This is the first post in a series for sharing helpful links and websites that we collect. This week, we’ve created a collection of websites that are helpful for MIM students (past and present alike) in regards to resume building, networking, interviewing, career planning, and using LinkedIn. Be sure to check these sites out, even if only to bookmark them for later references. Remember: it’s never too early to start planning in this area!
Read on to sift through some of these links. And once you have, we’d love to know what are some helpful tools and websites you’ve found on career planning. Do you have some to share with fellow-MIM students? Feel free to post links and your advice in the comments.
- How to Spruce Up a Boring Resume – admittedly, resumes can get pretty monotonous … and we’ve all had one that just doesn’t say “WOW!” Here are some tips to help yours get noticed.
- How to Set Up An Online Resume – you’ll need more than the trusty hard paper copy in today’s web savvy job markets.
- 97 Highly Effective Single Page Mini Templates – use these to help get your one-pager to one page.
- 25 Words That Hurt Your Resume – a little dated, but still relevant. Your résumé should tell a story, not bore the reader.
- How to Write Your Elevator Pitch – can you summarize what your professional goals and focus in less than a minute? This will help.
- Nine Simple Strategies to Help You Land a [fill in the blank] Job – this is written for those in Public Relations, but many of these insights are applicable to many career paths.
- A Quick Networking Tutorial to Build Strong Connections – make every meeting you have in the business world matter.
- The 25 Most Difficult Questions You’ll Be Asked In a Job Interview – really … these are some of the harder ones.
- 50 Common Interview Q&A – it never hurts to brush up on these and more. Know what you’d say, but don’t seem rehearsed.
- Seven Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview – don’t forget, you get to ask questions too!
- How to Nail an Interview – this pretty much says it all.
- How to Ace Your Job Interview: 88 Surefire Tips and Tricks – a comprehensive list for before, during, and after any interview.
- The Interviewing Cheat Sheet: 100 Resources for Interviewers and Candidates – this is a great guide that gives you a perspective from both sides of the desk.
- How Social Media Will Help Your Job Search – tools like Twitter and Facebook really are useful for finding a job.
- 5 Clever Ways to Get a Job Using Social Media – really … they do help!
- Career-Intelligence.com – “The smart woman’s online career resource.”
- CareerOneStop – a great resource for researching industries, careers, and job markets.
- The Job Search: Get On It MIMers! – a previously published post from Ali with some super useful tips.
- O*Net Online – research careers and find out what it will take to make your next move.
- FranklinCovey Mission Statement Builder – this tool helps you put into words what it is you want to do. If it’s in writing, you are more likely to work for it!
- Top 9 Job Sites to Bookmark for Your Career Search – CareerBuilder and Monster are a good start, but there are many other ways to find jobs online.
- 4 Web Apps for Managing Job Applications – online job applications are a huge time suck, and deter many of us from applying. Check out these resources to help!
- 5 Tips for Recruiting College Students Through Social Media – think like someone who wants to hire you, and be better at playing the “Get Hired” game.
- Top 5 Online Communities for Starting Your Career – if your first job will be post-MIM, this is a great place to get started.
- The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn – from one of my favorite web resources, HubSpot, this is the first place you should check for LinkedIn tips.
- 26 Tips to Enhance Your Experience on LinkedIn – another resource chock-full of helpful information about building a great profile and using LinkedIn.
- Maximizing LinkedIn: Good Practices for Good Results – a good overview of some LinkedIn basics.
- How to Make Google Love Your LinkedIn Profile – having a LinkedIn account is one thing … having it be search-friendly is entirely different and can be the difference between the hiring manager seeing yours or someone else’s.
- How to Write Your Killer LinkedIn Headline – stand out from all the droves of users on LinkedIn.
- LinkedIn Profile Tips for Non-Traditional Careers – have you worked for yourself, or been in school for a while? Here are some helpful hints to build your LinkedIn profile.
- Leveraging LinkedIn: Tips and Tricks for Success – a good overview of LinkedIn basics.
- How to Recruit Globally Using LinkedIn – know how the recruiters and hiring managers are using LinkedIn, and leverage yourself to succeed.
- How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Job Search – again, a reminder of how important it is to be at the top of that search results list.
Ryan is a part of the Master of International Management full-time 2012 cohort, and a MIM Student Ambassador. Currently he works within the Willamette Valley wine industry as a social media consultant, and wants to broaden his career in marketing to a global level through the MIM program. His favorite aspects of MIM are networking with other students from around the world and learning Mandarin Chinese. Ryan is passionate about food, wine, and travel and writes on these topics for other sites. Visit Ryan’s site here.