Career Expo App

The Fall Career Expo Days are Sept. 25 and 26! For the first time ever, the Career Center is offering a Career Expo app that will allow you to manage the expo from your smart phone!

The app will allow you to view:

  • The complete company list for both expo days
  • Announcements and real-time updates
  • Interactive event floor plan, including both locations
  • Expo tips to help you prepare

To download the app, search “UT Dallas Career Fair Plus” on the App store or Google Play store!

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Career Expo App

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!

Five Labs Personality Tool

Five Labs has created a tool that uses your Facebook posts to make estimates about your personality. The tool is based on research from the University of Pennsylvania, which suggests that personality is based on five characteristics: extroversion, openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. This tool will tell you how you rank on each of these characteristics based on what you have posted to Facebook. You can also compare yourself to Facebook friends and celebrities!

Understanding your personality and your strengths and weaknesses can help you to better understand what type of job is the best fit for you. Finding a job that is a good fit will help to ensure job satisfaction.

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This tool is fun and easy, but keep in mind that this assessment is only using data from Facebook, so it may not give an accurate results. If you are interested in learning more about personality types and how they can help you in your job search, make an appointment to take a formal assessment! The Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Call 972-883-2943 to make an appointment!

 

Five Labs Personality Tool

New Social Media Tool: PhotoFeeler

Ever wonder if your LinkedIn Photo is sending the right message? A free service called PhotoFeeler can help you find out!

PhotoFeeler is a profile photo testing software. Basically, you can upload a potential profile photo and other users rate your picture on how competent, likeable, and influential you look. This gives you a chance to get feedback on the impression that your picture is making. Remember that a picture is worth 1000 words – find out what your picture is saying!

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New Social Media Tool: PhotoFeeler

Disney Myers-Briggs Types

Did you know that the Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs  and the Strong Interest Inventory assessments for students for free? These assessments can help you to get to know yourself, and can help identify possible careers. Plus, you can find out which Disney character has the same personality type! Call 972-883-2943 to make an appointment! (This infographic was created by bforbel.com)

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Disney Myers-Briggs Types

Join the Career Center LinkedIn Group!

Looking to build up your LinkedIn experience? Join the Career Center’s new LinkedIn networking group! All students and alumni are welcome to join. Use the group to connect with fellow UTD students and grads on subjects like resume writing, interviewing, job searching and more.

Also, join our internship program subgroup to meet fellow interns. Use this as a place to find out what other students are working for the same company, to ask questions of former interns, and to receive updates on internship trends.

LinkedInLogoYou can also connect with the Career Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Join the Career Center LinkedIn Group!

Alltop.com – Great Tool For Following Industry Trends

Alltop.com is a web aggregator that collects the top blogs by almost any subject. This type of resource can help you to keep up with the latest trends on any subject – including news from your industry or hiring trends. You can save feeds that interest you and share them with others. It’s an easy way to stay on top of all of the latest news from your field. Check out the tutorial here.

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Alltop.com – Great Tool For Following Industry Trends

Using the LinkedIn Skills Section to Get Notices

As we have said many times before on this blog, LinkedIn is an amazing networking and job search tool. It can help you get connected with the right people and can help you get noticed by recruiters online. The relatively new Skills section allows you to list up to 50 skills that relate to your career and allows your connections to endorse you for those skills. Recruiters can then use these skill lists when searching for potential candidates.

To help you get started with the skills section, read this article by Joshua Waldman of Careerealism on how to pick the skills that will get you noticed.

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Using the LinkedIn Skills Section to Get Notices

How to Use Google to Land a Better Job

We all know that Google is a great resource for finding information. We also all know that finding exactly what we’re looking for with a simple Google search isn’t always easy. Take a look at these tips by Josh Hansen of BrazenCareerist.com on how to make Google work for you when searching for a new job. Arming yourself with these kinds of tools can help you conduct a smooth job search and to get ahead of your competition!

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How to Use Google to Land a Better Job

Uncovering Hidden Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? Are the big job boards letting you down? It might be time to reevaluate how you find out about opportunities. Check out these tips and sources for finding out about what is out there!

– Read this article by Heather Huhman on glassdoor.com for tips to get started.

– Use LinkedIn to research companies. Use the Jobs tab to find positions that match your profile.

– Explore industry specific job boards. Many professional organizations host their own job listings on their websites. A simple Google search of your industry name + “professional organization” will get you started.

– Research up and coming resources. For example, check out this article on Good.Co from Mashable.com

Still not sure where to start? Come to the Career Center for help! Have your resume critiqued or make a Career Counseling or Career Coaching appointment.

 

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Uncovering Hidden Job Opportunities