iSchool Career Services Newsletter 10/8/2013

Career News

  • Remember to keep an eye on iCareers and HuskyJobs, as it’s recruiting season for technology companies and you’ll see jobs coming through both of those places regularly!


Career Tips


Welcome to fall recruiting season! The first thing you’ll need to be successful in technology hiring this year, and in your networking interactions with potential employers, is a spectacular resume. Here are the things that I tend to repeat over and over about resumes that will help yours be super-successful:

  • Objectives are out of style, Summaries are in! Include Profile statement or Summary of Qualifications section at the top of your resume, this is the way that an employer will be able to see quickly and easily what you’re qualified for, and how your qualifications match up to the needs of their particular job. Aim for 3 – 5 bullet points in this section, and make them directly related the role you are looking for. Avoid objectives, because they talk about what you want, and we want you to appear focused on what you can GIVE instead.
  • Use bullet points. Narrative writing in the resume, and full sentences, are just too wordy and difficult to scan quickly. Bullets help draw the eye along the page and make your resume easier to scan quickly. You have to make a strong impression in a very short amount of time, most resume readers will be quickly overwhelmed by too much text and pass you by.
  • Focus on outcomes and achievements, not job duties. Job duties may sound relevant to you, because it’s what you spent the majority of your time doing, but they are not as interesting to your reader as what you actually accomplished in your role. How did you make a difference? What were the deliverables you produced? What were the outcomes and results of your work? How did you go above and beyond in your role? Write bullet points on those things, even if they only took up a relatively small portion of your time on the job.
  • Quantify. Use numbers! Tell how many people/customers you interacted with on a regular basis, how many tickets you resolved per week, how big was your budget, how many students did you interact with or how many presentations and reports did you deliver? Numbers prove value in the mind of the reader.
  • Tailor. You should tailor your resume for every job you apply for. Sounds like a lot of work, you say? How badly do you want the job? Resume readers can tell if you’ve put in extra effort to tailor your materials just for them, and it will increase your chances of getting that role you’re applying for. One of the advantages to having a Summary section is that this is a great place to tailor the document, you can focus this section on the specific qualifications of the job you want, using key words directly from the job description. If you want to use your resume for a career fair or other more general purpose, consider a few versions of your resume that are specific to the type of job you would want someone to consider you for, and choose the right version based on the person you’re giving it to. Summarize your qualifications based on what you anticipate will be most valued by your audience.


Career Events This Week


Resume & Cover Letters

Tues., October 8 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MGH 134


Meet the Employer: Graybar

Tues., October 8 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | MGH 134


Business Career Fair

Wed., October 9 | 2:00  – 6:00 pm | HUB


Meet The Employer: Fisher Investments

Wed., October 9 | 6:30  – 7:30 pm | MGH 134


MLIS Directed Fieldwork information Session

Thurs., October 10 | 12:30-1:30 pm  | MGH 420


Meet The Employer: Nike

Thurs., October 10 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm |  MGH 134


Networking for Shy People (& Everyone)

Fri., October 11 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm  |MGH 134


Successful Interviews

Fri., October 11 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm  | MGH 134


Infocamp 2013

Sat., October 12 – Sun., October 13 | 9:00am – 4:00 PM | MGH


Social Media

Mon., October 14 | 3:30 – 4:00 PM | MGH 134


External Events


Pacific Northwest Multicultural Marketing Summit

Thurs., October 10 | 8:00am -3:00pm


Seattle GiveCamp 2013

Fri. – Sun., October 11-13 | Microsoft Commons Building, Redmond


Seattle Ecommerce Meetup

Wed., October 16 | 7:00pm


Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships


Northwest Justice Project – Paid Internships

– Data Visualization Intern

– National Technology Assistance Project Best Practices & E-Learning Intern


Archdiocese of Seattle

Archival Digitization Project (Internship)


Horn of Africa Services

Web Design & Technology Internship



Heroku/SalesForce Integrated Online Application Developer (Internship)


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Data Team – UW Student Assistant


Apply to all of these postings through iCareers!


Highlighted Professional Jobs


University of Washington

STF K2 Server Administrator

Apply now through iCareers!


University of Washington – Office of Public Records and Open Meetings

Compliance Analyst

Apply now through iCareers!


East Bonner County Library

Technology and Administrative Librarian


University of Washington

Help Desk Client Coordination Senior Lead

Apply now through iCareers!


Seattle Central Community College Library

Library Technical Services Manager

Apply now through iCareers!


Seattle Public Schools

School Librarian, Elementary or Secondary

Apply now through iCareers!


Jefferson County Public Library

IT Director


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