The Graduate Gazette
A Bi-weekly Newsletter for Marymount's Graduate Students


January 30th, 2014 Edition

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Apps to Enhance Your Career 
 
The modern-day job search involves a lot more than scanning the job boards and submitting a resume online - it involves staying current with what is going on in your industry, actively seeking out new opportunities and connections, and presenting an exceptional attention to detail when it comes to your professional documents and knowledge about potential employers.  Good thing, there are apps for that!   
 
LinkedIn - The premier online social networking platform for business professionals is an absolute must for all job hunters. LinkedIn is the only social network that truly connects employers and recruiters with job applicants. 

 LunchMeet - This networking app connects to your LinkedIn account and uses geo-targeting to find industry-specific contacts who may be open to networking. Just connect through LunchMeet, grab lunch or coffee and discuss your industry or career opportunities.  If you're looking to expand your business circle, this could be the app for you. It's also a great way to find a mentor or discover a hidden job lead.

Interview Prep Questions - Are you freaking out because you have a big interview coming up? Turn on your phone and start practicing.  This app offers a wide range of practice questions and will even suggest answers if you're stumped. You can then take those answers and personalize them so they fit your unique qualifications and background.  Preparation is the name of the game when it comes to interviewing, and this app helps you prepare on the go.

Jobs You'll Love - Wish job boards could read your mind? This app is like Pandora for the job seeker: it uses your job preferences to help you find the perfect position.

Every job viewed by a user can be saved, shared or even disliked. Based on these preferences, the app will recommend other great jobs for you. So the more you use the app, the more it gets to know you - it's like getting great job advice from a friend you keep in your pocket.

  

JobJuice - This app is a great learning tool for job seekers looking to incorporate social media into the hunt for great opportunities.  The app aims to help job seekers take advantage of social media to build their personal brand, research and target key companies, and reach out to hiring managers without breaching online etiquette.  

 

Evernote - This app is like a Post-It Note made electronic and Internet- savvy. It allows users to "capture everything" via typed note of text, a pic, or a screenshot. So next time you see something interesting on-the-go and are reminded of someone you want to share it with or an idea you want to research further, you can easily document it! Very nifty, and very recommended for staying organized and full of interesting information. 

 
Start making the most of your phone and your time by downloading the practical, career-focused applications above because if you aren't already using technology to help you be more productive, organized, and successful in your job search, you're behind the curve!!  

 

 
Jobs4Saints Highlights
A Selection of Postings Based on MU Grad Programs
Upcoming Workshops & Events on Campus
Don't Miss Out on These Great Opportunities!
 
Acing The Interview 
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in St. Joe Room G105
Getting the interview is only the beginning. Now you have to dazzle that employer to get yourself hired! The most important things you can do before going into a job/internship interview is self-reflect, research, and practice. In this workshop, you will learn about the many types of interviews conducted, methods of questioning, and best strategies for preparing for the big day. Employers base their hiring decisions on much more than just your answers to their questions. Find out what employers want to see from you by attending this workshop to maximize your potential for employment! 
  
LinkedIn 101 Lab 
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in Rowley G221 
You're on Facebook, but are you on LinkedIn? Get connected! This workshop is for beginners and new users of LinkedIn and will guide you through the process of setting up a professional profile, review important etiquette around connecting and networking with other professionals, and provide you with a comprehensive overview of the best ways to navigate LinkedIn's many features so that you can maximize them to meet your specific career goals.  Even better -- workshop attendees will be able to edit their LinkedIn profile live as they follow along with the presentation!

 

Connecting the Dots: 
Careers in Communications
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Reinsch Library Boardroom
Interested in a career in the communications field? Come to this panel event and speak to industry professionals working in diverse roles within the broad spectrum of communications occupations. Remember to prepare questions ahead of time! 
Plan Ahead!
Center for Career Services
Suite 1005, Rowley Hall
703.284.5960
career.services@marymount.edu

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