Category Archives: Resource of the Week

Resources of the Week: July 8th

Finance and Consulting

Quant Finance is a job board website dedicated to helping you find your perfect job in the fields of finance, financial engineering, mathematical finance, and risk management. This website facilitates recruitment and helps connect you working professionals around the globe. Don’t settle for anything less than the leading niche job board in its employment sector!

Arts & Entertainment

The Theatre Communications Group is a national organization for the American Theatre. TCG offers networking opportunities through conferences, events, research, and communications. This organization seeks to promote and celebrate your artistic talents and achievements in your field and foster a larger public appreciation for theatre!

Science & Technology

Creative Design Pros (on LinkedIn) allows for you to connect with other computer engineers, software and program designers, and graphic designers. Tune in and participate in discussions on this page, connect with others in your field, or even ask questions that have been plaguing you about your field or career! This is a great opportunity for you to gain more insight in different technology related professions as well as build up your network!

Government, Non-Profit & Education

City Year is a non-profit organization set to engage citizens to benefit the common good and demonstrate the power of young people. Corps members of City Year serve as tutors, mentors, and role models to help students stay on track to graduate. If you’re interested in making a different in the lives of the youth and helping the next generations have the opportunity to acquire a better livelihood for themselves, then consider applying to City Year!

Sports, Hospitality & Tourism

The American Hotel and Lodging Association is the sole organization that serves the interests of hoteliers everywhere. Members of AH&LA have access to exclusive bottom line savings, educational resources, and networking opportunities with top-level industry professionals. Want to further your career in the hotel industry? Then the American Hotel and Lodging Association is a fantastic resource for you to sign up for!

Global

International Business Group (on LinkedIn) is a company specializing in international trade and development. Have you already started your business or are you looking to start your own business? IBG will help you build the businesses in areas of sourcing and supplying engineering and automotive products. Join this group on LinkedIn today.

A Guide to Working Freelance

A Guide to Working Freelance

In addition to internships, traditional full and part-time jobs, and work study, freelance offers students another great work option. Working freelance means you work for yourself and are not committed to just one employer. Most jobs are either compensated on an hourly basis or at a fixed price agreed upon between you and your client. Some examples of freelance jobs are graphic design, writing assignments, web development, tutoring, and much more.

Benefits of freelancing include:

  • You work your own hours and are your own boss. As a student, you already have a demanding schedule so taking on freelance work gives you flexibility.
  • Build up a portfolio and gain work experience. Since you are working per job, you have the opportunity to take on different projects which allow you to build a more diverse resume than you would have working a single job.
  • Expand your employer contacts and develop important working relationships. Start with one freelance job, and then move to another. Soon you will see your clients referring you to more potential clients. You can continue working freelance full-time upon graduation or use the contacts you make to become fully employed.

How to get started:

Visit StudentFreelance.com and click the Start Working button. Once there, use your school email address to sign up (this is to keep freelancers strictly students). After confirming your email, you will have a chance to fill out your profile. This is where you can tell potential clients about yourself. Make sure to include a tag line about the services you can offer clients and a description going into more detail. Adding your portfolio or work samples, if applicable, is also something that can help you get hired.

Happy freelancing!

Resource of the Week: June 17th

Finance & Consulting

Consulting Central provides research and advice on firms of all sizes across all service lines in order to provide students with an in-depth coverage and market intelligence on the consulting profession.

 Arts, Entertainment & Media

Mashable Jobs covers digital culture, social media and technology news and information. It’s perfect for tech geeks or people looking to further their careers in the digital industry. Find your tech and digital specific jobs and internships and apply directly through the site. Additionally, Mashable is a fantastic source for news, information and resources for our social media savvy generation.

 Technology and Engineering        

TechCrunch is a great resource dedicated to profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products and breaking tech news. While you’re surfing through this site, don’t forget to check out CrunchBase, TechCrunch’s database about startup companies and investors. Peruse the many articles available at the click of your mouse. Maybe you can even contribute to this site and share some of your knowledge of the tech industry!

