Showing posts with label The Job Search: Graduate School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Job Search: Graduate School. Show all posts

Monday, March 10, 2014

Career Building: 3 Career Things To Do This Week

Prep For a Career Fair 
If you are planning to attend a career fair, read this checklist posted on, "Five Things to Take to the Career Fair."

Considering Graduate School? 
If you are considering graduate school, think about the factors explained in this article by the Devex International to determine whether the time is right for graduate school. You want to determine if the return on your investment will really be worth the extra student loans and time off work.

Online Career Workshops
Try a career or graduate planning workshop through MIT’s Global Education & Career Development Center. Workshops range from business etiquette, resume writing, negotiating salary offers; considering graduate school; and a lot more!

Also...visit my Career Advice Corner on Pinterest.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

How to Organize a Career Management Notebook

This post is specifically for readers on and for my students at the University of Maine, but anyone working on their careers—either job searching or making changes mid-career—might find this information helpful.

Graduation is quickly approaching, and I know graduating students want to find meaningful work. Some people reading this may be much farther along in their careers and are thinking about making some changes. One way to organize your job search whether you're doing this for the first time or making a mid-career adjustment is by using a Career Management Notebook.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Career Building: 3 Things to Do This Week

When possible, I'm posting things you can do to start your career or make mid-career decisions. Check back each week for something new to try.

This pendant is by rubiesandwhimsy on Etsy
Find time to read: One of my favorite analytical writers, Laura Vanderkam, explains how to find time to read for pleasure. I know some UMaine students carrying around “the brick” might like a change of pace. And if you find yourself trying to do "just one more thing" for work or your volunteer gig before you turn off the lights at night, you need to read what Laura has to say.

Get organized like a ninja. I just like the sound of that. Plus, Jenny Blake is offering free downloads to show you how, so why not check it out?

While you’re doing the ninja thing, why not consider something like The Acorn Project, to help you figure out what’s next in your life. Cost: $15

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

When you approach a person to ask for a letter of recommendation, ideally, you ask someone who knows you well.

When you ask for a letter, be prepared to remind the person of your name, the class and semester you shared, and a sentence or two about your plans. If you can, try to connect something positive that happened in class to help the person remember.

You can ask in person or in email. 


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