Student Resources

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      Job Search Strategies and Featured Resources

      Review a sampling of some of the best resources to explore careers that match your interests and skills.

      DEAN CareerLink: Dean College’s internal job and internship posting database which also has a resume building tool, information on career events and workshops. Use the How to Use DEAN CareerLink tip sheet to get started.

      Glassdoor.com: Search engine and advice. This site has a lot to offer.

      ALMIS State Projections: Provides information for occupational employment growth, state by state.

      Bureau of Labor Statistics: Government database that profiles hundreds of career occupations.

      Career Advice: Career planning tips provided by The Ladders.

      Career One Stop: Your source for employment information and inspiration.

      Mind Tools: Excellent overall career resource that focuses on skills needed to succeed in any career.

      Jobipedia.org: Career advice from America’s leading companies. Every answer you read on jobipedia℠ was written by someone from a large employer who actually hires employees for a living.

      Mass.gov: A variety of employment-related services for job seekers and businesses are available at the Commonwealth's network of One-Stop Career Centers.

      The Riley Guide: A gateway for job search and career information.

      Wet Feet: Personalized, insider answers that help you get your dream job.

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      Career Seekers with Disabilities

      These resources focus on exploring career opportunities, and your rights, as a person with a disability.

      Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD): COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

      Disability.gov: This Federal government website contains comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide.

      Diversity Inc: This site is a resource for employers focused on increasing their employee diversity. Great resource for people looking for jobs as well.

      DiversityWorking.com: Largest diversity Job Board online.

      Enable America: Enable America’s objective is to increase employment among people with disabilities in the United States.

      Getting Hired.com: Resources for talented people with disabilities.

      Job Accommodation Network (JAN): The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

      National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD):

      The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A workbook that can be downloaded from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability.

      USAJOBS: The Federal government is committed to hiring people with disabilities. This site lays out the guidelines.

      U.S. Office of Personnel Management: This site will take you to a list of nationally-based coordinators who oversee the hiring of adults with disabilities

      WRP (WorkforceRecruitment Program): WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

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      LGBTQ Career Seekers

      As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) student, you may find yourself faced with career planning challenges related to your sexual orientation. We strive to always be supportive in helping you navigate your career search. Connect with us directly and also consider the following resources.

      About.com: Scholarships for LGBT students.

      Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: Site includes job listings.

      Federal Globe: LGBT organization that represents the interests of Federal employees.

      Human Rights Campaign: Scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied undergraduate and graduate students.

      NGLCC: The NGLCC is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community.

      Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: Non-profit organization that discussed LGBT workplace issues.

      Out for Work: A nonprofit dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBT college students and their allies for the workplace.

      Out in the Workplace?: Guide written by UPenn Career Services counselors offers advice about coming out during the job search process and in the workplace, in addition to resume writing and interviewing tips.

      Out Professionals: The nation’s leading gay and lesbian networking organization.

      ProGayJobs.com: Recruitment site dedicated to gays and lesbians to get jobs in gay-friendly companies.

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      Veteran Career Seekers

      Veterans have the opportunity and the skill sets to enter a variety of industries. You bring experience from both inside and beyond the classroom. Check out these resources for your job search.

      Call of Duty Endowment and TORQ: The Transformational Occupational Relationship Quotient (TORQ) is a great resource to help veterans translate their military experience to civilian occupations. There are additional sites and resources built in as well.

      Career Command Post: A great resource for those making the transition from military to civilian life.

      ClearanceJobs.com: Website dedicated to matching U.S. job seekers that hold an active Federal security clearance to top hiring companies searching for new employees.

      FedsHireVets: One stop resource for Federal veteran employment information.

      GIJobs.com: Resources for post military success.

      Military.com: Military and veteran career services and job postings (powered by Monster.com).

      MilitaryHire.com: A joint venture between veterans and corporate recruiters, this site helps veterans seek employment and use their skills effectively.

      MilitaryVetJobs.com: acknowledges diversity as an asset in the workplace and works to connect job seekers and employers with their easy-to-use tools, providing one of the most efficient mediums for job search in an increasingly competitive job market.

