Online Resources for Lafayette Alumni
In addition to our individualized services for you, we know that sometimes you just need the right resource at the right time to inspire or instruct, to get you motivated and moving, or to get you back on track.
We are constantly combing the web for great resources for you, and here is a list of some of our “finds”. We will continue to update them, so check back for new sources!
RÉSUMÉ BASICS- Excellent overview, but ignore the section on “Objectives” and “References Available Upon Request”- do not include them. Ignore advertising of services.
RÉSUMÉ & COVER LETTER TIPS: Learn about resume writing, cover letter writing, electronic resume formatting, interviewing, and salary. See 100s of sample resumes and cover letters.
KEEPING YOUR RÉSUMÉ CURRENT – Wall Street Journal: No longer do job candidates simply present a Word document of their qualifications. Today, they need to craft a package both online and off to present to a prospective employer.
“BOTOX FOR YOUR RÉSUMÉ” –updating your résumé: You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s all in the packaging.” So, give yourself an image makeover, a social media/technology makeover, and a resume makeover to combat job search ageism.
GAPS ON RESUMES: Strategy for handling them on paper and in person. Aimed at Finance, but applicable to all industries:
RESUME: “Keep Your Resume Out Of The Black Hole”: 10 simple ideas to keep your resume out of ‘the black hole’.
EXCEPTIONAL COVER LETTER TECHNIQUE: “The Only Cover Letter Worth Sending”: It’s a question that many people struggle with. Should they attached a cover letter as a separate Microsoft Word document? Should the cover letter be the body of the email? Does anyone actually read cover letters?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW MAKES THE CASE FOR THE BRIEF COVER LETTER: There are really only a few times to use a cover letter.
CAREER MANAGEMENT & CAREER PATHS
CAREER MANAGEMENT ADVICE-career help and advice
CEO CAREER PATH -Accounting, Advertising, Women Mentors: How I Got Here=Bringing Organic back from the Brink
BECOMING A PHYSICIAN-Advice applicable to any career path
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Purpose-driven leadership
100 BEST COMPANIES- from CNN MONEY:
Full-Time Employee PLUS Freelancer: The New American Career Path
Lawyers in Transition
For lawyers at every stage in their career : Resources for lawyers in transition, featuring New York-based live seminars and online archived webcasts on many aspects of career search.
BLOGS & NEWSLETTERS:
CAREER MANAGEMENT & JOB SEARCH NEWSLETTER - ignore promos, read for great content and advice
NEW GRAD LIFE BLOG- topics include resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more.
TOP-RATED CAREER BLOGS -Amazing collection
HUMAN RESOURCES- Renegade HRmaven tells all
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW- Most popular posts
JOB SEARCH: “HOW TO FIND A JOB IN 2 HOURS OR LESS”
NON-TRADITIONAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES-”Try Tweeting”
CAREER BLOG FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN-The Daily Muse is a career- and lifestyle-focused magazine and community for professional women.
JOB SEARCH WEBSITES FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES: So you’ve graduated, you’re home and it’s time to start (or continue) the job search. The internet offers so much career advice, it can be overwhelming, so here are some key places to start.
50 INTERESTING ENGINEERS WORTH A FOLLOW ON TWITTER -Blogineering is a carefully crafted web sanctum where engineers and those interested in such career paths can find advice, hacks, and commentary on many of the important engineering topics of the day.
Get better LinkedIn people-search results with “Boolean Logic” – LinkedIn’s “Advanced People Search” feature is a fantastic tool for finding people in your extended network or shared groups who can help you to reach your career goals.
SITES FOR JOBS IN PUBLISHING/MEDIA/PR
JOB BOARDS FOR CREATIVE SERVICES
Creative industry job boards /portfolio hosting websites for web and graphic designers
Krop- the brightest minds & best companies
Coroflot Portfolios -the fast, easy way to get your creative projects in front of the right people
Qualified Creatives – creative staffing job board
Jobs in the Arts
INTERVIEWING – An excellent series of articles dealing with aspects of interviewing
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW ON SKYPE-Like it or not, Skype video interviews are becoming a regular part of the job application process.
YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IS A STORY -Stories are one of the most effective forms of social currency. They build powerful connections between ideas, people and action. You are missing out on the value of your personal brand if it isn’t a story.
10 GOOD WAYS TO ‘TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF -If Hollywood made a movie about my life, it would be called… and nine more memorable answers to this dreaded job interview question.
LINKEDIN- NEW USER TRAINING: Getting the most out of your LinkedIn account
LINKEDIN -HOW TO USE AS A JOB SEEKER-LinkedIn is the best tool to help you land that dream job. Follow these tips to help you best utilize LinkedIn for your job search.
TOP LINKEDIN JOB SEEKER GROUPS-Top 25 Job Seeker GroupsTo Help Build Your Brand and Launch Your Career
THE ROYAL WAVE: Networking E-Book by Matt Levy
LINKEDIN: Other LinkedIn Resources
CAN INTROVERTS LEAD? By Harvard Business Review
TED TALKS: Amazing series of global speakers on Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The best thoughts form the top thought-leaders in the world in 15 minutes!
New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman talks about how average is officially over in a hyperconnected world.
JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
Alumni Central – Your gateway tot eh best jobs on the internet for recent graduates
GLASSDOOR.COM Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company…
INDEED.COM- Job board aggregator:
IDEALIST.ORG- Non-Profit Jobs
THELADDERS-a comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals. Lots of great career articles.
FORBES ONLINE-For everything “Business”
JOB SEARCH-Great job search sites for recent grads
ONLINE JOB SEARCH: AVOIDING THE BLACK HOLE-Many job seekers have long suspected their online employment applications disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again. Their fears may not be far off the mark. . .
THE TOP 100 “NICHE” JOB SITES. Looking for an accounting job? A job in fashion? In marketing? Find specialized jobsites here.
Suggested Additional Reading-Books:
Working Identity- Ibarra
Life Launch- Fredric Hudson
Is Your Genius at Work?-Richards
Do What You Are- Tieger and Barron-Tieger
Washington, DC Networking Reception
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Washington, DC 20004
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Congratulations Class of 2013-Let us know what your plans are!
Congratulations to the Class of 2013 We would love to know what your plans are for after gradutation. If we didn’t get a chance to speak with you at the bookstore during Grad Finale, please take a minute to fill out our post grad survey form. Please fill it whether you’ve secured plans or not; [...]
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