party organizations to assist them in identifying and hiring candidates. Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services recommends that you be aware of issues that are pertinent to working with these organizations.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines third-party recruiters as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs." Categories of third-party recruiters include employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, and resume referral firms.

A third-party recruiter may be helpful to you in your job search, but be a wise consumer.

Questions to Ask

How many job openings are there for someone in my field? In some instances, recruiters may not really have the type or number of openings they advertise. They may be more interested in adding your name to their candidate pool as a means of attracting more employers or clients to their services.

How is this information being used? A third-party recruiter is allowed legally to share your resume with the contract employer for positions that you are actually seeking. The recruiter must tell you, in clear terms, that your materials and information will not be shared outside the organization or used for any purpose other than with the company they represent at the time they interview you. The third-party recruiter cannot sell your information to anyone else. You may choose to authorize the recruiter to share your data elsewhere, but your authorization should be given to the recruiter in writing.

Are candidates treated equally and fairly? If you are qualified for the job opportunity, the third-party recruiter must pass your information to employers without regard to your race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Who pays the fee? Before you agree to anything or sign a contract, ask the recruiter who will pay the fee.