iSchool Career Center Newsletter 5/20/14


May 209, 2014 Career Newsletter

 Get LinkedIn to Jobs!

(By: Jessica DiPietro, Career Services Student Assistant)

You already know how to job search online and some of the basic Linkedin tips, but do you know how to make the most of your job search using Linkedin?

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.


Beyond MLIS

INALJ- The I need a Library job Group

LIS Career Options

Librarians In The Job Market

Librarianship Job Search and Careers

Librarian Alternatives

Strategic Librarians Group

IT Infrastructure Library



Chief Information Officer Network

Cloud Security Alliance

Desktop Support Professionals

The Enterprise Architecture Network

IT Specialist Group

Office 365 and Microsoft Online Services

User Experience Professionals Network



Web Managers

Agile Project Management Group

Data Center Professionals

Enterprise Systems Management

IT Admins Network

IT Admins Network – India

The Project Manager Network – #1 Group for Project Managers

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

Successful Interviews
Friday, May 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm | MGH 134


External Events

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

*Apply Now Through iCareers!
^Apply now through Huskyjobs!

Highlighted Professional Jobs

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