Check out Glassdoor’s 2012 ranking of the best companies to work for. This list was created based on surveys that captured employee’s opinions on topics like communication, recognition and feedback, leadership, work/life balance, and career opportunities. Lists like this one can be a great resource for when you are researching companies. It is a way for you to get insight on how other employees feel about their jobs. Remember that conducting a job search is all about finding the right environment for you!
Motivation can be hard to come by, especially when it’s cold outside and you don’t have class. But don’t let your winter break pass you by! This is a great time to be planning your job search strategy – use these tips from Geoffrey James of Inc. to stay motivated this winter.
These days, it is so easy to be distracted from the task at hand, be it at work, at school, or on your job search. Take a look at this blog post about getting yourself of the right track for productivity! This post is by Ilya Pozin of Inc. Use these tips to stay sharp while you search for a job or internship!
The job search can be a stressful process, and this is especially true when you are turned down for a job. But it is important to stay positive and to learn from your experiences. Take a look at this blog post from Resume555 by Ava Jones on ways to learn from interviews that didn’t go the way that you hoped.
For more information and tips on interviewing, visit the Career Center website – we offer interview seminars and mock interviews that can help you to improve your skills!
Check out this blog post by Noël Rozny of TheSavvyIntern on standing out at your internship. Making a great impression while working as an intern can put you on the right track for being offered a full-time position. Internships can also help you to decide if a certain job or industry is right for you!
Remember that you can get course credit or a transcript notation by completing an internship. The first step is to attend an information session – click here for more information about the Career Center’s internship program.
Acing an interview can seem like a daunting task. So make it easier by following these nine steps! (infographic created by Rasmussen College)
For more information, take a look at this blog post by Kate D’Amico from Come Recommended.
Interesting post about how your reputation can precede you. A good reputation can take years to build and minutes to tarnish, and negative social media posts can do a lot of damage – so think before you tweet! Read the full post by Dana Leavy of TheSavvyIntern here: How to Lose Your Professional Credibility in 10 Seconds
How has using social media affected your job search? Tweet us @UTDallasCareerCenter or post on our facebook page!
So your resume and cover letter are all ready to go…now you have to decide how to get your information into the hands of the hiring manager. Take a look at these tips on how to send a resume by email by Lisa Vaas of the ladders.com.
Take advantage of the Career Center’s drop by resume critiques – no appointment needed! For a full list of times, click here.
Bad habits are easy to make and hard to break – even when looking for a job. Take a look at this informative article by Bob McIntosh from MBA Highway on how to break your bad job search habits. http://mbahighway.com/2011/12/5-habits-to-break-during-the-job-search/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
If you are graduating this month or next semester and you need some help with your job search, remember that the Career Center offers Career Coaching. The Career Coach will help you plan and execute a job search and help you find resources for landing a great job!