Here is some advice for job hunting. When considering any job, it can
be helpful to have informational interviews with people who work at
your target organization to find out what it is like to work there,
and what it takes to get through the hiring process.
LinkedIn is a service which allows you to search through the profiles
of over 4.2 million professionals worldwide. With a basic free
account, you can contact many of these people to get an inside
connection at organizations in which you are interested. Anyone can
join at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com .
On top of the basic free service available to everyone, SJSU sponsors
a LinkedIn Group for SJSU alumni, which appears to be open to those
nearing graduation as well. This LinkedIn Group enables you to
directly access almost 400 alumni. To sign up, go to
LinkedIn is a great tool for strengthening student and alumni
connections to help each other out, whether you use it for job
hunting, finding business contacts, offering your services, etc.
If you would like to learn more about how to grow your professional
contact network using LinkedIn, see
Rick Upton SJSU '92