iSchool Career Services Newsletter 4/8/2013

Career News

  • The iSchool Mock Interview event filled quickly and now has a waitlist. Thank to all who signed up, and we’ll look forward to doing this again next year if you didn’t get a chance to register this year!

Career Tips

Branding Yourself

Personal branding is an important process in your career development, whether you’re currently seeking a job or internship, or if you already have a position and are moving through your career. Here are some tips that will help you in thinking about your personal brand and how to communicate that to professionals in your chosen field.

Think outside the box. Rather than considering yourself a “librarian” or a “programmer” or a “consultant”, think of yourself as a business and answer the questions:  who are your customers? What value can you provide? How do you provide that value? What skills and assets do you have? Thinking in terms of these building blocks will help you redefine your brand in new terms and get clear on what you can offer to nontraditional audiences and organizations you might not have yet thought of. Don’t overlook assets that might be intangible but still might be part of your brand, like your outstanding ability to get along with others or ability to focus on the point in a complicated problem or conversation.

Focus on where you’re going, not what you’ve done in the past. While you may have majored in English or have a previous Masters degree in religion or a previous career as a journalist or accountant, talk about and focus on where you’re going from this point forward. Those previous activities may have contributed to a skill set that you possess now, so talk about what those skills are and how you will use them in the job or career you’re seeking.

Make your brand sticky. When you’ve defined your value to employers or your “customers”, translate that value into a brand that you make consistent across all the ways you represent yourself. Talk about the value you provide on your resume, your LinkedIn profile, your emails, and in your elevator pitch when you meet new people. Make it clear what’s important to you, who you are, and what you offer in all your professional interactions, so that there is no mistaking you for anyone else who might have your similar educational background or job title.

Career Events This week

Mon., April 8 | 3 – 4 pm

Finding Jobs & Internships

Tue., April 9 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm (MGH 420)

ASIST: West Monroe Partners: Customer Experience (CX) And Customer Loyalty

Tue., April 9 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm (MGH 470)

iSchool Drop-In Resume Reviews

Tue., April 9 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

Wed., April 10 | 12 – 3 pm

UW Tacoma Spring Career & Internship Fair -For Profit Companies

Wed., April 10 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm (MGH 310D)

MLIS job-seekers drop-in Group

Wed., April 10 | 3 – 4 pm

Career Fair Success

Wed., April 10 | 3:30 – 5 pm

Information Session: International Careers and the Foreign Service

Thu., April 11 | 12 – 3 pm

UW Tacoma Spring Career & Internship Fair -For Non-Profit

Thu., April 11 | 2:15 – 4:15 pm (HUB 145)

iSchool Mock Interview Day (registration required through iCareers)

Fri., April 12 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Career Fair Success

Fri., April 12 | 2 – 3 pm

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

Mon., April 15 | 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

ResumeFest!

Mon., April 15 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Career Fair Success

Mon., April 15 | 3 – 4 pm

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

Mon., April 15 | 5:30 – 7 pm

Meet the Employer: EverBank

Mon., April 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet the Employer: Fisher Investments

 

Highlighted Professional Jobs

Indian River State College

Reference Librarian/Instructor – STEM

UC Berkeley

Integrated Library Systems Manager

Johnson County Library

Programmer Analyst

ProjectLine

Web Analyst

Middleware Developer

UX Developer

Colgate University

Systems Librarian

The Gates Foundation

Senior Program Officer, Global Libraries

Epic

Technical Services Analyst

 

Highlighted Student Jobs

Archives of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Rome, Italy)

Archival Internship

Parametric Portfolio Associates

Solutions Intern (HuskyJobs #69143)

Explore Consulting

Web Design Intern (HuskyJobs #69116)

Labsprint Technologies

Mobile App Developer (HuskyJobs 69068)

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