Job Search Timeline

September

  • Attend Senior Night in the PSGE Center to ensure you are aware of the many resources available.
  • Make an appointment to see a career advisor to plan your individual job search strategy.
  • Register on Hartwick's online Job Database, WickWORKS.

October

  • Begin researching career options that fit with your interests, skills, values, and preferences. Consider taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (currently the most widely utilized personality preference instrument in the world).
  • Develop your resume, draft a cover letter, and establsh a LinkedIn profile.
  • Start to network by contacting faculty, family, former employers, friends, teammates, and alumni to inform them of your career interests and include them in your job search process.
  • Identify at least three individuals (faculty, past employers, internship supervisors) and ask them if they would serve as references.
  • Attend Senior Networking (MetroLink in New York City) during October Break.
  • Network with Hartwick alumni during True Blue Weekend.

November - December

  • Make an appointment to see a career advisor for continued advice and guidance on your job search.
  • Develop a finalized resume.
  • Connect with professionals on LinkedIn.
  • Schedule a mock interview with a career advisor.
  • Attend the Business Recruiting Day on campus. 
  • Research potential employers online at www.spotlightoncareers.org, www.onetonline.org, www.careerinfo.net, WickWORKS, and check out internship opportunities.
  • Begin making direct contact with potential employers. Send targeted cover letters and resumes to the appropriate hiring officials.

January

  • Make an appointment to see a career advisor.
  • Sign up to use the online alumni community The Wall for career advice and networking.
  • Set up informational interviews with employers to learn more about careers.
  • Start applying for positions.

February - March

  • Make an appointment to see a career advisor.
  • Continue to follow up with employers.
  • Schedule a mock interview with a career advisor.
  • Review your resume and cover letter for effectiveness. Revise if necessary.
  • Attend Senior Networking Event (MetroLink in Boston) during Spring break.
  • Use Spring Break to schedule job interviews.
  • Consultant with career advisor on proper interview attire and professional dress.

April-May

  • Attend the Kick Start Your Career Conference.
  • Begin evaluating job offers.
  • Before graduation, see a career advisor about services for alumni.
  • Tell Career Services about your postgraduate plans.