May 209, 2014 Career Newsletter
Get LinkedIn to Jobs!
(By: Jessica DiPietro, Career Services Student Assistant)
Build your connections. Start with professors, alumni or others you know who are in your field or already have contacts with professionals in your field. On LinkedIn, connections are a two way street: they will lead you to jobs and will lead employers to you.
Search the right way! The top search bar under the “jobs” category searches for national jobs while the bottom search bar looks for local jobs in your area. You can sort by experience, which is typically relevant for students who don’t have a lot of experience . You can also search by relationship, because knowing people in your network connected to the job is key to getting it!
Did you know? LinkedIn actually provides you with a “Jobs You May be Interested In” section. Here, based on your profile, LinkedIn guesses which jobs might be right for you. “There is also a Discover Jobs in Your Network” section where Linkedin looks for commonalities among employers within your network. These tools give you the most efficient job search and can also save you valuable time!
Join relevant groups. Joining groups and participating in discussions your intended employment area is one of the best ways to network with people you haven’t met yet. Companies frequently post job availabilities in groups to hit their target audience. The chart below is a starting point for Linkedin groups related to your field of study.
Career-Related Events This Week
Job Search for International Students
Monday, May 19 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MGH 134
Resumes/Cover Letters Workshop (presented by CLUE Writing Center)
Tuesday, May 20 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | MGH 134
Data Science Seminar: Analysis, Visualization & Discovery
Wednesday, May 21 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Johnson Hall 102
Finding Jobs & Internships
Wednesday, May 21 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm | MGH 134
iCareers: Freelancing Workshop
Thursday, May 22 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MGH 420
Resume & Cover Letters
Thursday, May 22 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm | MGH 134
Friday, May 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm | MGH 134
Google Cloud Platform talk
Monday, May 19 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
TENS Monthly Dinner Meeting
Monday, May 19 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Seattle OpenSource Linux Monthly Meetup
Monday, May 19 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Seattle Java Users Group (SeaJUG): Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 20 | 6:45pm
Central Library’s 10th anniversary
May 15 – May 23
Disruptive Technology, Glenn Kelman, CEO Redfin
Wednesday, May 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Seattle Yacht Club
The future of eCommerce: Cracking Social Media Shopping
Wednesday, May 21 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
FREE Speed Networking in Lakewood
Wednesday, May 21 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Eastside Seattle (Bellevue,Redmond,Kirkland) Xcoders Meeting
Thursday, May 22 | 7:00 – 8:00pm
Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships
- Guiding Ohio Online (through Americorps) – Digital literacy through Libraries
- ABC-CLIO – Libraries Unlimited Intern
- Perkins Coie – Library Diversity Internship Program
- Time Inc – Digital Content Quality Intern
- HTC – Visual Design Intern
- Trinity Industries, Inc. – Trinity Corporate – Web Designer Intern
- Seattle Central College Library – Reference Assistant (MLIS) email email@example.com.
- *L.A. Theatre Works – Metadata Intern
- ^Hexcel Kent – IT Support Internship
- ^Alstoms Grid – Project Engineer/Systems Integrator Intern
- ^The Boeing Company – Information Technology Fall Intern
*Apply Now Through iCareers!
^Apply now through Huskyjobs!
Highlighted Professional Jobs
- Northeastern University Libraries – Library Web Developer, Web Applications Programmer, XML Applications Developer. For all positions search here.
- DigitalGov – Search Team
- Artstor – Junior Interaction Designer
- Cybercoders – E-Commerce Web Designer – Adobe Design Suite, Responsive Design
- Starbucks – web user experience lead, Digital Ventures
- Metropolitan New York Library Council – Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Manager, Information Technology
- Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library – LSTA Grants Manager
- Lowe’s Home Improvement – Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst
- Adobe – Market Research Portal Manager
- Rice University – Electronic Resources Librarian
- Courtney O’Brien-McFarland – Library Intern
- *University of Massachusetts – Assistant/Associate Librarian
- *Jackson School of International Studies – Web Designer
- *Seattle Public Utilities – SharePoint Site Collection Administrator
- *DigitalGov – Search Analyst
- *University of Washington Libraries – Education Outreach Specialist
*Apply Now Through iCareers!