Tips and Tools for Your Job Search!

June 2013

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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.

  • Regional Sales Director, COMPASS GROUP LLC
  • Business Operations Coordinator, SEATSNOB
  • Financial / Accounting Analyst,LAN AIRLINES
  • Mobile App Developer, Symplicity Corp.
  • Actuarial Assistant, GEICO
  • Associate Visual Journalist, FUSION, ABC-UNIVISION JOINT VENTURE
  • Assistant Director, Alumni Programs, Toppel Career Center


Follow job posts using Twitter hashtag #HireUM

View School of Communication job and internship posts.

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

Here are some interesting apps that may be useful in your career search.

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Career Articles

How to "Draft" your Message for a Second Interview
HigherEdJobs

Best and Worst Jobs of 2013
CareerCast.com

Making a Big Switch? Leap Carefully
The Wall Street Journal

Interview Questions and Answers
About.com

4 Things to Do Before You Even Start Looking
Recruiter.com

Turn Your Expertise Into a Second Career
Forbes.com

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.


Brian L. Itzkowitz, B.B.A. '89

President & CEO
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Hometown: Little Rock, AR

What advice do you have for UM alumni and students interested in pursuing your profession or industry?
In today’s world, the not for profit industry is a tough market, turbulence in the economy, uncertainty regarding possible changes of charitable donation tax law, government spending – it is critical to have strong leaders that can help guide the future of the industry, through innovative programming, collaboration, and creativity. More
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Career Advice

Managing Expectations for Your Job Search

Searching is a Full-time Job
While seeking a position, many individuals are faced with a variety of dilemmas regarding time management. It is important to put a high level of energy into your search without losing touch with the world, but also keep in mind you won't be hired if you don't make time for your search. The reality is that most networking, meeting, phone call, and interview opportunities are only going to happen during standard business hours. Those hours are precious to an effective job search. A job search usually needs to be treated as a full-time job in itself.

Expect To Interact & Build Relationships
It's easy to set expectations for the contact you wish to receive from hiring managers and your network along your search. Potential employers are far more inclined to interact with you when you follow up with them first. Remember to ask them about their "story" and share your story to build a professional relationship.

Customize Your Resume For Each Position

Sending out the same resume to every position you apply for may seem like a timesaver, but it's a time-waster in the long run. Set a high standard early by customizing your materials for every position you apply to.

Finding the right balance of time for your job search is often a challenge, but it is important to carve out the time you need for an effective job search and taking advantage of the rescources available to you.

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VIDEO
Stand out at interviews
Tips and Advice.

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

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Books
Career and Life Balance
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The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster
by Steve Dalton

The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. More

The inclusion of books on our newsletter does not constitute an endorsement of the contents or values expressed in these titles.


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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tell Us About Your Success!
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Need Career Assistance?
Toppel Career Center
Edward Cruz
Director, Career Development
Toppel Career Center
1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-5451; ecruz2@miami.edu
www.HireACane.com
  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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