»Handshake - Launched in July 2018, this career portal personalizes student's career recommendations, connecting them to local, national, and international companies.
»PathwayU - An online platform to guide you to purpose when making critical choices about education, career, and employment.
»LinkedIn Jobs leverages the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunities. Harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
Other online resources to assist you in career exploration:
Speak with a Career Counselor for information on individual assessment tools. You may make an appointment by calling 903.813.2074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group has grown from 500 members in Fall 2010 to almost 3,000 members as of July 2019. How has this happened? More and more alumni are active on LinkedIn.com and are offering to provide mentoring and guidance to current Austin College students and fellow alumni.
Career Services provides guides for building a professional profile. Current students should make an appointment with a Career Counselor at 903.813.2074 to learn the standards for utilizing this network.
Additional information is in the LinkedIn Binder resource.
WHAT IS AN INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW?
Information interviews involve seeking information only, not job search assistance or consideration. By phone, in person, or by letter, you could ask: "Could I meet with you to learn about your background? I am currently researching options, and your field/job is of particular interest. An information interview with you could help me formulate my goals." In truth, it is a pre-search activity, not really a job search activity. Through brief interviews, collect career biographies of individuals who work in fields you are researching. Meeting people and asking pertinent questions is the best way to narrow your goals and identify effective next steps. The more you learn about career biographies and the more you know about fields and functions, the easier it will be to develop goals and to make decisions regarding appropriate next steps. For more information, download the document: The Informational Interview.