Navigating the job search process, enduring a career transition, or becoming a new hire can be challenging, especially in today's economy. To help you sort through the confusion and give direction to your professional growth, the Alumni Association and Career Development Center have partnered to bring graduates the information, tips and advice needed to ensure success. Whether you're a recent graduate just starting on the job hunt or a seasoned expert looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we're here to help.
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11 Keys To Successful Job Search Networking
An excellent article from Spin Strategy giving specifics of one person’s successful networking efforts – from the perspective of her networking contact.
9 Ways To Bruise A Networking Relationship
A Spin Strategy piece offering specific examples of how NOT to network.
A Quick Fix To Keep You Organized
The Job Search Ninja says staying organized when you are looking for a new job can be a job in itself.
10 Dumb Things to Avoid in a Job Interview
It really is amazing what some people will say and do in an interview. Read this post at Spin Strategy and avoid missteps that will sink your chances of success in an interview.
Office Depot Extends Free Resume Copies and Faxing Offer
Millions of Americans are in need of a little assistance – especially those actively seeking employment opportunities. That’s why Office Depot is extending a program that provides FREE copies of resumes and free faxing for the rest of 2009.
Beware the Phone Interview!
According to Career Rocketeer, job seekers take phone interviews lightly, but these situations are wrought with danger for an unprepared, or overly casual candidate.
Rock Your Resume in Any Situation
Whether you're currently employed, facing a layoff or looking for a job, keeping your resume up-to-date is always important. In today's economy, however, it's even more vital to have a current copy of your resume on hand.
Focus on Your Target Companies
According to a survey just published by ExecuNet, 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 73 percent of executives find career options from networking. What do you think the percentage would be if you targeted a specific company, did your research, and found contacts at the company from your network?
Internships for Adults
Non-traditional internships are giving adults the chance to change careers, get experience, and pursue a different path in our challenging economy. This article gives the reasons businesses are opening their doors for professionals who are already past the college age.
Take Advantage of Social Networking
Professionals of all ages and industries are looking to social networking tools such as blogs, communities and job sites to propel their careers to the next level. It pays to be connected - even if you're a more "mature" job seeker.
Transitioning Between For-Profit and Not-for-Profit
As salaries drop and more seek to pursue their passions, professionals should be taking note of the challenges and opportunities that present themselves as the result of a transition into the not-for-profit world.
What Now for MBAs?
Where are the best opportunities for aspiring business leaders? BNET talked to business school professors, recruiters and companies, then identified four career tracks where demand for management talent is likely to remain strong through the recession and beyond.
Chaotic times require deep situational awareness, excellent communication, superb teamwork, and constant flexibility. If you're looking for insight on how to steer your way through the fog of this unprecedented downturn, BNET can help you find some clarity.
Find 'Hidden' Postings on LinkUp
For finding jobs that often fall between the cracks of the major career sites like Monster and CareerBuilder, take a look at LinkUp, a job search site that pulls positions directly from corporate websites. No registration, no resumes, and no community - just a job search, pure and simple.