Yesterday I spoke at a conference for alumni career services professionals. Some of the people in the audience have a strong career services offering while others were learning how to put one together.
Everyone at the conference was very interested in learning how they could help you, their alumnus, in career management. One comment I heard was that they have received more in-bound contact from alumni in the last six months than they had in the last 6 years!
This economy is driving people nuts, I know. Check out your school’s career services office – you can call the career services office of the school or contact your alumni house to see what direction they point you in.
I didn’t do this until about two months into my job search because I didn’t think about it.
I know there is a lot of talk about the value a career center provides… I think it’s across the board, for various reasons. Here’s a post on the Personal Branding Blog titled Maximizing your career center experience, written by Joe Bucher, who works at the San Jose State University career center.