Support Systems and your Job Search

Job Search? Network? Informational Interview? Does the thought of participating in these activities strike a nerve?

“Pass! I’m good. I have some websites I’m using to find a job, but thanks anyway.”

Believe it or not, it is a fact that most of us get jobs when we connect with someone, some person. Connect with a person versus connecting with an electronic application.

One of the key foundational steps in any job search is identifying, building, and using your support system. Your support system serves as your brain trust to learn about new industries and positions that you may not be familiar with. It also­ serves as your net when you feel like you’re falling.

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Support Systems and your Job Search

Upcoming Dallas Area Job Fairs

Check out these two great upcoming Career Fairs in the Dallas area!

 

EmployAbility Job Fair – Sept. 30, 10am – 2pm

Presented by the Dallas Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. Learn more at eventbrite.com/e/employability-career-expo-tickets-11840915497

EmployAbility Job Fair September 30 2014

North Texas Technology Hiring Expo – Oct. 1, 8:30am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Metroplex Technology Business Council. Learn more at business.richardsonchamber.com/events/details/north-texas-technology-hiring-expo-2675

Technology Hiring Attendee Information

 

Upcoming Dallas Area Job Fairs

Employer Information Session This Week: Kohl’s

The following employer will be on campus this week for an information session about jobs with their company. Check CometCareers for any additional details.

Tuesday, Sept. 9: Kohl’s, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Phoenix Room, SU 2.508

Kohl’s Contact Center is Hiring!

Part-time Risk Management Advocate Positions are open in our new Contact Center in Richardson, TX! Joins us for our Drop-in Information Session for more information on how to apply!

Tuesday,September 9
10am – 2pm
Phoenix Room, SU 2.508

Contact the UT Dallas Career Center via email at careercenter@utdallas.edu
or call 92-883-2943 if you have questions about this event!

Employer Information Session This Week: Kohl’s

Fall Career Seminars Start Next Week!

Our series of Career seminars starts on Sept. 9. Check the events tab in CometCareers for seminar details! (Click the images below to enlarge)

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Fall Career Seminars Start Next Week!

Activate Your CometCareers Account!

CometCareers is a great resource for finding job and internships! The Career Center posts all job opportunities and events in CometCareers – all you have to do is set up your account.

Follow these simple steps to access your account:

  1.  Go to the Student Log In Page
  2. Click on the “Forgot Your Password” link below and enter your NetID in the username field.
  3. Click the Reset Password button. A randomly generated password will be sent to your UT Dallas email address. 
  4. Log in with your new password and complete your profile.
  5. Your account will be activated within 2 business days.
  6. Start searching for jobs!

Activate Your CometCareers Account!

UT Dallas Dining Services Job Fair – July 31

Looking for a job in food services? Dining Services is offering over 75 positions.These jobs are both Full Time and Part Time. Please bring a valid ID and be in appropriate dress attire and come check them out. You must have a resume to be considered for a position. Jobs include Cook, Dish Washer, Barista, Subway & many other positions. Please call 972-883-4310 if you have any questions and ask for Eryn.

The job fair will be held on the 2nd floor of the Student Union in the Galaxy Rooms. You will need to check in at visitor parking at the front of campus. There are also bus stops at the front of campus if you plan on transportation by bus.

UT Dallas Dining Services Job Fair – July 31

Need Help Finding the Name of a Hiring Manager?

This post is for you! Alexis Grant of The Muse has shared some great tips for using the internet to track down a contact person at your target company!

Once you have your contact’s name and email, be sure to have your cover letter reviewed – spelling and grammar errors on a letter are just as bad as errors on your resume. Bring your cover letter to drop-in critiques for help!

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Need Help Finding the Name of a Hiring Manager?

A 3 Stage Approach to the Job Search from The Ladders

This post on The Ladders blog explains how to break your job search down into three distinct stages: Preparation, Search, and Close.

 

You can read the full post by Amanda Augustine here. Breaking the job search process down into manageable steps can help you to stay organized and keep on track! The Career Center is here to help – start with resume and cover letter preparation by getting a critique during our drop in hours.

A 3 Stage Approach to the Job Search from The Ladders

Is Facebook Hurting Your Career?

According to Beverley Reinemann’s post on Undercover Recruiter, it might be. Controlling your online presence is essential to building credibility to recruiters. Many recruiters use the internet to learn more about potential candidates, so use social media to demonstrate your skills and interests! Learn some of the common pitfalls in her post.

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Is Facebook Hurting Your Career?

Infographic – 12 Things You Wish You’d Known Before You Took The Job

In her infographic posted on AvidCareerist, Donna Svei points out some great questions that you need to answer before accepting a job offer. Learning about the company’s financial information, gauging the culture of the company, and finding out if a position is brand new can all help you to make a smart and educated decision about taking a job. It is much better to turn down an offer for a job that isn’t right for you than to realize a few months in that you are not happy and that you will have to start the job search process all over again!

 

Infographic – 12 Things You Wish You’d Known Before You Took The Job