Online Career Resources
This week I’m going to point you to some excellent online resources that can help keep you inspired and full of ideas about how to continue your job search. Whether you know what you want or don’t, are looking for jobs or internships or looking forward to starting the job you already landed, there may be some good resources for you here. And when you’re looking for a break from all your final projects, now you have some places to turn:
1. Blogs. The internet is so chock full of career blogs, it’s amazing. Start here with this mondo list of great career blogs for college students. This list alone will keep you happily distracted for at least the rest of the quarter. Or maybe you’re a career changer who’s already been in the business world and the college blogs aren’t for you? Check out the Harvard Business Review blog for other career tips. Also check out informational blogs for the specific industry you’re in, the library world is full of them, like this one. There are also a host of great blogs on self-employment and entrepreneurship if ever find yourself considering the possibility of being your own boss.
2. Industry news sites. Sites like Mashable, the American Library Association, Geekwire, and many, many others are critical sources of news and information on your career field, and many of them also link to job openings as well. Don’t just use them for the job boards, use them to learn about your field so you’ll know what the trends are that will impact your professional search and growth. Subscribing to the Tech feeds on Flipboard lets you keep up on all this through your mobile device.
3. What do you want to be when you grow up? There are great resources online that will help you learn about yourself, and learn about career options. O*Net is a government site that introduces you to many different job titles, with the ability to search or browse to find areas of interest. O*Net is also one of many sites that has an interest profiler that will allow you to choose fields and job titles based on your interest areas. If you love personality and career quizzes, you can also loo at the Self Directed Search for other interesting information on how your personality and career work together.
4. Welcome to the iSchool. Did you know we have helpful career content on the iSchool website? Check back here periodically as we make updates and changes and include additional helpful information based on your feedback.
Career Events this Week
Mon., March 11 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Mon., March 11 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Wed., March 13 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Thu., March 14 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Highlighted Professional Jobs
Clemson University Library
Library Fellows Program – Library Manager II (#12263)
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Florida Virtual Campus – Gainesville Branch
Stanford University – Lane Medical Library
Alachua County Library (Gainesville, FL)
Highlighted Student Jobs
Internship (Huskyjobs #68325)
UW – Information School
The Gates Foundation