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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??? 

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).
 


 

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 careers@roanoke.edu

•·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


Student Career Speaker Series

Welcome to the online Student 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 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 for a schedule of LIVE webinars, or to watch those that have already taken place and are on video!

  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!

Also, we have information on the following at their respective links:


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?  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. 

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.