Job Search and Career Information

The Office of Career Services maintains a variety of handouts and other information on job search strategies and information on various careers. Additionally, many of the internet sites listed on the Internet Sources page of our website have information on the job search, including sample documents, and links to other useful sites. Select Internet Sources tab found to your left, and this will direct you to these many sources of information.


Wondering what you can do with different majors after graduation???   Or looking to change fields, but not what sources are available?

Tap into our new online resource, What Can I Do With This Major? at this link:  http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com   (NOTE: you MUST access through the link and not by copying and pasting the URL or retyping it, in order to be connected properly).    Click on any of the fields listed, and even more national links will appear that will provide career, internship, and job information for that respective field. 


Find the Full Time Job or Internship Opportunity You've Dreamed About on  MaroonNet

We have just completed an update to MaroonNet that requires alumni to utilize a different URL to access your profile and view jobs that employers are posting.  You should now go to this link:  www.myinterfase.com/roanoke/alumni.   Before going further, you may want to save that resulting log-in page to your favorites and name it MaroonNet, or RC job board, or something easy to remember, as this is your entry page each time you wish to search postings.  If you had completed your profile and uploaded resumes/cover letters previously, these should not have changed with this update.  If you noticed any issues, please let me know, and I will check it out for you.  If you cannot recall your user name or password, let me know, and I can assist you in finding  and resetting this information.

We have employers posting new jobs daily, and they are NOT all located in the Roanoke area.  I hope you will remember to check MaroonNet if you are in the job search mode.  If you are not in an active job search, you may want to open your profile and turn "OFF" the option for employers to view your information, so you do not receive unnecessary emails from employers asking you to contact them about jobs.   

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Career Services at 50-375-2303, or email careers@roanoke.edu.  

Participation is free and you will gain the ability to: 

•·Search for job opportunities 24/7

•·Inquire about or apply for jobs online

•·Manage multiple resumes, cover letters and other employment related documents


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Alumni Career Speaker Series

Welcome to the online Career Speaker Series.

This series features authors & career experts who will share their secrets, research, and tips with you as a job seeker.

You are invited to join the live webinars, or watch recordings of the webinars whenever you want - at no cost!

Each month we'll bring you the nation's top career authors and experts in:

  • Resumes
  • Job Search
  • Social Media
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Career Exploration

Students, alumni, and administrators can login from their computers at any time.

Get the knowledge you need to compete for the limited jobs available today.

Here's how to participate. Click on the links below to learn more about the schedule of live webinars, or to watch them on video after they have taken place!

  1. Webinars - to learn about the authors and past Webinars.
  2. Live - to watch live presentations.
  3. Forum - to participate in on going career discussions!


 

Benefits to you!

  • Learn the latest career techniques
  • Gain confidence to "ace" interviews
  • Build a network that works for YOU!
  • Avoid making mistakes others make
  • Get a new job - faster with less effort
  • Learn what you need to do to KEEP your job!


Now available-Job Choices in digital format!

Get resume and interview tips, links to employer websites, and more! Click on each image for link to the digital version!  

Do you need information on what you can DO with your major after graduation? Or are you clueless about what major to choose? Career Services administers the Strong Interest Inventory, an assessment tool that measures your abilities, interests, aptitudes, and relates these to your potential success in academic majors as well as career fields. To take the Strong, contact Career Services at 375-2303, or stop in during office hours, 8am-4:30pm.

JobWeb - a informational service made available to students and alumni of Roanoke College through our national professional organization, NACE. Check out recent references to JobWeb materials below.

JobWeb offers a wide range of materials for NACE members to use to help students and recent grads update and polish their resumes and interview skills. You are invited to place links to these JobWeb articles on your career center web site. It’s just one way JobWeb can help you do “more with less” during this economic crisis when demand for your services is at an all-time high!


 

How would you rate your resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills???

They WOULD get me an interview or on to the next level, OR

They COULD get me an interview or on to the next level, OR

They are AVERAGE, OR

They NEED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT!

Career Services has evaluative rubrics* for each of these job search tools that we are happy to send you by email upon request.  Use these rubrics* to rate your own resume, cover letter and interview skills, and then let us know how you need assistance from Career Services!  540-375-2303; careers@roanoke.edu:

*Provided as a courtesy of NACE


Tips for All Job Seekers

LinkedIn:  Do you have a LinkedIn Profile?  Do you know how to use it effectively in a job search?  

Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities As a Job Seeker
Ethical guidelines to help you openly and objectively select employment opportunities, based on the best use of your abilities and your personal goals.

Look to JobWeb (www.jobweb.com) for the latest articles on career development and the job search.

Need to know SALARY information??? (Some employers will ask you for an expected salary The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. Click here to access the NACE Salary Calculator Center.


Tips for Grads Still Looking for a Job

If You Don’t Have a Job at Graduation…
Don’t panic if you don’t have a job waiting for you after graduation. Here are ideas to help you land the job you’re seeking.

Help Your New Grad Find a Job
What can you do to assist your son or daughter in transitioning from the secure world of classes and residence halls to the unknown reality of what lies ahead?


Information for Grads Starting Jobs

Facebook, Blogs, E-mail, You, and the Workplace
The rules for use of technology change once you enter the job market—or take your first job. It’s important to know and understand them.

Grads Need to Know Workplace e-Etiquette
If you’re accustomed to texting and checking Facebook during class and you’re about to enter the world of work, you should be aware of workplace policies regarding personal use of the Internet and electronic devices.