Contact: Audrey Larkin
Staff & Program Administrator
As a referral service, employers reach out to us with job opportunities asking us to connect them to potential candidates. In order to learn about what jobs have been referred to IPC, you must be added to our Job Seekers Email Listserv. To be added, please complete a short form linked here. We will send an email every week as new jobs come in. If an email isn't sent every week, this means no new jobs have been referred to us. If you have any questions in regard to this new process, please feel free to call the office. Please note that we post jobs in good faith and do not screen employers.
New Job & New City
Once you arrive in the United States it is a good idea to get your job hunt started as soon as you possibly can. Whether you are here for a short or a long time - time flies!
Applying for positions
Before you apply - research who is hiring for the job.
Getting your application in to the right hands is crucial - this cannot be emphasized enough.
Company websites will give you the names of the heads of the various departments. These are the people who you want your resume to go to. The “decision makers.”
Before you call them know what you are going to say to sell yourself.
Know about the company and why you want to work there.
Networking is by far the easiest way to find a job. Studies show that 70-80% of jobs today are secured through networking.
Get in touch with relevant organizations and attend their networking events.
Seek out alumni gatherings, Irish business events. E.g BIBA - INBoston
Dress professionally and talk to as many people as possible.
Follow up with the people you meet if they say they can help you. Ask for their business cards. Link in to them through professional networks and follow up with an email . When emailing, attach a copy of your resume and mention what you are looking for. Thank them for any help they can give you. If they get back to you and tell you they can’t help you ask them if they know anyone who can.
Create a professional account with reasons for employers to hire you.
You are the product they are going to buy.
Get testimonials from lecturers, previous employers – NOT friends.
You can do market research here to investigate the local job market in the city of your choice, use a professional photo
You can apply for jobs, join groups, and get employment advice and much more through LinkedIn.
It is free and very user friendly.