Welcome to the TRIO Student Support Services linked-in pages! You're already on your way to a successful transition from college to your professional life: you've found this page. These links were selected to provide you with a broad range of information necessary to complete the last step of your college education and that is finding a job. This extensive list of resources will assist you in all the steps necessary for entering the workplace. First scan down the bolded topics, making notes as to what categories pertain to you. Would you like to work someplace warm? The section about relocation is a good place to start in terms of areas, housing, and services. Did you know that even your auto rates will change depending upon where you live? The same goes for the career and resumes sites: many offer the same types of information, such as resume writing, job searching or interviewing, only using different approaches and examples. Look at several and make a note of which ones appeal to you. The financial sites offer a broad range of topics from budgeting to buying or leasing a car. I strongly encourage that you visit a number of them when looking for specific information.
While we are in the generation of technology, the experts say that you should not rely completely on posting your resume and waiting for things to happen. It is you that is going to make things happen, which is exactly why doing research like this is so important. Read through the different categories and spend some time surfing the areas below. Keep a notebook handy and jot down specific websites or information that you feel are important to your situation. Develop your own strategic plan, whether it is to stay in Pennsylvania or move out of state. Tip: keep a notebook and track where and when you post your resume.
If you have specific questions about preparing for your entry into the professional world, call and set up an appointment with your TRIO Academic Counselor, or you can call Clarion's Career Services for an individual appointment.
CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your goal of a bachelor's degree and beginning your professional life!
www.clarion.edu/1116/ Clarion University Career Services Center
Addresses all stages of career development and planning
firstname.lastname@example.org Submit your resume electronically for review by Career Services
To schedule a mock interview call the Career Services office for an appointment (814) 393-2323
JOBS- sites also include information about resumes and interviewing
www.bls.gov The Bureau of Labor information on salaries, employment outlook and job outlook
http://www.careerrookie.com Resume, Internships, Job Searches, Job Locator, Salary, Relocation
www.wetfeet.com Research companies
www.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-jobs.html Wall Street Journal career and job hunting advice
www.jobweb.com career preparation for recent graduates
www.job-hunt.org/ also includes specialized job sites
www.usajobs.opm.gov government jobs
www.careers.state.gov foreign and civil service employment
www.imaginepittsburgh.com (10 county - Pittsburgh region)
www.gradview.com/articles/careers/etiquette.html online quiz
www.cyborlink.com International business etiquette
www.businessetiquette.com email etiquette
www.sideroad.com/Business_Etiquette/index.html 37 articles on etiquette - including all the meals
www.homefair.com salary and moving calculator
www.move.com apartments across the country
www.bestplaces.net compares cities and cost of living
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
www.mashable.com search Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job
***Important remember that employers check these websites and can pay a fee for your postings for the last six-months.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
www.dressforsuccess.org/ assistance for low-income women
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
www.rileyguide.com/abled.html Employment resources