So, I'll be graduating with my master's in public health in December 2015. With that said, I'm very eager to get the ball rolling on the 'job hunt' process, and hope to secure a position well before my degree is conferred to me. This is not my first rodeo. I've held many full time, permanent jobs prior to graduate school, and am hoping to obtain a mid-level to manager level position. I've already begun exhausting job boards, connecting and building relationships with alumni from my program and firms that I would like to gain employment with after graduate school, and have even gone as far as applying to numerous positions and setting up informational interviews. The process has been slower than I had anticipated, so I was just wondering how far in advance will employers begin reviewing your materials and consider hiring you if you're the right person for the job? I should say that most of my interest lies in the private sector, i.e. working for government contractor firms and management consulting firms that contract out to CDC, NIH, DHHS, etc.