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UVA Alumni Career Engagement 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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CareerShift: Info and Instructions

Alumni Career Engagement is committed to bringing you the best resources available to help you in your job search. CareerShift offers the most comprehensive online resource designed to support the #1 request of job seekers: an easy to use web site to conduct and organize their job search. CareerShift’s tools and applications provide a unique […]


LIVE Career Q&A with Alumni Career Engagement

Ask us anything! Seeking that next great job, getting ready to ask for that promotion, or finishing your grad school application? Director of Alumni Career Engagement Amanda Panarese (Col...
Mar 23, 2018

Job Search Support Resources

National (and Virginia) resources for support in areas related to the job search. Special Needs JAN: Job Accommodation Network: S. Department of Labor: Career One Stop: Virginia: Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS): Free Online Training Virginia Workforce Connection: Alison: Job Loss S. Department of Labor – General: […]


Ready to Quit: 3 Steps to Find a Job You Love

Stuck, drained or beyond fed up by your job and ready to quit (but don’t know what you should do next?). No problem! Join Christie Mims (Col ’00), Founder...
Oct 6, 2017

Work You Love: 3 Secrets to Every Successful Job Search or Career Change

Changing jobs or careers can be a daunting task, to say the least. You must navigate online jobs boards, work with Applicant Tracking Systems, write a resume that stands...
Sep 15, 2017

Resume Guidelines

Goal: Clearly Demonstrate Your Ability To Solve The Employer’s Problems “This Is Just What We’re Looking For!”



Today’s resume is very different from the resume you used just a few years ago. We’ve gathered resources and tips from trusted sources to help you write a resume that effectively conveys your skills and strengths, and optimizes your materials for applicant tracking systems (ATSs). General tips & advice 3 Resume summary examples that’ll make […]


Cover Letters

Cover letters provide context and bring the strengths and skills listed in your resume to life. Learn to write a cover letter that is compelling and shows you have the right skills for the job. How to write a cover letter: The all-time best tips I’ve read more than 300 cover letters, and this is […]


How to Write the Best Job Application of Your Life

Are you worried that your applications are going into a black hole? How do you help your resume and cover letter stand out in a crowded job search market?...
Apr 14, 2017

5 Keys to Making a Successful Career Transition

Let’s face it, career transitions can be tricky. Whether you’re changing sectors, industries, organizations, countries, or functions—or ramping up or ramping down—many of us struggle to navigate the necessary...
Feb 24, 2017

Developing Your Digital Professional Portfolio and Your Personal Brand

Learn how to create your own digital professional portfolio and build your brand.

Dec 9, 2016