Government, Education & Non-Profit

SchoolSpring offers new and experienced educators the opportunity to apply for teaching jobs today with ease. It’s useful and easy to use because this website lists teaching jobs from around the country and compiles them in one easy search. So you’re saving time and you only have to fill out your information once! Check out this website fore a complete, cohesive job postings search.

Tourism & Hospitality

The World Travel and Tourism Council provides students looking for an internship in the tourism industry with a myriad of opportunities to look in to. Additionally, the professional staff that works for the World Travel and Tourism Council is drawn from diverse career backgrounds. It also provides the latest news on people and places around the world in the travel industry. So if this is the industry where you’re headed, go to the World Travel and Tourism council website to look up the specific opportunities offered.

Over Seas Jobs

Want to live in a new city? Experience a different culture from a local’s point of view? Check out Overseas Jobs today! This website features over seas jobs (obviously) and employment opportunities for professionals seeking an adventure in a different country. Overseas Jobs helps guide you in researching the transition to a different country, employers, and even offers information and advice on career fields in nearly every industry in the country of your choice. Explore the myriad of job postings listed on this website and hopefully you’ll be able to land your new job in an exotic country!

Resource of the Week: Pinterest

Pinterest may be that landscape of food, fashion, DIY and wedding planning. But, boasting 50 million users, this visual heavy social network can also be used vastly in your job search and for your career objectives.

Many people prefer to absorb information visually. This form of visual learning is not only limited to Yoga instructions or fondue recipes. It can also include interviewing tips, preparing your resume, and industry information.

Use Pinterest to stay organized and use images to remind you of things you have read or images that have inspired you.

Quick tip: If you don’t want people to see a certain board – say which companies you are researching – change that board to private for your own viewing.

Pinterest To-do List:

  1. Follow companies that interest you: Stay up to date on companies’ most recent pins to see what advancements or changes the company may be making. You can also use it to have a glimpse into the company culture.
  2. Follow career experts: Many experts and career sites use Pinterest as a way to consolidate their articles. By following career experts, you can gain insight on your job search and also how to excel in a particular industry. You can also learn new skills and tips to make you a better candidate

But, also use Pinterest to explore and to inspire. Discover ideas on how to dress professionally – both for men and women, how to answer difficult interview questions, or how to behave at a formal business luncheon.

Pinterest allows you to share content and images from external websites as well as to showcase talent and work from your own hard-drive.  You can use Pinterest as Project Board for your own, original work. Or, you can even use Pinterest as a virtual resume to supplement your physical resume.

Don’t forget, link your Pinterest to your Facebook and Twitter accounts to grow your followers and spread your social media impact.

Pinterest Homework: Build a Visual Resume Board

While a standard, black and white resume is still required for most positions, a visual resume can be a way to supplement your job search and set you apart from the crowd. By creating a visual resume, you can showcase your work history and demonstrate your experience in a pictorial manner.

Where to begin? Pin photos of schools you’ve attended with links to the programs you enrolled in. Similarly, pin logos of companies you’ve worked or professional associates you are a part of.  You can also pin images of awards you’ve won or achievements you’ve made over the past few years.

Once you’ve pinned some images and linked to the appropriate websites, utilize the text box provided. Be sure to capture the importance of each pin as well as how it relates to your career or work objectives.

You can also add a quick description of your visual resume board through the “Edit Board” option.

The key is to concisely depict your professional image and brand through your board’s content and tone.

Once you’ve completed your visual resume board, be sure to share it with your followers. You can add a direct link to your visual resume board on your physical resume, as well as your Email signature, LinkedIn and other social media websites.

Resources of the Week: Week of June 1

Finance and Consulting

Money Management International is the largest full service consumer credit consulting agency in the nation.

It features a number of educational materials for people of all ages and is a great and easy way to learn about personal finance. It has a wide range of informational articles, links, videos and even courses to help you understand how to manage your money better.

This website even provides additional tools such as financial worksheets to help you budget your money for vacations, gifts, groceries and virtually anything else.

A quick and easy way to understand your finances, now with the help of Money Management International, you won’t lose track of your spending!

