Career Center


Career Center
315-859-4332 (fax)

Job Search

There are two basic strategies to finding a job, both of which should be used:

  1. Respond to an advertised opening
  2. Identify organizations and inquire about opportunities

In both cases you need to take the following steps:

Develop a Plan

  1. Decide on and of interest
  2. Choose a geographic area on which to focus
  3. Assess prior experience and draft a resume

Search for Opportunities 

  1. Search and print resources regularly
  2. Talk with Hamilton alumni, family, friends of family, and other acquaintances
  3. Generate a list of organizations in your field of interest (CareerSearch is an excellent online resource to use for developing a "prospect list.")


  1. Apply to each organization of interest
  2. Target your and to each specific position
  3. Make an appointment to have a Peer or Career Counselor review application materials
  4. Send required materials well in advance of deadlines

Follow Up and Interview

  1. Contact each organization to confirm receipt of materials and to set up an in-person or phone interview (if appropriate)
  2. Prepare for and  conduct a practice interview at the Career Center

The Career Center staff is available to help you with all aspects of the job search process. Please call 315-859-4346 to make an appointment.