Tips and Tools for Your Job Search!

SEPTEMBER 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.

  • Client Service Associate, UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • Systems Engineer, LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • Wine Marketing and Sales, GLOBAL LIQUORS
  • Community Engagement Manager, BETTER WEEKDAYS
  • Private Wealth Management Assoc., GOLDMAN, SACHS
  • Bilingual Loan Consultant, ACCION USA
  • Sales Representative, CAPITAL OFFICE PRODUCTS
  • Graphic Designer, VITERA HEALTH CARE
  • Investment Banking Analyst, MARATHON CAPITAL LLC
  • Medical Equipment Representitive, ANDAR INTERNATIONAL


Follow job posts using Twitter hashtag #HireUM and #HireACane

View School of Communication job and internship posts.

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

TestQ
This is a nicely designed website that's all about career quizzes of all kinds. Some quizzes are plain fun (What's your perfect excuse?) while some tune into aspects of your hidden personality.

 

 

 


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Career Articles

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire
Forbes.com

3 Stories that Prove Temping Can Lead to Full-Time Jobs
Fox Business - By

7 Ways to Unlock The Door to The Hidden Job Market
Recruiter.com

7 Pieces Of Career Advice To Follow Right Now
The Huffington Post

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

How to get a face-to-face interview.

Getting interviews? If not, perhaps it's time you learned how others are meeting HR decision makers. Here are some effective but indirect ways to get noticed by the people who can get you hired.

Best Referrals Are a Friend of a Friend
Ask friends, "Do you know anyone who might know someone?" Then, don't be afraid to discuss your job search wherever you go-at the gym, church, ballgames, parties, social media and so forth. When the opportunity presents itself, be open and honest about what you're looking for.

Attend Association Meetings In Your Field
Search for associations in your career field and attend their meetings and networking events. Meet and greet potential employers and other professionals. When you walk into the room, look around and see who is there and who could help you. But be equally generous and see if there are people whom you can help, too.

Find Your Social Media Fit
For example, advertising and branding companies might prefer Twitter. . "Soft sell" your skills by telling them what you dream of doing and having some interaction with the company, even if it's with the social media community manager. Since your career is relevant to the brand, you could find support.

By Dewey Sadka, founder of the Dewey Color System

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VIDEO

Why you will fail to have a great career
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

 


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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2
OCT
Career Webinar
Build Career Fitness to Achieve Job Search & Career Success 8 p.m.
7-10
NOV
Alumni Weekend & Homecoming
Return to campus and network with 'Canes!
15
OCT
Idealist Grad Fair at BankUnited Center
5-8 p.m.
24
OCT
Recruit Miami: VIP Career Meet & Greet
Sponsored by MyWorkster
Knight Miami Convention Center
Miami, FL 33131
2
FEB
SAVE THE DATE
Student & Alumni Career Symposium
Coral Gables Campus

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Books
Career and Life Balance
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By Peter Weddle.
This self-paced instructional guide introduces a complete regimen of career-building activities that will help you successfully compete for and excel at the job of your dreams. 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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"Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise." –Author Unknown

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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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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