Useful Career Links
These are some useful Links for Job Seekers:
1) A Linked In Profile is a must!! Being in Linked In helps you find people but also helps them find you! 77% of employers use networking websites to recruit candidates (Society for Human Resource Management 2013 study). Get started with your Linked In Profile today at http://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students.html
2) Job Shadow - http://www.jobshadow.com/
An online “virtual” job shadowing site if you are not sure what job titles mean or what kind of a job you are interested in? Job shadow has hundreds of job titles with explanations of what those jobs are really all about written by people actually in those jobs. This is a great way to explore many different jobs from a real world perspective.
3) The Vault - http://www.vault.com/
The preeminent database for student job seekers. Its your “go to” online reference to research companies you are interested in. The Interview Guides have great information you can review for role-specific interviews. You can even search job postings. The Vault has good skills building blogs too. For example, an April 22, 2014 post by Gerald Buck recommends 8 questions to ask a hiring manager during an interview. Find the blogpost here: http://www.vault.com/blog/
Access the Vault from the McQuade Library homepage. (Click on Databases, then v)
4) The Expert Guide to Daniel H. Pink’s To Sell Is Human (ISBN 978-1-62315-133-1) $6.99
This is a quick and easy read with some great ideas on how to influence or persuade which is exactly what will set you apart in an interview and then help you get things done on the job.
5) Career Rookie - http://www.careerrookie.com/
An online forum for college students with practical career advice on internship/job hunting and resumes. A great blog with short easy to read articles like this:
7 Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume: http://tinyurl.com/readB4UWrite
How Studying Abroad Can Help You in the Working World: http://tinyurl.com/whystudyabroad
A Job Board with Local Job Postings: http://www.careerrookie.com/recommended/jobs
And, an online magazine: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1d5b5ee#/b1d5b5ee/1