Career Services - Additional Resources
For additional news articles, videos, and websites on various career related topics, click on the following topics to view an expanded list of information.
Special note: UD Career Services does not own or maintain the websites listed below, and we have no control over their content. We provide the external links as a service to UD students and do not expressly endorse any of the programs or services. These links will take you to websites beyond the University of Dubuque Career Services' website.
Free Skills Assessment:
To evaluate how your skills relate to a prospective career (Free):
- Back to College For adults returning to college
- CareerOneStop Like the title says, your one stop shop for career exploration
- CareerFYI.com Career Coaching and outplacement services
- Career Overview Info on careers, career change, salary information
- CollegeGrad.com Great career articles, videos, and tips
- Experience.com Career launching guide
- Pursue the Passion Awesome website on students taking control of their career exploration and traveling the world to gain career insight from career professionals. Highly recommend! (Similar to RoadTrip Nation)
- RoadTrip Nation Awesome website on students taking control of their career exploration and traveling the world to gain career insight from career professionals. Highly recommend!
- Science's Next Wave Students interested in a career in science
- Vocation Vacations Ready for a career change?
- Inside Jobs Discover your career options
Cost of Living Calculator
Financial Aid for Grad School
- Minority students seeking graduate or professional school http://www.shropshiregroup.org/
- US News "Paying for Graduate School" http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/paying-for-graduate-school/
Graduate & Professional School Directories
Graduate & Professional School Website Resources
Health and Wellness
Helpful information on how to join a gym, cost a doctor/dentist, and keeping fit/
Health Insurance and Benefits
Understanding Health Insurance
Understanding Life Insurance
Getting Healthcare without a job
Housing Assistance for Internships & Jobs
Specializes in the development of nationwide, affordable apartment listings. Search for apartments in or around campus by price range, proximity to campus, amenities, etc.
Voted #1 best resources for the best off campus housing. No broker fees and short term leases available!
Search nationally for pet friendly apartments, college apartments, military housing, rental data, or affordable housing.
With over 1.8 million listings nationwide, this site offers the world's first apartment-matching engine.
Interview Attire Advice
The Quintessential Guide to Job Interview Preparation, A free
book that covers all the essential information job-seekers need to know about job interviewing. This comprehensive guide to succeeding in job interviews shows you exactly what to expect -- and what's expected of you every step of the way.
Job Interview Tutorial -- a free tutorial designed to help you become more knowledgeable about all aspects of job interviews, with more than 50 pages of tips, suggestions, and expert advice
Interview Question Collections -- a list of the best collections of typical interview questions -- by types of interviews and by industry.
Avoid These 10 Interview Bloopers -- to succeed in job interviews, job-seekers need to excel in interviews and avoid these typcial bloopers.
10 Deadly Sins of Interviewing: Top Ways to Bomb a Job Interview -- a discussion of the things never to do in job interview. Not getting job offers? Review these top ways to bomb job interview
http://www.job-interview.net/ Tips on how to interview
How to Interview http://www.howtointerview.com/
Job Search Preparation
- About.com Dress for success article
- Business Etiquette tips on business etiquette
- College Grad Job Search Job search advice
GradSpot.com Great resources and advice on a little bit of everything
- Job Hunters Bible tips and advice
- Job Interview tips and advice
- Quintessential Careers Articles on all aspects of the job search. Quite helpful
- Carerer Insider: Bunch of tips for interviewing. Must log in with UD email to access
- Wall Street Journal: Job Hunting Work, employment and salary trends
- WorkBloom Job Search and Career Resources
- Nursing Degree Guide interviews with practicing nurses, nursing articles
Job search resource for student athletes
The premium destination for current and alumni studne athletes. Their mission to to provide students with a successful transition from student athlete to career professional.
