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CareerShift

UVA Alumni Career Services has partnered with CareerShift to offer a tool for finding and applying to jobs and for finding contacts. CareerShift’s tools and applications provide a unique opportunity for you to manage your job search. Only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach to crack the “hidden job market” and manage the job hunt all […]

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Audiences, Career Planning, Company Research, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Posting Sites, Job Search, Job Search Materials, Networking, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals, Uncategorized
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September 11, 2018

Tackle Your Job Search Like a Pro!

The prospect of a job search can be daunting, particularly if you’re preparing for your first post-graduation job, or if it’s been a while since your last search. Whether you’re new or returning to the job market, or just ready to level up in your career, it can be hard to take the first step. […]

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Audiences, Career Planning, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Make a Plan, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals
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April 20, 2018

LinkedIn Changes and Features

If you’re a LinkedIn user, you’ve probably noticed that LinkedIn recently introduced a new user interface, along with some other changes in functionality. These changes were designed to create “a LinkedIn experience that is more intuitive, faster and creates more value for you.” If you aren’t already using LinkedIn, you are missing out on a […]

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Job Search, Networking
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May 2, 2017

Job Search Help From Family

We occasionally receive calls from family members on behalf of alumni who need career assistance. They reach out to gather information in an effort to help, looking for information that’s practical and specific. In response, we’ve developed 3 ways that you as family members of alumni can help alumni proactively manage their careers and set themselves […]

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Job Search, Networking, New Grads, Rising Professionals
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April 13, 2017

Tracking your accomplishments: 3 benefits and 6 strategies

One of the points we stressed in our recent webinar, Career Trends and Resolutions for the New Year, was the importance of keeping your resume up to date and keeping track of your accomplishments as you go. We offer three benefits of tracking your accomplishments, along with six strategies you can implement right away. BENEFITS […]

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Job Search, Negotiating, Topics
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February 13, 2017

Small Town Job Searches: 4 Ways to Hit the Ground Running!

Job searches in smaller towns require a slightly different approach, as there are not as many employers, and the existing employers are usually smaller. There is a greater emphasis on relationship building and becoming a known entity, as hiring managers prefer to hire candidates they know or who are recommended by someone they trust. Whether […]

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Job Search, Networking, Topics
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October 18, 2016

12 Tips to Refresh Your Resume and Cover Letter!

Fall is a great time for fresh starts; use these tips to refresh your resume and cover letter! RESUMES Update. Add any new jobs, skills, education, certifications, and software. Delete skills, bullets points, or certifications that are out of date or no longer relevant. Keywords. Most resumes are now scanned for specific criteria. Include keywords […]

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Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Job Search Materials, New Grads, Rising Professionals
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August 16, 2016

Resume Profiles: Dos and Don’ts

Did you know that many employers decide in the first 6 seconds whether or not to keep reading your resume? It’s important that you capture their attention from the start to get them to keep reading, and include the most critical information high on page one of your resume so it can be easily seen. […]

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Audiences, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Job Search Materials, New Grads, Rising Professionals, Topics
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April 4, 2016

4 Things to Do (and 3 Things Not to Do) When You Have An Offer and Are Awaiting Another

Congratulations, you’ve just received a job offer! Your hard work has paid off; the job is interesting and you liked the people you would be working with.  However, there’s a catch.  You were much more excited about another job you interviewed for, but you haven’t received that offer yet.  What should you do? Receiving a job […]

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Audiences, Established Professionals, In Transition, Interviewing, Job Search, Negotiating, New Grads, Rising Professionals, Topics
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February 17, 2016

How to Network With Alumni

Networking is a key step in a successful job search. Conversations with other people can help you learn more about an occupation or organization and explore different career paths. However, many people find networking to be difficult. They share that they: Don’t know what to say Feel intimidated Don’t want to bother anyone Are introverted […]

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Audiences, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Networking, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals, Topics
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February 17, 2016