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 powered by Handshake

Graduates should NOT set up a new profile on MaroonNet.  Rather, access your profile on MaroonNet, using your previous user name and password, through this link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/register .   Before going further, you should bookmark this page, as it's your log-in page going forward.  If you cannot recall your user name, contact Toni McLawhorn in Career Services.


JOB SEARCH SKILL TIP

This series of short, 3 minute or less, videos will provide the user with quick information to start work on each respective area of the job or graduate school search document or service.  A printable handout is also linked with each topic. Career Services offers workshops on many of the topics. (see schedule on Workshops and Special Programs page).  

After developing your documents, use these rubrics* to rate your own resumecover letterinterview skills, and LinkedIn*, and then let us know how you need assistance from Career Services! 

*Provided as a courtesy of NACE

RESUME WRITING TIPS:   

https://player.vimeo.com/video/132830910

Resume Writing Handout Packet

COVER LETTERS:  

http://player.vimeo.com/video/132830912

Sample Cover Letters

CURRICULUM VITAE (C.V.): 

http://player.vimeo.com/video/132830911  

When to use CV     

Sample Grad School CV

PERSONAL STATEMENTS:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/129133432

Writing Personal Statements

INTERVIEW TIPS:  

http://player.vimeo.com/video/129133429

Interviewing Skills

NETWORKING TIPS:  

http://player.vimeo.com/video/129133430

Avoid these networking mistakes    

Sample Personal Business Cards

LinkedIn:

How to set up a profile, tips on various uses of LinkedIn

These special links to different aspects of LinkedIn will help you in your job or internship search. You do not have to have a LinkedIn account in order to utilize the jobs page. However, if you do have a profile, LinkedIn helps quickly identify alumni & personal connections in each job posting, know if a company has a history of hiring people like them, and find out who they will work with if you get the job. 

  • LinkedIn Job Search Engine: Leverage the world's largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

  • LinkedIn Salary Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.

  • LinkedIn Internships Use the power of LinkedIn to take the first step in your professional career with the internship finder.

 

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.


Tips for All Job Seekers

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.

Need to know SALARY information??? (Some employers will ask you for an expected salary) 


Roanoke College Career Services partners with RealWorld

to get students and young graduates "Real World Ready"

Roanoke College is thrilled to bring “real world” education to campus in partnership with Real World Ready, a platform that helps students and recent graduates transition into life after school. From paying off student loans to saving for retirement, RealWorld’s online program, “Real World Ready”, provides students with critical knowledge and skills to thrive in life post-grad. Roanoke College is committed to supporting students during this important life transition, and is excited to join top schools across the nation in launching/offering this program on campus this year!

As the GPS for adulthood, RealWorld is leveling the playing field and democratizing knowledge by breaking down difficult to understand concepts into terms that are digestible and relevant to students. Through its engaging cartoon-based modules, Real World Ready provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the more complicated “real world” decisions and experiences, and covers everything from personal finance and health care to signing a lease and filing income taxes.

In addition to this comprehensive online educational platform, Roanoke College students and graduates can explore tools and trusted resources available on RealWorld’s sidekick website, https://real-world-ready.teachable.com/p/real-world-ready-bundle/?product_id=1300119&coupon_code=ROANOKE20. Here, you will find everything from sample emails and vocabulary, to decoded forms and helpful services.  With this partnership, Roanoke College is excited to join leading schools across the nation in bringing the Real World Ready Movement to our campus. We continue to find new and innovative ways to support our students and graduates and are thrilled to launch this much needed resource to prepare you for success post-graduation.