In today's unstable and uncertain economic climate, we know that our alumni have a greater need than ever for career guidance. In order to provide timely and relevant information to our graduates, the Alumni Association and Career Development Center are partnering on "Career Resources", which is now a regular feature in Alumni Connect. Each month, you'll find a link to articles with advice on areas such as networking, resume writing, cover letter writing and job search strategies.
Please note that we do not necessarily endorse any of the content providers, and we receive no compensation in exchange for their inclusion here.
New Jersey Collegiate Career Day
Thursday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
New Brunswick, N.J.
Binghamton alumni are invited to participate in the 44th Semi-Annual New Jersey Collegiate Career Day. This event is open to all college students and graduates from any school, and will host 150 employers with full-time jobs and internships.
Details, resume submittal, directions/parking instructions, and a list of employers are available online beginning May 1. Look for the link at the TOP of the Rutgers Career Services homepage. DO NOT click on "Student Login to CareerKnight." Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
New York MyWorkster Career Fair
Thursday, June 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Binghamton University's Career Development Center is joining with MyWorkster.com and approximately 25 other institutions in sponsoring a multi-school, alumni-only job fair.
Online registration begins May 1. Registration is REQUIRED and is limited to the first 2,500 registrants. A non-refundable $10 registration fee is required. Sign up early, as this event is expected to fill very quickly!
Participation is restricted to alumni of partner institutions. A complete list of partner institutions can be found on the job fair registration page.
References that help you seal the deal
According to Salary.com, references are not an afterthought. Rather, they can have a significant impact on the final hiring decision. You need to be ready at a moment’s notice to provide potential employers with at least three solid references.
5 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills in This Tough Economy
It doesn't matter if you are looking for a job, trying to keep your job, or prospecting for new customers; one thing that makes you stand out above all others, according to Kathy Hrach of Write On Results, is good communication skills.
Need work? Update yourself
In a brief video, Gerri Willis, CNN's personal finance editor, gives advice on updating yourself to find a new job.
Job hunting for introverts
If you're not naturally outgoing and networking drives you nuts, you may find a job search difficult. Anne Fisher - a contributor to CNNMoney.com - explains what you should do.
Internships Are Not for Students Only
People usually think of internships as a way for students to get work experience before they graduate. Internships, however, according to About.com, don't have to be exclusively for students. An internship can be helpful for someone changing his or her career, or returning to work after an extended absence.
Previous Career Resources article: March 2009