Arts, Entertainment, and Media

Mediabistro is an easy to use website for those of you interested in social media jobs. With jobs and recruiting available for traditional media professions that cover journalism, social media marketing, social games and much more, you’ll easily find the perfect match for you.

Not exactly looking for a job at this point? That’s fine too! Mediabistro offers courses and how-to videos for you to further your interest and gain some knowledge and skills about different social media platforms and writing styles.

And last but not least, Mediabistro offers blog posts, news stories, and advice for your perusal. So don’t wait and sign up!

 

Computer Science and Engineering

Dice is pretty nice. Dice.com has established its own niche in the tech and engineering world. It’s highly ranked and well known sight for job seeking professionals.

Like any other job search engine, Dice allows you to peruse through thousands of information technology jobs only. But here’s the fun part. In addition to your job searches, you also have the opportunity to discuss technology related things with other Dice users. You can follow technology related blogs and share your opinions on different tech firms. What better way to immerse yourself in the field?

Government, Education, Health and Nonprofit

Looking for a job in the public sector. Well, let’s make your search a little easier. Check out Govtjobs.com, a leading website that is here to help with your job hunt. Their job listings are very detailed, and include executive search firms, advertising agencies and even other governmental jurisdictions.

In addition to the actual job listings, govtjobs.com provides job resources through links to statewide newspapers, state leagues and associations, other government websites and much more to help you discover the many employment opportunities.

Graduate Students

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a biweekly newspaper that covers the nonprofit world. Aimed for people involved in charities and foundation leaders, the Chronicle of Philanthropy provides news on fundraising, spotlights on important philanthropists in our community, advice from well known and renowned philanthropists such as Warren and Doris Buffett, and even provides a job search engine specifically for the nonprofit field.

So if you want to further your career in the nonprofit arena, sign up for the Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Global and International

WetFeet, an unusual name for this resource, but is useful nonetheless. WetFeet.com offers information about trends markets, and jobs in leading industries. It provides the information you need about career tracks, job outlook, and even an Insider Guide that offers an in-depth look at what it’s really like to work in various careers.

WetFeet is also a fantastic way to research and et detailed information on employers, careers, and industries.

Resources of the Week: May 27th

Finance & Consulting

Real Estate Developer showcases famous commercial developers and property managers from history who have demonstrated that entrepreneurial spirit, and along the way have altered the course of America. People like Walt Disney, who created a children’s fantasy world known as Disneyland and imagineered the theme park concept used in amusement parks around the world today. Or the architect Victor Gruen, who created a new approach to clustering retail stores under one roof with large department stores to anchor the project . . . and in so doing gave birth to the modern shopping mall. Or Junior Rockefeller, who risked $100 million of his own money on the Rockefeller Center, which created thousands of jobs for desperate construction workers during the Depression and moved his family’s core business out of the world’s largest oil company and into real estate development. These remarkable stories and more are told in this website’s commercial real estate developer articles.

Also featured are leading commercial real estate developers around the United States today, in Texas, New York, Georgia and California. Combined, these real estate developers represent tens of millions of square feet of the world’s finest commercial real estate properties.

Arts, Entertainment & Media

The Fashion Careers Clinic is independent careers advice service specifically for fashion students, graduates and professionals who are looking for guidance in finding their next (or first) job.

Services for individuals include one to one consultations, CV and / or portfolio reviews and email and phone support on all aspects of Fashion Careers advice.

The Fashion Career Clinic also works with schools, FE and HE colleges and Universities where we provide lectures and workshops to help students gain a better understanding as to how the fashion industry works and how best to approach their future careers and job searches’.

They can assist professionals who are looking to find work in all of the following areas: Ladieswear, menswear and childrenswear design, knitwear, textiles, footwear, accessories, jewellery, homeware, fashion graphics, buying, merchandising, production, marketing, PR and Promotion, supply chain, sales and administration roles.

