YSN CareerSOS: What are some other approaches to looking for a job?

amanda-laackmannI went to my University the other day to get advice on taking a different approach to applying for jobs. They pretty much told me that when I make phone calls to companies and such that I should ask for the department that I’m interested in and say that I’m looking for advice, and that I will more likely get better information and do better networking. Other than making phone calls, I’ve been applying for jobs directing from websites and searching for job postings on international study abroad websites. Is this a good strategy?

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