iSchool Career Center Newsletter 5/20/14

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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! Continue reading

Jump Start your Job Search

Looking for some help with your internship or fulltime job search? Student Services is happy to provide you a new online resource. Last fall TalentMark hosted a series of 9 Career Webinars on a variety of job search skills and strategies. We’ve purchased a link to these workshops for you to access.

Pick up the latest information on how to organize your job search, plan your career, build a network, develop killer resumes, create your own personal brand, and use Linkedin and Facebook to get a job!

Webinar topics are:

  • Career Ethics
  • Career Planning
  • Networking
  • Resumes
  • Facebook       
  • Linkedin
  • Personal Branding
  • Job Search  
  • Job Retention

Each webinar is about an hour long and packed with information and suggestions, so be sure have paper and pencil handy to capture those ideas. You can access the webinars at http://www.talentmarks.com/Fall_Presenters.aspx. We’ll also post a link on the Student Services career web pages at http://ischool.uw.edu/resources/career.