Computer Science & Engineering

IT Specialist Group on LinkedIn is one of Linkedin’s largest and most popular groups for information technology professionals! In fact, ComputerWorld recently ranked us as one of the TOP SEVEN technology groups on Linkedin out of 16,000+ social networks for IT professionals. The group features discussions or Q&A that focuses on network engineering, software development, information security, InfoSec, enterprise applications, Web 2.0, e-Gov, IT management, SMB, e-Commerce, e-Business, Systems and Telecom, to name a few. Look for top tech jobs as well from leading employers, including the Fortune 500 and government. Our group also has fifteen (15) separate subgroups for more specific in-depth discussions related to IT.

Make sure to visit IT Specialist.com (see link on right sidebar), a social media hub designed for IT professionals! It aggregates or pulls together content (blogs, podcasts, videos, webcasts, articles, etc.) from hundreds of technical Web sites into one central location, making is quick and easy to find information on any topic in information technology and telecommunications.

Government, Education, Health & Nonprofit

Nursing Jobs.org is exactly what the title implies and more!

Nursing Jobs.org is the Web’s #1 Site for Nursing Jobs! At NursingJobs.org, you control your own nursing job search. Find nursing jobs across the U.S. Search for RN, CAN, LPN, LVN and Travel Nurse Jobs.

Nursing Jobs.org also houses a forum, Nursing Voices, where you can hear from nurses around the world. Here you can meeet other nurses, share your nursing knowledge and experiences.

As an additional bonus, gain tips and advice from Nursing Jobs.org’s blog here!

Global & International

International Jobs is a site that offers international professionals job opportunities around the world.  It contains all the information for job openings in a multitude of areas such as intergovernmental organizations, engineering firms, corporations involved in international trade and finance, student exchange organizations and much more.

Log in to your NYU CareerNet account and select the Document Library under Resources. Select “International Career Employment Weekly” or go to www.internationaljobs.org

Resources of the Week

Financial Services, Management & Consulting:

So you’ve mastered investment terms, and are even becoming conversant in the stock and bond language. Then your boss says, its a “Dead cat bounce.” You look at him, he looks at you, you helpless look around you for suggestions and then immediately type into your search bar.

The Finance Glossary is the online dictionary for terms/phrases used frequently in the finance industry. With this tool, you can increase your understanding of the jargon used in the finance industry. So, next time you’re boss says, “take a bath,” you’ll know that, no, he’s not telling you to take a bath.

Arts, Entertainment & Media

Considering working in the Hospitality Industry? Don’t know whether you want to work abroad or at home. Tap in to your LinkedIn account and join the Hotel Industry Professionals Worldwide.

Hotel Industry Professionals Worldwide on LinkedIn allows you to connect with thousands of other professionals in the hotel industry and share tips, techniques and strategies as well as helping each other with employment and career opportunities across the globe.

Computer Science & Engineering

Have you ever heard of TechCrunch? CrunchGear? Or, TechCrunch IT?

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. The columnists and contributors bring deep insights from the heart of the tech community. Additionally, CrunchBase, TechCrunch’s open database about start-up companies, people and investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology companies and transactions. Then comes the CrunchBoard.

The CrunchBoard gives you access to the millions of technology and business savvy readers of TechCrunch, MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch IT. It is one of the most popular job searchs boards for individuals seeking internet or tech jobs.

Diversity, Government, & Non-Profit

Looking for a news source that can give you the latest scoop on the Non-Profit Industry. Check out The Non-Profit Times.

The NonProfit Times is the leading online publication for nonprofit management.  Geared to the executive suite, The NonProfit Times delivers news, business information and original research on the daily operations of tax-exempt organizations.

As an added bonus, you can search for non-profit jobs on their site and read career tips for the non-profit industry here.

Global

Interested in service abroad?

The Global Service Corps mission is to design and implement volunteer service-learning and community development programs that benefit the volunteer participants and positively impact the communities they serve.

Global Service Corps (GSC) is a non-profit leader in service learning and overseas volunteer programs and international internships in Thailand, Cambodia and Tanzania. They offer international volunteer opportunities in various durations including: Volunteer Vacations, 2 week Introductions to Service Learning, 4-6 week Short-term Volunteer Abroad Assignments and 9 Week to 6 month International Internships and Overseas Volunteer Assignments.

 

Resources of the Week

Take a look at this week’s featured industry resources.

