Are you a hands-on learner? Do you prefer lecture-style classes? Or perhaps group work is more your style. Regardless of the way you prefer to access and process information, the Career Center has a variety of resources to suit your preferences. Keep reading for more information on our resources for verbal, visual, interpersonal (social), and intrapersonal (solitary) learners.
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With the spring semester getting into full swing, your search for internships and jobs is, hopefully, moving to the next, very desirable, phase: from sending out resumes and cover letters to receiving invitations to interviews. Start maximizing your chances of being hired by doing a little self-check of your knowledge and practice of job search etiquette. Today, we’ll talk about 3 common mistakes that you don’t want to make when you are waiting to hear from prospective employers. (More …)
Need help identifying work options, both at home and abroad?
Think Going Global: Your comprehensive ‘one stop’ career resource
The American University Career Center is proud to announce access to Going Global, the leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. Boasting more than one million individual users, Going Global is used around the world by university career centers, educational and institutional organizations, libraries, corporate HR departments, and government agencies. (More …)
But just because Earth Week ends tomorrow, you don’t have to end your search for a more sustainable job or internship! Stop by our Career Resource Library to check out the following books on green jobs:
- Careers in the Environment by Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker
- Careers in Science by Thomas Easton
- Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors by Julie DeGalan and Bryon Middlekauff
- The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference by Environmental Careers Organization
- Paint Your Career Green by Stan Schatt and Michele Lobl
We also have a new feature in AU CareerWeb that allows you to see statistics on industries and job types classified as “green jobs.” After you’ve signed into the database, click on the “Career Explorer” link.
Then, click the “More Options” drop down menu, and select the “Green Jobs” icon.
This will pull up a list of 200 industries and job types that are environmentally focused. After you’ve found some industries or position types that interest you, set up an appointment with one of our Career Advisors for tips on how to search for available jobs relevant to those fields.
Congratulations! You’ve received your degree and can now proudly call yourself an AU alum.
Although you’re moving on to new opportunities, graduation doesn’t mark the end of your relationship with the AU Career Center. Whether you’re searching for a position or you’ve found a place to start your new career, it’s worth remembering the resources at your fingertips.
Searching for a job in a good economy takes time, and in a bad one …yes, you’ve guessed it right, takes even more time! How to do a job search right? These five Dos and two Don’ts will help — only if you follow them, of course!