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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):


Career Exploration 

  • 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

 http://www.bestplaces.net/col/

 

Financial Aid for Grad School


Graduate & Professional School Directories
 http://www.graduateguide.com/default.asp

http://www.gradprofiles.com/doi-geo/geo-home.html

http://www.gradschools.com/

www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex_brief.php

  

Graduate & Professional School Website Resources


Health and Wellness

Helpful information on how to join a gym, cost a doctor/dentist, and keeping fit/

http://www.gradspot.com/health

 

Health Insurance and Benefits

 Understanding Health Insurance
- article

 Understanding Life Insurance
- article

Getting Healthcare without a job
- article

 

Housing Assistance for Internships & Jobs

http://www.MyCheapApartments.com

Specializes in the development of nationwide, affordable apartment listings. Search for apartments in or around campus by price range, proximity to campus, amenities, etc.

www.studenthousing.org

Voted #1 best resources for the best off campus housing. No broker fees and short term leases available!

http://www.myapartmentmap.com/

Search nationally for pet friendly apartments, college apartments, military housing, rental data, or affordable housing.  

http://www.apartmentlist.com/

With over 1.8 million listings nationwide, this site offers the world's first apartment-matching engine.


Interview Attire Advice

What to wear to an Interview Article by Collegegrad.com

Appropiate Attire Article by Seekingsucces.com

Dress for Success for Women Article by Quintcareers.com

Dress for Success for Men Article by Quintcareers.com

How to tie a tie video on Youtube


Interview Preparation

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


    • GradSpot.com
      Great resources and advice on a little bit of everything 
    • Carerer Insider: Bunch of tips for interviewing. Must log in with UD email to access



Job search resource for student athletes

http://www.careerathletes.com/

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

www.mappingyourfuture.org

www.icansucceed.org

www.tgslc.org

www.financialaidnews.com

 


Networking and Making Connections

 


Professional Associations

 


Researching Careers, Industries, & Companies

 

  • WetFeet.com
    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
  • Hoovers.com
    Lists business profiles for millions of companies, including their contacts and competitors.
  • CorporateInformation.com
    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


Resources for Student Athletes

http://www.CareerAthletes.com/universityofdubuque 

University of Dubuque Career Athletes Network Handout

Join Career Athletes Hand-out

 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 

http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/  


Salary Information


Settling into a Lifestyle
http://www.gradspot.com/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
- article

More Tips for starting a new job
-article

Tips for each of your first 30 days of a new job
  -article

 


Summer Housing Options


Testing Preparation
 Paid Courses:

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

Veterans Resources
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


Video Tips
How NOT to network...what do you see wrong with this connection?Youtube video

How to shake hands Youtube Video

Business Card Etiquette Video

Testimony on the value of networking: video

Social Media in plain English: video

How to give proper introductions in a business setting:

The importance of leaving a follow up message and how to follow up with a networking contact: video

How to leave a professional voicemail video