Finance & Consulting

Consulting Magazine features information on careers in consulting. It includes articles on leadership, firm rankings, and corporate strategies. Read their articles online to stay in the know about the consulting industry. Consulting magazine organizes the annual Consulting Summit – the largest gatherings of consulting leadership in North America. It hosts award dinners as part of the Consulting magazine Achievement Awards series – including dinners honoring Women Leaders in Consulting and The Top 25 Consultants.

Arts, Media, & Entertainment

Pro Blog Design is written and structured for bloggers, or bloggers to be, who want to learn how to create a better blog. The site offers tips and tutorials on how to make great websites.

Computer Science, Engineering & Science

Fins Technology combines technology job search boards with news and career advice. Explore careers while researching the industry and companies. Traditional job boards just post jobs. FINS breaks free of tradition – and simplifies the process for job seekers – by combining industry-specific job boards with high-quality content, industry news and relevant career advice.

Diversity, Education, Government, Healthcare & Non-profit

ACE (American Council on Education) is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association. As the nation’s largest higher education organization, ACE is at the forefront of the major issues affecting postsecondary education.

Graduate Students

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has evolved to address emerging needs, serve specific populations underrepresented in the academy, strengthen designated fields, and support key stages in professorial careers. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has awarded fellowships to more than 20,000 scholars, who now include 13 Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists in mathematics, 14 Pulitzer Prize winners, 35 “genius grant” MacArthur Fellows, two U.S. Poets Laureate, and 21 recipients of Presidential and national medals.

SCPS

Work In Sports on Twitter. Follow @WorkinSports for Sports Internships, Jobs, and News. Work In Sports has been serving the sports industry for 13+ years. Being in the industry this long, they have worked with over 7,500 sports industry employers. Thousands of job seekers have found jobs through postings on WorkInSports.com. Most importantly, job seekers that use the site find jobs, and employers that post jobs on the site hire member candidates.

Global/International

The International High Potential Network connects students with professionals and international employers. iHipo is the leading international graduate careers website. We enable our users (students and graduates) to find Internships, Jobs and Graduate Programs abroad. The iHipo CV tips section offers advice on CV writing, resume writing, cover letter writing, as well as interview questions to prepare you for your job interview. The Internship Resources section has advice on finding summer internships, internship programs, internships abroad, as well as samples of what an internship report can look like.

Resource of the Week: Occupational Handbook

Resource Name: Occupational Handbook

Where to find it: You can access it by clicking on the following link: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

What it is: The Occupational Handbook is a website that has a ton of career information. The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay and more. Each profile also includes a Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projection for the 2010-2020 decade.

Who it’s good for: This website is literally good for every student getting ready to explore different fields because the Occupational Handbook offers insights on 13 major occupational clusters including management, business and finance, sales, service, production, farming, Armed Services, office and administrative support and construction. No matter what field you’re interested in, you will no doubt find more specific information on it.

Why you should use it: The Handbook gives job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state and much more. It’s the perfect place to decide on a career field for yourself too! A lot of students are undecided and understandably so. By looking at statistics for different jobs you may be interested in, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices. Plus it’s an official government website, so you can imagine how official the information posted on the website it!

Resource of the Week: Creative Hotlist

Resource Name: Creative Hotlist

What it is: It’s an excellent resource for creative professionals in visual communications. Students can post resumes, job-wanted listings, and online portfolios. It’s unique in that it has advanced search capabilities, and the ability to save searches in a personalized virtual filing system.

Where to find it: You can access Creative Hotlist through your NYU CareerNet Account

Who it is good for: Creative Hotlist is an excellent resource for creative students in visual communications. Students are able to browse through information on job openings that companies and organizations can post easily and see the myriad of job opportunities listed.

Why you should use it: If you’re aspiring to work with other creative professionals or are interested in pursuing a career as a graphic and/or web designer, writer, photographer, illustrator, this site it the perfect place for you to visit. You’re able to showcase your talent by uploading your portfolio on the site, and because it’s a site specifically aimed for creative professionals. Now, instead of sifting through other irrelevant job postings, you can focus more specifically on where you want to apply or intern in terms of specific creative jobs.