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Spring Semester Career “To-Do List”

Welcome back to campus! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break and are rejuvenated for the Spring Semester. To hit the ground running hard, we have created a Spring “To-Do List” to guide you in developing your professional skills this Spring Semester.

1. Get to know the NYU Wasserman

NYU Wasserman empowers students and alumni to succeed at every stage of their professional development. Early and frequent engagement with the center is important for your professional development. NYU Wasserman is prepared to help you:

  • Identify career paths and job opportunities
  • Develop a personal brand
  • Create a successful job search strategy
  • Provide personalized career development programs

Stop by one of the NYU Wasserman’s 3 locations (NYU Wasserman @ Poly, Wasserman Center at SCPS), check out our website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Wassertube, and here!

2. Attend the Career Fair

When: January 30th, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Kimmel Center 4th & 10th

NYU students from all majors and disciplines are invited to meet with employers to explore full-time opportunities and summer internships! Career fairs are a great way to meet employers and learn about different companies and job opportunities within those organizations.

Remember: Business casual attire is expected, professional attire is preferred – be sure to bring copies of your resume.

Prepare

Learn how to prepare for the fair
Learn how to make the most of a career fair

Participating employers

For a list of employers attending the fair, log in to NYU CareerNet and click Events > Career Fairs. (Be certain you are not viewing the event listing under Events > Seminars.)

Registration

Advanced registration is not necessary. Student registration will take place on the day of the fair in the second floor mezzanine lobby. You need only your NYU ID or NYU-Poly ID card for entry.

3. Revamp your Resume

Your resume is the first chance you have to make a lasting impression. However, the average employer only spends about 30 seconds looking at a resume. In this job market, you must have an expertly crafted resume.

Follow the link here to see if your resume makes the cut.

If you would like help revamping your resume, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. You can do so through your NYU CareerNet account under the “Short Cuts” menu.

4. Sign up for the Mentor Network

Want to explore a career? The NYU Wasserman Center’s Mentor Network  is an informational tool that links students with alumni and other professionals. Mentros in this program are available for:

  • In-person Informational Interviews
  • Day on the Job/Job Shadowing
  • Phone/Skype Contact

To get involved, meet with a counselor for mentor network orientation and to discuss your general career interests. If you have additional questions please contact career.mentornetwork@nyu.edu

5. Join Linkedin

Linkedin is the leading professional networking tool. Its mission is to connect the word’s professionals to make them more successful. Through Linkedin:

  • You can connect with colleagues, classmates, companies, employers, professionals and much more
  • Build a profile that demonstrates your professional skills, education, and work experience
  • You can join groups in industries you are interested in, participate in discussions about trends or changes in the job market
  • View different career paths

To create a Linkedin here.
Join the NYU Wasserman Center Student & Alumni Career Connections Group here.

Also, join us at the NYU Wasserman Center on February 7th at 12:30 PM to see Lindsey Pollak present on how to navigate social media for professional uses.
RSVP through NYU CareerNet or here.

5. Build Your Personal Brand

To be a competitive applicant in today’s job market, you must be able to communicate and market your personal brand.  Your personal brand what makes you uniquely distinguishable. Here’s some things to think about:

  • What is your personal brand?
  • What makes you credible, relevant, and different from others?
  • What is your 30 second “elevator pitch”?
  • How do you want people to remember you?

Want some further help? Check out this Workbook from PwC here.

6. Follow us on here, Twitter, Facebook, Wassertube & Pinterest!

For more career advice and information as well as NYU Wasserman and employer events, don’t forget to follow us on all of our social media platforms.

How to Tuesday: How to Rock the Class of 2013 Resume Book Collection

Class of 2013! You’re just a couple of weeks away from senior year. Which means…. its time to start looking for jobs!

Still reading? Okay great..

Don’t you wish a magical job fairy would find the perfect job for you, and send employers scrambling to call you? Well, we have the closest thing: Resume Books! Put your best foot forward and let the employers who want you, find you themselves.

Starting TODAY until Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3pm, the Wasserman Center for Career Development will collect resumes for the Class of 2013 Resume Book Collection . These books will be distributed to hundreds of employers in industries such as government/nonprofit,  finance, marketing, engineering and technology, advertising, public relations, entertainment, health care, consulting, education, real estate and many more, and serve as one source for recruiting Class of 2013 graduates.

The Steps in a Nutshell (Must be completed by May 17th 3pm):
1) a) Meet the eligibility requirements below. b) Come in during walk-ins and get your resume signed off on by a counselor.

Yes, you must still come in – even if someone here has looked at your resume before. It never hurts to get another set of eyes on it!

2) Submit the signed form and hard copy of your resume book to the recruitment desk.

3) Select up to 4 books for your resume to be included in

4) Complete the electronic upload process (you’ll get these instructions after we receive your hard copy).

Eligibility Requirements:
– Be officially recognized by the University as receiving an academic degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD) in January, May or September 2013 (certificate candidates, MBAs and Law students are NOT eligible).

-Get your resume critiqued and signed off on by the Wasserman Center or NYU-Poly Career Center staff before the deadline. Click here for the Wasserman walk in hours schedule. Click here for the NYU-Poly walk in hours schedule. This must take place even if a counselor has looked at your resume in the past.

For detailed submission instructions go to http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/recruitment/resume_book.php

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!