The ingredients for a successful search include a smart strategy, variety of tactics, and consistent outreach. Personal sources, alumni, connections from the families of your friends, and recommendations from your social, religious, or other communities are especially valuable. Of course, your search strategy must include regularly reviewing the opportunities posted on Handshake, LinkedIn, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, and other conventional places.

If you still aren’t getting the results you want, then it’s time to spice up your search. Take it up a notch by going to sites that have specific opportunities for communication majors. Here are sites actively promoting job opportunities and internship opportunities for those who have communication, marketing, advertising, creative, and digital skills and interests.

Kick It Up A Notch!

Visit and in the search bar, type in: #marketingjob, #advertisingjob, #writingjob, #socialmediajob, #entertainmentjob, or whatever you are seeking (just remember to add the hashtag). You will find companies using their Twitter presence to recruit prospective employees and interns. They may not be posting these openings on any other site – so the odds of getting a response and landing a job may be more in your favor.

Stir the Pot Often

As you can see, like any good stew, your job search activity is not just a “set it and forget it” activity. Keep mixing in new tactics and turn up the heat. In other words, visit and interact on these career-specific sites regularly. Keep your resume and LinkedIn presence up-to-date. Follow your target companies on all the social media sites, and comment on their posts so you get noticed.

Next Steps

  1. Visit career-specific sites to see the type of opportunities listed.
  2. Consider customizing your resume for each site, to match the type of employers and job postings you find on each one.
  3. Make sure to continue visiting conventional sites. Use a variety of different titles including coordinator, administrator, assistant, and customer service along with your area of interest like sustainability, energy, food, entertainment, fashion, and more.