Employment Tips

  • Set-up a search and save it in Handshake so that you can go back daily to check on new postings.
  • Be sure to read every job description very carefully and customize your resume to that description.
  • 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 seeking.
  • Links to free online courses:

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