An International Student Guide to Job Searching in Cleveland

Most Effective Job Search Methods:

Networking

75-80% of jobs are found through networking!

Networking is the ongoing process of growing personal contacts to gain information about careers. Networking does not involve asking anyone for a job! Your goal is to continually build a network that reaches within your career field until you uncover employer needs.

Get your networking started with a Global Cleveland volunteer: https://globalcleveland.org/international-newcomers/signup/

 

Respond to Job Openings

5-15% of all jobs are found through job postings

In addition to applying for job openings, use them as a research tool to see what types of positions and skills are listed in your field.

Browse openings here: globalcleveland.org/career-resources/job-listings

 

Work with Recruiters

10-20% of all jobs are found through recruiters

Retained recruiters are hired by companies to recruit senior level executives with salaries close to $100k and above.

Contingency recruiters seek a broader range of recruits from lower mid-level through and including senior level professionals. Call several firms that specialize in your field and follow up weekly to inquire about available opportunities.

Contact us for more information about recruiters in the Cleveland area.

 

Contact Companies Directly

5-15% of all jobs are found by contacting companies directly

Coffee meetings, informational interviews, volunteering and internships are great ways to get to know a prospective employer! Research the companies that work in your field and get networking! globalcleveland.org/career-resources/employers-and-industries

Stay tuned, we will cover Tips for Success in our February Newsletter!

 

Questions?

Contact Global Cleveland

P: (216) 472-3282

E: [email protected]

1422 Euclid Ave, Suite 1652

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

 


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There are many reasons to have an internship program, but perhaps the most telling is the fact that nationally employers made full-time offers to 64.8% of their interns. (According to the 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Internship and Coop Survey.

Internships.com provides these 10 reasons to have an internships program:
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