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NYU CareerNet 101: What is NYU CareerNet

You’ve probably heard the phrase “You can find it on NYU CareerNet” or “Sign up on NYU CareerNet” tens – if not hundreds – of times already.  But what exactly is this system so often mentioned by NYU Wasserman staff?  Yes, it’s a place where you can apply for jobs and internships, but it’s also much, much more….

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How to Tuesday: Spring cleaning to-do items

Think spring break is just for fun in the sun, and jet setting off to an exotic location? Well, unless you find Union Square exotic, we at the Wasserman Center are still hard at work! As such, we want to introduce you to ways you can brush up some of your skills while you have the week off from school! Check out these top 10 things you can do to boost your career during Spring Break.

1. Revamp Your Resume and Cover Letter – use the resources at Wasserman to help you tailor your resume and cover letter to your industry and dream job. We’re here during walk-in hours everyday.

2. Brush Up on Interviewing skills – practice with your friend over a cup of coffee, use the Wasserman InterviewStream tool, or practice in front of the mirror- whatever you choose just make sure to practice! The more confident you are, the better you will do in a real interview setting.

3. Do Your Industry Homework – Research companies you are interested in and see what kind of candidates they are looking for. You can use tools like Hoover’s or Vault (found on NYU CareerNet)

4. Create or Update Your LinkedIn ProfileLinkedIn is a great tool to network and get your name out to industry professionals. Employers are also using LinkedIn to scope out potential candidates.

5. Informational Interviews – Find a mentor, talk to a counselor, alum, or an industry professional to speak with regarding your questions about your specific career. These insiders can help you understand your industry better and give you pointers. You can use the NYU Mentor Network to help you out, or even LinkedIn’s college platform to connect you to alumni!

6.  Update Your professional Website – Depending on the industry; professional websites are a great way to easily showcase your work. This break is the perfect time to update it and ensure that your website is running smoothly and is easy for perspective employers to see.

 7. Build Your Online Presence – Now more than ever employers are turning to the web to learn about job applicants. Building your web presence by ensuring that those party pictures stay locked in private, tailoring your social media accounts to your specific career interests, and ensuring to remove any blog posts or articles that may be detrimental to your chances of getting hired.

8. Learn A New Skill– Whether it’s finally getting a hang of that HTML/CSS coding or mastering the fine art of public speaking, adding a new skill to your resume will only add to your experiences.

9. Work on Your Writing Skills– Even if your career goals are geared towards science, business, medicine, or public administration writing is a crucial skill to have in today’s job market. Make sure you know the differences between you’re and your!

 10. “Know Thy Self”– Take the time to go over all our accomplishments and experience. Be sure you can speak to those experiences and accomplishments eloquently when faced in a networking or interview situation

We’re always here to help! Feel free to schedule an appointment via NYU CareerNet, grab your passport, and head to Palladium for some fun in the career center!

Don’t be like this guy – We don’t horse around here. Bring your resume and your cover letter when you come to meet with us!

Overheard at Wass: Can I make an Appointment?

“Can I make an appointment?”

Absolutely!  So glad you asked!  This is one of our most popular requests.  We have a wonderful staff of career counselors who can assist you with everything from career exploration to resume critiques and interviewing tips.  For your convenience, we’ve moved to an online system, so now you can schedule an appointment with a career counselor through your CareerNet account.
**(Alumni who graduated more than 1 year ago should call 212-998-4730 to ask about appts.)**

Scheduling an appointment online is easy!  Here’s how:

1.  Log into CareerNet.

2.  On your homepage, click on the “Request a Counseling Appointment” link, located on the right hand side under “Shortcuts.”

3.  Select your location.

4.  Select all of the counselors’ names, or if there is a particular counselor with whom you would like to meet, you may choose just his or her name.

5.  Select a blue date from the calendar and choose a time.

6.  Type in your reason for the appointment (e.g. resume review, mock interview, career exploration) and click “Submit.”

You will receive an email saying that your appointment is “pending” and another email when the counselor has approved the appointment.  Please allow a couple of business days for the approval email to be sent.  Remember to write down the correct time, date, and location of your appointment and the name of the counselor.  On the day of your appointment, arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time (10 minutes if you need to print your resume) and be sure to let the reception desk know that you have arrived!

Listed below are some related FAQs that may come in handy when scheduling an appointment.
As always, if you need extra assistance, you can call the reception desk at 212-998-4730 to speak with one of our staff members 🙂

Q:  What if I don’t have a CareerNet account?

A:  No worries!  Call the reception desk: 212-998-4730.  It’ll take just a minute.

Q:  What if I don’t have the “Request a Counseling Appointment” link?
A:  The link disappears temporarily if you already have an appointment scheduled.  To check if this is the case (or to cancel or reschedule your appointment), try this:  At the top of your CareerNet homepage, click on the “Calendar” tab.  Then click the “Counseling Appointment” tab.  Here you can view your upcoming appointment.  (If you are missing either of these tabs, call the reception desk: 212-998-4730)

Q:  How can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
A:  We ask that you cancel or reschedule your appointment as early as possible so that other students may sign up for that appointment time.

Canceling/rescheduling an appointment that is more than 48 hours away:

At the top of your CareerNet homepage, click on the “Calendar” tab.  Then click

the “Counseling Appointment” tab.  Click “Cancel” or “Reschedule.”

 

Canceling/rescheduling an appointment that is less than 48 hours away:

Call the reception desk to let them know that you need to cancel: 212-998-4730

After your original appointment time has passed, the “Request a Counseling

Appointment” link will reappear on your homepage and you will be able to

schedule a new appointment.

Q:  I already have an appointment scheduled.  Can I schedule another one?
A:  You may only schedule one appointment at a time.  Once your current scheduled appointment time has passed, the “Request a Counseling Appointment” link will reappear on your homepage and you will be able to schedule a new appointment.  If you need to speak with a career counselor before your scheduled appointment, please come to our walk-in hours, offered Monday through Friday.

Q:  I already have an appointment scheduled.  Can I see if there are other times available?
A:  Sure!  If your appointment is more than 48 hours away, you can view other available appointment times by following the steps to reschedule your appointment (see above).  Clicking the “Reschedule” button does not cancel your current appointment time until you have submitted a request for a new appointment time.  **Remember:  You can only schedule one appointment at a time.  If you need immediate assistance, please come to our walk-in hours, offered Monday through Friday.

Q:  Can I schedule an appointment for today?
A:  Through the online system, appointments need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.  If you need same-day assistance, we have walk-in hours every weekday at specific times: (link to walk-in hrs) Walk-in hours are 5-minute sessions for resume and cover letter critiques as well as quick career-related questions.

**If you are applying for jobs and would like to have a mock interview, please plan in advance and schedule a 30-minute appointment online.  Employers sometimes give as little as 1 day’s notice for interviews- don’t get stuck trying to schedule a last-minute mock interview! Remember:  Be prepared. Plan ahead.

Q:  Why can’t I click on any of the dates in the calendar?
A:  If none of the dates on the calendar are blue (i.e. all of the dates are gray), check to make sure you’ve chosen the correct location and that you’ve selected all of the counselors’ names in the boxes to the left of the calendar.  If you still cannot click on any dates, all of the appointments are booked and you should check back later.  A bit of insider information:  The counselors regularly add appointments to the calendar based on their availability.  If it looks like there aren’t any appointments all month, check again later to see if more have been added.  Also, you will not be able to view any appointments more than 28 days out.  So if it looks like there aren’t any available appointments for the next several months (or years), don’t panic!  Those appointments will appear as the dates draw near.