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Site Review: graduate-jobs.com

What the site says about itself:

“graduate-jobs.com is NOT a recruitment agency, we are a specialist graduate job board. According to High Fliers Research (2007) graduate-jobs.com is the biggest independent graduate job board in the UK. We allow small and large organisations in the UK to post graduate job advertisements and search CVs in a quick and cost effective way. All our services are available online once you have created (or are issued with) a username and password.

The concept is simple: to deliver graduates the best selection of graduate-jobs on the Internet, and to provide recruiters with the most cost effective, focused access to graduate jobseekers.”

The Pros

– You provide them with information about “Industry sectors you would like to work in” and “Career keywords” when you sign up, so they can create a list of opportunities that are relevant to your interests and experiences

– According the site, “over 3,665 recruiters” use this site

– You can search the site for jobs by location, employer, immediate start, sector, degree, industry

– You can upload a CV (resume) document so recruiters can “head hunt” you

– Provides a section of “graduate advice” guide to “assist you in formulating a plan for finding you your graduate job”

– This site is designed for people who want to work in the UK

The Cons

– This site is designed for people who want to work in the UK (and primarily for people who are also from the UK) – so it may not be for you.

– Clearly geared toward students in the UK, as all others select “Non-EU university” when making personal profile.

– Also, enter “Degree result” with the options of “Bachelors Pass,” “Bachelors 2:2,” “Bachelors 2:1,” “Bachelors 1st,” which probably doesn’t mean much to U.S. students

Final Thoughts:

If you’re specifically looking for an entry-level job in the UK, graduate-jobs.com seems like a great resource. If you’re not interested in relocating, this site it almost definitely not for you. However, you may want to check it out just to see what’s out there for people with similar interests and experience as you.

Have you used graduate-jobs.com? What did you think? Let us know!

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FTC Disclaimer: A review of the site was requested via email. We were not paid and did not receive any compensation to conduct this review.

 

Tips for Networking While Still in College

As we like to say in Career Services, it’s never too early to start thinking about your life after Lawrence. A great way to begin preparing for the world that awaits you after graduation is by talking to as many people as you can and building relationships while you’re an undergrad. Here are some tips compiled by US News and World Report for how to go about networking while in college:

(This is an article summary. For original article, click here.)

1. Play the student card. Alumni and other contacts are more likely to help while you’re still a student, as these people are likely to feel less pressure talking to you when you’re just looking for advice and not yet for a job. Foster these relationships early and these contacts may want to help once you leave school.

2. Get an internship. This is the most obvious method, but its importance can’t be overstated. Landing an internship can be incredibly helpful in allowing you to gain contacts and references and in helping you to figure out what you actually want to do when you leave college. A good internship also puts you on the radar of the people in the field you’re working in, meaning they’re more likely to think of you when a job opportunity comes up. Continue reading Tips for Networking While Still in College

Learn More About LUworks

Have you created your LUworks profile yet?

Created with you in mind, LUworks will help you find a job or internship by enabling you to:

  • Manage multiple resumes, cover letters, and other employment related documents
  • Search for and apply for employment opportunities online
  • View and RSVP for career events
  • Maintain an online Personal Calendar

For easy access to the website, click the picture to the left and then the “LUworks Student/Alum Login” logo.

Questions? Please contact Career Services at (920) 832-6561 or email careercenter@lawrence.edu.

Summer Internship Registration

Have you secured an internship but haven’t registered it yet? Register your summer internship with the Career Center and be eligible for prizes!

Date: Monday, April 25, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: WCC – second floor, table near mailboxes

or

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: WCC – second floor, table near mailboxes

Or, Register your internship online.

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Internship Brag Board

Have you secured an internship? Register it with the Career Center by visiting our Register Your Internship page and get your name on our Brag Board! While you’re there, check out what other LU students are up to!

Also, once you’ve registered your internship, you’ll receive information, tips, and support from the Career Center throughout your experience.

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Career Center Resource: Summer Job Listings

Worried about being bored this summer? Want to keep busy while gaining experience and building your résumé? Check out the Career Center website’s Part-time/Summer Job Blog for current job listings.

Visit http://blogs.lawrence.edu/jobs/ to take advantage of this resource.

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