I’m not one to be a gatekeeper. Education and resources need to be accessible, readily available, easy to navigate and applicable.
Here are my favorite go-to resources that I refer to clients to learn about themselves, their targeted industries, professional development, career transitions and overall job search strategy.
I don’t go to these sites every day. However, I follow most of them on social media. Websites/resources typically have knowledge communities: webinars, Facebook groups, LinkedIn pages, Twitter connections and more. Follow and engage so this information comes to you when you are interacting with your social channels.
Whether you a looking for a little inspiration, need to optimize your job search or connect with your community, you can find value in the following career resources.
Tweet us at @FIUalumni and let us know which resources you found helpful or a new career website you would like to share with your #FIUalumni community.
To a better you!
What To Read
- Fast Company
- The 2 Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton
- Wall Street Journal
- New York Times
- AskAManager.org – great blog for job seekers and managers
- The Muse.com – modern career advice by Mashable
Researching Companies & Industries
- Glassdoor.com – industry research and advice
- O*NET –definations of occupations; great as a resume description builder
- Salary.com – compensation search
- Wetfeet.com – discover the top US employers
Job Search Optimization
Resume & Cover Letter Enhancements
- Excellent resume for mid-level employee
- 185 powerful verbs for your resume
- How to quantify your resume bullets
- 12 Steps to Writing a Great Resume
- Resume Guidelines
- Generate more interviews
- Cover letter examples
- Worth your time
- 5 tips for non-awkward info interviews
- Writing example
- 3 steps
- Linkedin.com/alumni – connect with FIU alumni at your targeted companies
- Interview Guide – all resources for your upcoming interviews
- Moo.com – create custom networking business cards
Events & Volunteering
- FIUalumni.com – all events and programs to connect you with your Panther network
- Idealist.org – volunteer for non-profits, expand your network and resume
- Eventbrite – search for local community and networking events
- Chamber of Commerce – networking events in south Florida
Career & Personality Assessments
- FIU Online – courses on demand
- Connect with your professional association and industry knowledge communities!
- TED Talks
- How I Built This
- The Moth
- Dream Job: Hidden Brain Episode 25
- Getting Unstuck: Hidden Brain Episode 56