Tips and Tools for Your Job Search! February 2013

Never give up on your career endeavors!
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Job Postings
These companies are looking to hire UM alumni. View more jobs at HireACane.com, the UM Alumni Association LinkedIn group and the UM Employment Opportunities web page.

  • Director, Business Intelligence, Miami-Dade College (32188), Miami, FL
  • Mobile Webmaster, 3CInteractive (32205), Boca Raton, FL
  • UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator, Madison, WI
  • Software Developer, Hyland Software, Westlake, OH
  • Account Executive, DropBox, San Francisco, CA

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Career Tools
Tools to make your career search smooth and successful.

 


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Career Articles

A Social Way to Explore Choice of Major: LinkedIn Alumni
Social@Edu

The Top Jobs for 2013
Forbes

The 100 Best Jobs
U.S.News & World Report

10 Businesses That Will Boom in 2020
U.S.News & World Report

How to Say ‘Look at Me!’ to an Online Recruiter
The New York Times

Boomers changing careers? Avoid these 8 mistakes
Market Watch

7 Tips To Kickstart Your Job Search After A Layoff
Glassdoor

Send us any articles that might be of interest to your fellow alumni at a.garcia29@miami.edu.
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Alumni Spotlight
Featuring successful alumni and career advice.


Rob Simone, B.S.C. '04
Co-Founder/Managing Director
Hiccup Media
Hometown: Huntington, NY

What advice do you have for UM alumni and students interested in pursuing your profession or industry?

If you want to be in film, television, advertising, production, etc. you need to go to school to receive an artistic and a historical foundation. The industry experience and wisdom is going to come from your ability to find and nurture relationships with mentors within the industry you aspire to be a part of. Go 'Canes!. More
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Career ADVICE

Effective Alumni Networking in a Job Search
Alumni are excellent sources of career information, advice and opportunities, even those that may have been your fellow classmates. Alumni can be some of your most valuable job search networking contacts, but only if you utilize them effectively.

  • Seek the right alumni
    Use your alumni networks to gain information or access to hiring managers in departments of your target companies to give you the widest reach. Use the UM alumni directory and LinkedIn to find potential alumni who can lead you to the right contacts.
  • Ask for information
    Reach out to alumni who can provide you with information on the company they work for, or the department, or even about the hiring manager. Information is vital in your job search and be sure to give your best first impression. These contacts can lead you to others within the company that can provide yo with further inside information.

    Sample informational questions to ask:
    -- Could you describe one of your typical workdays for me?
    -- What skills are required in your position on a day-to-day basis?
    -- What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
    -- What do find most enjoyable?
    -- Are there any negatives to your job?
    -- How would you describe the corporate culture?
    -- What developments on the horizon could affect future opportunities?
    -- What is the advancement potential in the field? What is a typical path?
    -- How did you get your job?
    -- Considering my background, how well do you think I would fit in this company and/or profession?
    -- Taking into account my skills, education, and experience, what other career paths would you suggest I explore before making a final decision?
    -- Is there anything else you think I need to know?
    -- Who else would you recommend I speak with? When I call, may I use your name?
  • Have your fellow alumnus/a vouch for you
    Alumni who can speak well of you can be valuable assets in your job search. Referrals are more likely to get hired. Your alumni referral will do better if they're briefed on the job that you're pursuing, as well as the experience, skills, and personality traits it requires.

Connect with those with whom you have a common ground and history. Discussing your school memories is a great way to build rapport and break the ice. Have some fun while making valuable connections; connections that just might help you land a great job.

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VIDEO

The Power of Personal Branding and Online Reputation
with Sze Lee, Social Media and Digital Strategy Expert
UM School of Business Tonkinson Lecture Series
Recorded January 29, 2013

This session serves to empower the audience with knowledge on personal branding and online reputation. This session will discuss:

1. The Value of Personal Branding and Online Reputation
2. What Can You Do With Personal Branding and Online Reputation
3. How Can You Improve Your Personal Brand and Online Reputation
4. Personal Brand Alignment

QUICK LINKS
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:: UMAA Career Resources
:: HireACane.com
:: Resume Development Guide
:: Interviewing Skills Handbook
:: NACE Salary Calculator
:: Alumni Career Newsletter

CALENDAR
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11
FEB
Careers in Journalism and Writing Reception; Newman Alumni Center; 6:30 p.m.
13
FEB
Spring Career Expo
Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center; 3-7 p.m.
20
FEB
Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series - Pete Piechoski, BBA'76; Newman Alumni Center; 6:30 p.m.
25
FEB

Canes Career Club, Are You Job Ready? Trish Brennan, VP of HR and Suzette Espinosa-Fuentes, Assistant VP of Public and Media Relations at Adrienne Arsht Center teach you how to create your own PR plan to help you get job ready!; Newman Alumni Center; 4:30 p.m.

26
FEB
Tuesdays with Toppel Happy Hour
Network
with local employers. La Jolla Ballroom; 301 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, FL; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
6
MARCH
Alumni Career Webinar: LinkedIn by Donna Serdula; 8 p.m. EST
3
APRIL
Alumni Career Webinar: Personal Brand by Sherri Thomas; 8 p.m. EST
17
APRIL
Save The Date
Student & Alumni Career Symposium

Newman Alumni Center

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Books
Career and Life Balance
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard N. Bolle

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2013 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. More

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MOnthly Quote
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"I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'."
- Maya Angelou

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Need Career Assistance?
Toppel Career Center
Edward Cruz
Assistant Director, Alumni Programs
Toppel Career Center
1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-5451; ecruz2@miami.edu
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  University of Miami Alumni Association
Adlar Garcia
Director, Alumni Programs
University of Miami Office of Alumni Relations
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-4281; a.garcia29@miami.edu
www.alumni.edu/alumni/career

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