TOP TEN Most Hidden, Least Utilized Career Center Resources
10. The Career Resource Library – Free advice (and worth every penny), books and computer access.
9. CareerSearch – Millions of employers, and their websites. You think these guys are all listing their jobs on Monster!? (No. The correct response is: no.)
8. Vault and WetFeet Guides to Career Fields and Companies
- Downloadable, excellent – and FREE to BC students.
- Hey, the Career Center pays for this stuff, you might as well look at it, right?
- Lengthy career guides to Media & Entertainment, I-Banking, Advertising & Public Relations, the Fashion Industry, TV News, Capitol Hill Careers, and more.
7. Internship Review – BC students rate their internships…. Hmm, what could be more fun?
6. Career Advisors – Speak with an advisor about jobs, internships, resumes, majors, your parents – anything career-related.
5. Career Assessment Software – Know thyself, and save thyself from inappropriate and evil jobs and internships.
4. “Resources For” pages – Hey, everyone has their own page – AHANA, LGBTQ, Nursing, Social Work, Seniors, Freshmen / Sophomores / Juniors, Teachers. Even your Parents. (Parents seem to be taking it on the nose here….)
3. Job Search Strategies – The Wall Street Journal says, “Job hunts conducted solely online rarely produce jobs.
2. Research Before Your Interview – Lack thereof is the biggest reason for not getting the job or internship.
And the number 1 Most Hidden, Least Utilized Resource of the Career Center is…
1. Networking with Alumni
- Students fear it irrationally. Many alumni understand the absolute necessity.
- Want to learn about a possible career field? Learn to network!
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking, and the best way to succeed during the current economy is… networking!