      My Next Move for Veterans: This interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options and has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers.

      O*Net Online Military Crosswalk: Specific section within the O*Net system in which you can use the Military Occupational Classification system (MOC) to search codes and job titles.

      Transition Assistance Online: Resources, links and job postings geared toward veterans of the US Armed Forces.

      Vet Central: Vet Central is a military specific section of the JobCentral National Labor Exchange website.

      Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS): Information from the U.S. Department of Labor on regulations, legal issues, and resources related to employment of veterans.

      VetJobs.com:  Exclusively endorsed by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

      Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Services:  Offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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      Resumes and Cover Letters

      These are the basic tools for all career and internship searches. They highlight your experience and share what you can do for the employer. These resources will help you create the perfect cover letter and resume.

      AIGA.org: This website talks about the common mistakes made in writing resumes and cover letters, and gives advice on what to do to correct those mistakes.

      Live Career: Examples to help build a great cover letter.

      Resume Companion: This site contains examples of Resumes geared towards the different industries, as well as, resume templates for the different categories of jobs in various fields

      Resume-resource: This website has over 100 examples of resumes varying from the inexperienced college grad to a Wall Street executive.

      Rockport Institute: Contains detailed advice on how to create a resume.
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      Social Media

      There are two aspects to using social media during your job search: as a critical tool during your search and for cleaning your digital dirt. Consult these resources for examples of how to do both.

      During the Job Search:

      LinkedIn: Site that helps you manage your professional identity. You can build and engage with your professional network, while accessing knowledge, insights and opportunities. Need some convincing? Check out this article from Socialmedia.org for a great overview on How to find jobs on LinkedIn.  

      Facebook: We all know Facebook is the largest social media site that helps you stay connected with friends and family. Perhaps it’s time to put those relationships to work in a job or internship search? Here are some ideas from Career Solvers on how to use Facebook in your job search

      Twitter: Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. Looking for tips on how to use Twitter for your job search? Explore this article from the Guardian.

      Do you blog?  You should consider it for your career search. Check out this advice from ProBlogger.

      Google+: Google Plus aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Career Geek Blog shares ideas on how you can use it for your job search.

      Cleaning Your Digital Dirt:  Ever post a comment or picture that may not portray you at your best?  It’s time to clean it up and keep it professional. Bottom line, employers are looking and making interview and hiring decisions based upon your social media messages, pictures and profiles.

      Onward Search: Learn how to prepare your Facebook to be presentable before a job search.

      Experis.us: Key reasons your Facebook should be cleaned up before you start looking for a job.

      Everyday Life Global Post: More advice on how to clean up one's Facebook before a job search.

      Job Hunt: How is Facebook related to your job search?

      College Mapper: Perspectives from a college student regarding cleaning up your social media.

      Clearance Jobs: Managers are looking at your social media. Are you prepared?

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      Networking

      It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Actually, it’s both. Also keep in mind, real career and internship search success is also about who knows you. Three key elements go into networking: how to network, the elevator pitch and informational interviews.

      How to Network:

      7 Tips for Networking: Entrepreneur shares straightforward advice. Take advantage of these ideas.

      24 Networking Tips that Actually Work: This is not a super quick article but genuine networking isn’t super quick either.

      Career Key: A great resource for the basics of networking and how to make a plan.

      How to Network-12 Steps for Shy People: Great resource provided by CIO.com.

      Elevator Pitch:

      Elevator Pitch 101: For when you need to know the basics of what works without feeling awkward.

      Mind Tools: Great insight into how to create your elevator pitch. What you would say when introducing yourself in a networking situation. What it is and when to use it.

      The Prepary: More tips on creating an elevator pitch that comes off natural.

      Informational Interviews: One of the best ways to learn about career possibilities is to speak with people that already work in that career. You’re the one doing the interviewing trying to learn as much as you can.

      5 Reasons Informational Interviews are Important: Solid tips from Mashable.

      200 Information Interview Questions: You should always come up with your own questions—this list will help.

      CareerOneStop: This site will guide you through how to do an informational interview and provides sample questions on what to ask.

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