Also allows student athletes to apply for internships and jobs
Managing Your Finances
Networking and Making Connections
- Environmental Services Directory
- LinkedIn Similar to Facebook, this connects you with career minded professionals
- UD Alumni Center Connect with UD Alumni
- UD Student Clubs and Organizations Learn about campus clubs and orgs
- Weddle's Directory of Professional Associations broken down by field
- Yahoo! Search Another directory of Professional Associations broken down by field
- Job Shadows This link will help expose you to real information from real people in their career fields
Researching Careers, Industries, & Companies
Provides employer interviews and profiles and as well industry insider guides, city profiles, and more.
- The Career Insider: Sponsored by the Vault, this website provides information on top businesses in various industries. Must log in with UD email address
Lists business profiles for millions of companies, including their contacts and competitors.
Allows you to research difference companies, especially helpful for international businesses.
- Industry Resources Reports
Provides overviews, outlooks, benchmarking data, salary surveys, etc for hundreds of industries.
Resources for Specific Populations
- Diversity Search
Search job listings with companies targeting minority candidates.
- Minority Professional Network
Provides career resources for minority job seekers.
- Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology
Provides career resources for minority job seekers in engineering and IT fields.
- Black Collegian Online
Provides career resources for students of color.
- Urban League Employment Network
Site dedicated exclusively to diversity recruitment locally and nationwide.
Site dedicated to Hispanic recruiting.
- Pro Gay Jobs
Provides job postings from companies that promote diversity and provide open environments for gay and lesbian employees.
- UPenn's LGBT Guide
Provides career resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered job seekers.
- Out and Equal
Provides support and advocacy to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community.
- UPenn's Internet Resources for Persons With Disabilities
Provides a variety of helpful resources for job seekers with disabilities.
Resources for Student Athletes
The premium destination for current and alumni student athletes. Their mission to provide students with a successful transition from student athlete to career professional. Also allows student athletes to apply for internships and jobs.
Resume & Cover letter Assistance
Resume Help http://www.resume-help.org/
The Career Insider: Resume examples and tips. Must open account with UD email address.
Reviewing Alternative Job Sites
- Economic Research Institute
- Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers Online
- Pin Point Salary Services
- Pohly's Health Care Salary Surveys
- Quintessential Careers
- Salary Calculator by Homefair
- Salary Expert
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Wall Street Journal
Settling into a Lifestyle
Cooking tips, buying a car, giving to charity, joining a gym, saving money, and traveling its. It's all here!
Culturosity.com Learn about different cultures and grow your cultural mind
Settling into the Workplace
8 Tips for starting a new job
More Tips for starting a new job
Summer Housing Options
- The Vagabond Guide to Summer Housing
Searchable database of summer housing options. Listings include college and university housing programs as well as classified listings nationwide.
Rentals, leases, and sublets available in major U.S. cities.
Housing information for students.
Detailed list of sublets by location, type, and price.
Chicago short-term housing for students.
Find apartments for rent in cities across the country.
- Gorilla Test Prep: www.gorillatestprep.com
- Kaplan www.kaptest.com
- Power Score www.powerscore.com
- The Princeton Review www.testprep.princetonreview.com
Testing Preparation (self-preparation books)
- Kaplan GRE 2011 Premier with CD-ROM by Kaplan
- GMAT Review by the Graduate Management Admissions Council
- Cracking the GRE, 2010 Edition by The Princeton Review
- Next Ten Official LSATS by the Law School Admissions Council
Understanding Health Insurance/Benefits
Re-entering The Civilian Job Market. http://www.job-hunt.org/article_veterans_jobsearch.shtml
Making the transition from the military to civilian workforce. http://www.rileyguide.com/vets.html
Translating Military Language into Civilian Terms http://www.interviewmastery.com/newsletters.cfm?action=newsletters_details&newsletterID=120704
Highlights the characteristics that provide a competitive edge for military personnel in the civilian workforce. http://www.job-hunt.org/veterans-job-search/military-experience-value.shtml
How NOT to network...what do you see wrong with this connection?Youtube video
How to shake hands Youtube Video
Business Card Etiquette Video