Working from home, whether it be for a job, school, etc. is challenging. Balancing all of this while still trying to find a job or internship? Even more challenging. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for you to use to figure out what you should be doing, and when. Even if you’ve already completed a step, look at the ones before and after to see what else you can be doing to stay on top of the game.
VMock – VMock is a virtual platform designed to help you create/edit your resume instantly. Use VMock to perfect your resume before taking the next steps.
Utilize Virtual On-Demand Career Advising Hours (virtually meet with a Career Advisor to have your cover letter, resume, or LinkedIn profile reviewed) AND/OR Virtual Drop-Ins with Peer Career Coaches (Meet with trained Peer Career Coaches via Google Hangouts to have your cover letter, resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed). Using either of these resources gives you the opportunity to receive real feedback from live people – just like you would if you came into the Career Center.
Handshake – Handshake is your best friend when it comes to looking for jobs/internships. All you have to do is fill out your profile and then you can search for opportunities by field, location, major, etc. The good news is: employers are still hiring during this time! You can find the full list on Handshake. It’s important to make sure you have a good resume before putting it on Handshake because employers can see it and you want to put your best foot forward! Many of you probably already use your Handshake account, but make sure the resume on your profile is your most up-to-date one!
Attend Instagram Lives and WebEx Presentations – Each week, career advisors from CCES will host Instagram Live sessions and WebEx presentations focusing on certain topics. For more information on how to join and a list of events, visit our homepage at the beginning of each week. There are also lots of employers hosting virtual information sessions, career fairs, etc. You can find all the events happening for the week here.
Utilize Online Resources – Miami University offers access to various online databases including: Big Interview, ArtSEARCH, Cincinnati Business Courier, Focus 2, GoinGlobal, Sports Industry Job Board, Entrepreneurial Musicianship Guidebook, What Can I Do With This Major? and Vault’s Career Insider. For full descriptions of these platforms and how to log on, visit this page. Some of these resources focus on interviewing while others focus on finding a job in a specific field while others help you figure out what it is you even want to do!