Tips and Tools for Your Job Search!

October 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.

  • Air Planning Analyst, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES
  • Business Intelligence Developer/Reporting Engineer, EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION
  • Healthcare Recruiter, MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES
  • Quality Assurance Manager, VALLEY FORGE FABRICS, INC.
  • Grapahic Designer, SENTEY INC.
  • Associate Corporate Sales Representative, CITRIX SYSTEMS INC.
  • Senior Sales Assistant, WARNER BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT


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View School of Communication job and internship posts.

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

Podcast: Career Tools
Career Tools is a weekly podcast focused on specific actions you can take to grow and enhance your career, whether you are a manager or not. Whether you are interested in jump-starting a stalled career, or sharpening your edge, Career Tools is the podcast for you. Free podcasts.

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Career Articles

Keys to a Successful Organization
LinkedIn.com

What's the Best Way to Motivate People?
LinkedIn.com

8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership
Forbes.com

3 Common Job Search Strategies That Don’t Work
Careeralism.com

Send us any articles that might be of interest to your fellow alumni at a.garcia29@miami.edu.
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Career Advice

Why You Need To Create Multiple Resumes

In today’s job hunt scenario, the “one size fits all” resume mantra just does not pay off. You need to focus only on one specialization, because it keeps the resume simple, but effective.

For example, you can find some job applicants who have worked in human resources, communications, and event planning. Is it wise to cover all three of these sections in a single resume? The answer, of course, is no. You need multiple resumes.

If you have interest or experience in different job functions or capacities, then you need to completely rethink your resume writing strategy and look at it as an asset with varying themes. This is an important issue to discuss because a lot of people tend to develop a background in at least three, or even more, thematic work areas as time and their careers progress. However, that does not mean you should put everything in a single resume.

The biggest reason against dumping all this information in a single resume is that an employer cannot digest all of it. There is too much going on, and it would be difficult for recruiters to judge whether you are actually good at the role they want you to perform. So you cannot add all the information together, and it is not feasible to change a major part of your resume for every application.

Think carefully about the areas of work or the corporate functions in which you are most likely to achieve success. This can narrow down your list considerably. Take your time and do your research. Once you have done this, you can focus on your efforts on the areas that have been shortlisted. If you have just one area, then you are lucky. At most, you should have three areas or functions by the end of this step.

Once you have shortlisted your areas of interest according to the rate of success, it is time to make completely separate resumes that target each of them. Instead of covering your entire work history, make a section on each resume called “Relevant Work History,” and then go on to fill it with the jobs that are most relevant to the position or function of interest.

By Erik Larson

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VIDEO

How to find and do work you love!
Scott Dinsmore's mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing.

 


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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Networking Is Dead: Making Connections That Matter
By Melissa G. Wilson.

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- Author Unknown

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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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