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.
NEED HELP MAKING DECISIONS ON YOUR FUTURE? Wondering what you can do with different majors after graduation???
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. We also offer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, and My Next Move (interest inventory). To take any of these, contact Career Services, for further instructions, at 375-2303, or stop in during office hours, 8am-4:30pm.
Tap into our 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. Additionally, for more information on Roanoke's majors, check the Major Career Advising Guides (to be posted during this summer).
Also take a look at these two links to give you ideas of actual companies by major and/or state:
Find the Full Time Job or Internship Opportunity You've Dreamed About on MaroonNet
ALL CURRENT STUDENTS HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO MAROONNET WITHOUT HAVING TO "REGISTER". Simply visit
https://webapps.roanoke.edu/maroonnetlogin, use your RC user name and password to enter the site, and search away! The basics of your Profile are pre-populated from your RC files, but you may expand your Profile by adding more information, and you may also upload resumes and cover letters as well. This can be useful when employers are searching for candidates, as they use key words important to them. (NOTE: For current students who may have already been registered on MaroonNet, nothing was deleted, so your Profile should still hold your uploads as applicable.) Questions or problems? Contact Career Services, 540-375-2303, or firstname.lastname@example.org
•·Search for job and internship opportunities 24/7
•·Inquire about or apply for jobs and internships online
•·Manage multiple resumes, cover letters and other employment related documents
•·Sign up to participate in future events sponsored by Career Services
Need Help with LinkedIn?
LinkedIn: Do you have a LinkedIn Profile? Do you know how to use it effectively in a job search? Before you put your LinkedIn profile out to the public, like your resume, you should have someone help you with set-up and a basic review of your profile. Contact Career Services for individual appointments to review your profile, or attend one of the workshops we have scheduled for the Fall semester. This article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers may help as well.
- How to set up a profile, tips on various uses of LinkedIn
- Finding internships and entry level jobs for current students or recent graduates
- The Career Services Peer Career Advising student team can provide assistance with your LinkedIn profile. Set up your basic information, and then come to Career Services to meet with a student to review your profile. Let them show you how to use your profile to help with your specific needs.
- This LinkedIn rubric can help measure the effectiveness of your profile.
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!
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 (see link for each that follows). 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; email@example.com:
*Provided as a courtesy of NACE
Information for Grads Starting Jobs
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.
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.
Tips for All Job Seekers
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?