- Recognize that finding a job will take a long time, and prepare your resume and start looking for jobs early.
- Constantly review advertisements in science and engineering magazines and journals, in newspapers in cities where science and engineering employment centers are, and on the Internet.
- Know yourself so that when you see an opening, you can market yourself—your education, skills, and attributes.
- For research positions, practice presentation of your research before faculty and fellow students.
- Visit your university's career-planning center or library to read some of the many publications that provide guidance in resume preparation and interviewing.
- If you are at the PhD level, understand that academic interviews and resumes are different from those for other positions.