Friday, November 18, 2016

4 Ways to Boost Your Career Search Over Thanksgiving Break!

It can be hard to find time for career exploration over the short Thanksgiving Break, so here are four quick and easy ways to stay on top of it in between Thanksgiving festivities!

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1.      Explore the Career Options for your Major   

What Can I Do With This Major? is a great database to learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Whether you’re exploring multiple majors or just jobs specific to your field this database can really help boost the process!

2.      Update Your Jumbo Jobs Profile

Search hundreds of opportunities with Jumbo Jobs, our recruiting platform to connect students and employers for jobs, internships and career events. Set up search agents using custom criteria, perfect your resume with the Career Center’s guide, and then upload your resume for employers to view.

3.      Spotlight On Careers

Spotlight on Careers is a career development website for liberal arts college students. Use its flexible search functions to sample employers in different industries, gather information on select jobs and get career-specific interview tips and resume advice (log in with username: spotlightpass and password: liberalarts2017).

4.      Check out the TIP (Tufts Internship Profiles) Book!

The TIP book is a collection of summer internship summaries and advice provided by Tufts students for Tufts students. After reviewing the internship profiles, students can contact fellow students through the Tufts directory for more information. This is a great inside peek at many internships done by Tufts students, and a valuable resource for you in your internship search.

And as always, visit the Tufts Career Center website for lots of great career resources, advice, and events! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! 

Hewot Getachew
Tufts University
Sociology, Communications and Media, 2017