Leverage College Career Centers in Your Job Search

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

There’s nothing like great advice, especially if it is free. Of course, that is what the Internet is all about. In the “old days” (like when I went to college), the only way to get to your college career center was to visit it on campus. Now, most (if not all) career centers at colleges and universities have an online site. So, this not only gives you access to your college career center but potentially, to every college career center. Why, you may ask, do you care? Let’s face it. The only reason people go to college is to enable them to enter the field of their choice. If college did not help you get into the field of your choice, no one would go. College career centers are designed to help you enter the workforce (or change jobs). Not convinced? Maybe today’s post will change your mind on the value of college career centers.

  • What to Expect From Your College Career Center – Okay, so before we get started, let’s set expectations. Now I’m sure that college career centers vary from school to school, but this article will give you a good overview of what to expect. Posted on fastweb.com, the article provides a good overview of what you should expect from a college career center.
  • Top 50 College & University Career Centers Using Twitter – Yes, times have definitely changed. Not only are college career centers on Twitter, there is a top 50 list! This post, from Job-Hunt.org, is a really good list if you like using Twitter. The best part, you can pick any and all of these whether you went to the school or not. I took a look at some of the tweets and there are lots of leads (like Summer Job Listings). Take a look if you want to be one of the first in line with a new opportunity.
  • What Do College Career Services Offices Do? – Sounds good, but what do they do? This article will give you the detail from career exploration to job interview preparation. There are embedded links for each of the topics, including a self assessment tools link. Check out the related links at the bottom of the page.
  • How To Find a Job or Internship Through Your Campus Career Center – You don’t have to wait until you graduate to use your college career center and, in fact, you shouldn’t. Besides the fact that they can help you prep for your job search prior to graduation, what about those internships? Better yet, this article (posted on hercampus.com), also provides the “do’s and dont’s” when working with college career enters (such as don’t wait until the last minute.
  • Getting the Most From Your Career Centerdistance-education.org provides this article which covers all of the things you need to do . There are embedded links to all of the related topics. Maybe I should have posted this article from thop, but you will soon see that there are plenty of resources at your fingertips.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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