Tips and Tools for Your Job Search! NOVEMBER 2012

Welcome to the Alumni Career Newsletter. Our mission is to provide lifelong career development and support.
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Job Postings
These companies are looking to hire UM alumni. View more jobs at HireACane.com and the UM Alumni Association LinkedIn group.

  • Chief Engineer, Sunrise, Florida
    ION MEDIA NETWORKS
  • Financial Analyst, Miami, Florida
    GENERAL MILLS, INC.
  • Business Development Associate, Austin, Texas
    Software Advice
  • Software Development Engineer, National
    CITRIX SYSTEMS INC.
  • Inside Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Santa Clara, California
    Wei Laboratories, Inc.
  • Marketing Specialist, Daytona Beach, Florida
    MASCO CONTRACTOR SERVICES

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

 

 

Vault Career Online Library
The University of Miami in conjunction with Vault.com has arranged for you to have free, unrestricted privileges to the largest most comprehensive online career resource available. Content is updated daily so be sure to visit frequently.
Click here to view the Vault Career Online Library.

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Career Articles

Fastest-growing jobs
CNNMoney

Beware of the Dangers of Over-Networking
Inc.com

Are You Leading Your People, or Just Running a Company?
Inc.com

True or False: These Tests Can Tell if You Are Right for This Job
The Wall Street Journal

The Most Important Things to Know for Your Job Interview
U.S.News & World Report

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.


Diane Bloodworth, M.B.A. ’89

Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Sports Analysis
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

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

If you want to be an entrepreneur, make sure you have what it takes -- tenacity, tolerance for risk, and creativity. Every day is an adventure and I can't imagine doing anything else. The technology industry is an excellent field to pursue. I believe that the technology industry will continue to evolve and remain an interesting career choice for the future. More
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Career ADVICE

Quick Steps to Successfully Changing Careers
The key to successfully changing careers is spending some time rediscovering yourself, and using your self-assessment to direct your new career search.

1. Evaluate your current job satisfaction.
Which aspects of your current job do you like and dislike? Are your dissatisfactions related to the content of your work your company culture or the people with whom you work?

2. Assess your interests, values and skills.
Changing your career without being aware of your abilities and motivations can be disastrous. You do not want to move from one unsatisfying career to another. It is helpful to determine whether you will utilize your skills and work in a field emphasizing your core values before making a change.

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. Explore new careers opportunities.
Conduct a preliminary comparative evaluation of several fields to identify a few targets for in depth research. Determining careers that interest you, emphasize your values, and utilize your skills will make your career change a better experience.

4. Investigate job training and education opportunities.
A career change will often require people to learn new skills. By ensuring you are qualified for a certain career, you will have an advantage over the competition and avoid costly learning curves. Obtaining a part-time job or volunteering in your new career field not only can solidify your decision, but give you much needed experience in your new career. You might also want to consider temping in your new field.

5. Explore way to develop new skills in your current job.
Improving your skills used in your current career will better prepare you for a job transition. Enroll in any education or training programs sponsored by your company. Additionally, get involved in job programs that would further develop skills in high demand in your industry. Always be looking for ways to improve your productivity to impress potential future employers.
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QUICK LINKS
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:: UMAA Career Resources
:: HireACane.com
:: Resume Development Guide
:: Interviewing Skills Handbook
:: NACE Salary Calculator

CALENDAR
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7
NOV
Alumni Career Webinar
Building your Leadership Brand in Times of Change
4 -5 p.m.
7
NOV
Tuesdays with Toppel Happy Hour
Network with local employers. Angelique Euro Cafe, 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
8
NOV
Orlando Accelerating Ambition Reception
Network with local alumni and learn about UM's strategic plan for the future. Citrus Club 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite #1800 Orlando, Florida, 6 p.m.
17
APRIL
Student & Alumni Career Symposium
Newman Alumni Center

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Books
Career and Life Balance
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The YOU Plan
by Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, Ph.D.

The Great Recession has fundamentally changed the employment landscape in this country. Career success is no longer about chasing opportunities, it’s about creating opportunities. Creating your own career opportunities during these tough times is going to require an entrepreneurial mindset. More

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


MOnthly Quote
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"Whether you've found your calling, or if you're still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life's work."

Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell Computer


Tell Us About Your Success!
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Have you recently found a new job? Been promoted? Started a business? Send your updates to alumni@miami.edu.

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Send your questions or comments about the Alumni Career Newsletter to alumni@miami.edu.

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
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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