- Set-up a search and save it in Handshake so that you can go back daily to check on
- Be sure to read every job description very carefully and customize your resume to
- Develop each cover letter to highlight your skills that are mentioned in the job description.
- Follow hashtags on LinkedIn like #now hiring, #hiringnow and #gethired, and Twitter-like
@hiring2020. Companies are using these hashtags to share opportunities.
- Make sure your Linkedin profile is up to date and set-up correctly
- Request that the Office of Career & Professional Development shares their presentation
with you on how to set-up an effective Linkedin profile
- Reach out to people on Linkedin that are Albertus graduates and work at companies
or in your field
- Search for Albertus alumni that work at organizations where you might like to work
and see if you could have an information interview with them remotely
- Do your homework and find people you know that are currently working in your field
and connect with them on social media as many times jobs are filled before they are
even posted outside a company
- Reach out to a past employer or supervisor from your internship to let them know you
appreciated their help in the past and that now you are seeking employment
- Google professional organizations that are in your field and see if they have any
online meetings or professional development activities you can join
- Check the EVENTS section in Handshake as many times they have informational, networking,
and recruiting session
- Be open and flexible when searching for a position -- it may not be the time to find
the perfect position versus an opportunity to build your skills for your resume.
- Do not rule out opportunities like virtual internships, short-term professional projects,
or volunteering. Falconships are a great resource to search for and apply for these types of opportunities.
- Schedule an appointment with the Office of Career & Professional Development at Albertus (through Handshake)
to review your resume.
- Check for events being held by Albertus’ Office of Career & Professional Development
- Review positions that you are interested in and determine the skills that they are
- Links to free online courses:
- The ticket to getting in the door is your resume but the key to landing the job is
a successful interview.
- Gone are the days when you could just mail or email the same resume to multiple sites
without changing the resume content to match the skills needed in the job description.
- Educated searches and how to apply for positions is now more challenging and almost scientific in its approach.
- Landing the job is also key and online sources like the “best colleges” website can help with this process.
- It is very important when researching jobs and internships that you try to keep in
mind to “recession-proof your career” according to the website “best colleges.”
- Acing your interview is so important and now you may be facing a first -- a virtual
interview that requires different skills and preparation.
- Links to help you excel in an interview:
- Set aside time to read, search, or think about your own career development path and
set realistic goals for yourself.
- Links to sites to relax or meditate:
Follow #AlbertusCareers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get up to date information on jobs and internships, virtual events, or networking