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How to Approach Your Job Search

About the Instructor

Roxanne Farkas MA Career Advisor UC San Diego received her BA degree in Sociology and Minor in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento and her MA degree in Career Counseling from Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA. She has had the opportunity to work in Human Resources with the Lawrence Livermomre National Laboratory and Ericcson Wireless. She moved into education after working in private and government sectors and has been with the University of California, San Diego for eight years. Here, Roxanne also teaches career transition courses for working adults as part of the UC San Diego Extension program.

Her ultimate daily goal is to assist a diverse college student population with career decisions, making goals, and motivating and encouraging students to start a career action plan in the early stages. She believes that anything you do in life is considered invaluable to your personal and career development. She encourages individuals to take full advantage of all opportunities that may come - it could only lead to a bigger and brighter future.

What's the best way to start your job search off on the right track? Get an overview of a multitude of job search tactics and begin the process of selecting the strategies that make the most sense for you.

Presentation Materials
  • Download the slides
       [pdf]  [slide show(PowerPoint not required to view)
  • Download the hand-outs 
       - Job Search Methods [pdf]
       - Sample Job Description [pdf]
       - 40 Questions to Ask in Networking Interviews [pdf]