2019 Career Backpack Archive

January 28th - February 11th

January 28th - February 11th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Career fairs are a great tool for networking, meeting prospective employers, and potentially landing a job, but they take some preparation. Watch this Candid Career video for steps on how to make the career fair a success.  z.umn.edu/careerfairprep #MisforCareer.

Twitter: Career fairs are a great way to meet prospective employers and land a job. Candid Career walks us through the steps for having a great career fair. z.umn.edu/careerfairprep #MisforCareer.

Are you prepared to navigate career fairs?

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Interviewers will be focused on finding out if you're the right fit for the position, but it's also important to decide if the company is the right fit for you. Have a list of questions ready to help you through your next interview: z.umn.edu/45questions #MisforCareer.

Twitter: Figuring out a go-to question for the end of your interview? Here are 45 examples of questions to ask z.umn.edu/45questions #MisforCareer.

Types of questions to ask during an interview: questions about your role, getting to know the interviewer, management's style, company culture, how performance is measured, opportunities for growth, moving forward in the hiring process

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Have you ever left an interview forgetting to ask an important question? Having questions prepared to ask the hiring manager will have you leaving the interview with confidence. z.umn.edu/7questions #MisforCareer.

Twitter: You've prepped for the questions the hiring manager might ask YOU, but have you prepped for what you will ask THEM? z.umn.edu/7questions #MisforCareer.

"Don't leave your next interview without asking at least one of these questions!"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Day 106 without job: Keep your chin up. Every day, there are over 150 jobs posted to GoldPASS powered by Handshake through our network of over 13,200 employer partners.  goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

Twitter: With employers come jobs! Good thing there are over 7,100 employers currently on GoldPASS powered by Handshake. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

"There are currently 13,185+ employers on GoldPASS powered by Handshake. Check them out!"

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: The University of Minnesota Job Fair is less that one month away! Confident in your pitch? Know how to research companies? Begin prepping at: jobfair.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: Have you begun prepping for the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on February 22nd? The Job Fair website is a great tool to get started: jobfair.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

February 11th - February 25th

February 11th - February 25th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Professional outfit? Check. Questions for employers? Check. What else do you need to be prepared for your next interview? z.umn.edu/interviewitems #MisforCareer

Twitter: Preparing for an upcoming interview? Don't forget to bring these 8 items!z.umn.edu/interviewitems #MisforCareer.

Interview essentials: 1. directions & contact info 2. identification 3. business card 4. notepad & pen 5. resume 6. references 7. a portfolio 8. questions

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Minimal Google results, get-rich-quick promises, and little to no salary details all have one thing in common: they are a warning for potential job scams. Check out other possible warning signs here: z.umn.edu/jobdetails #MisforCareer

Twitter: You've had employers ask you for professional references, but have you ever asked them for their professional references? z.umn.edu/jobdetails #MisforCareer.

tips for avoiding job scams: be wary of any job posting offering 'get rick quick' promises. these postings are most likely fake.

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: With over 350 recruiters at the #UMNJobFair, researching organizations you are interested in prior to the fair is essential to set yourself apart from other attendees. Start researching: jobfair.umn.edu/employers-attending  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Uncertain what to expect at the UMN Job & Internship Fair? Check out this highlight video:z.umn.edu/careerfairhighlights #MisforCareer.

ad for the job and internship fair: February 22, 2019, 10am-4pm, Minneapolis Convention Center

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Finding your perfect organization can often feel like looking for a polar bear in a snowstorm. But knowing what to look for in an organization will make the search less difficult.z.umn.edu/perfectcompany #MisforCareer

Twitter: The perfect organization doesn't exist, but the perfect organization for YOU might.z.umn.edu/perfectcompany #MisforCareer.

"finding the best organization for you may be challenging, but with the right resources, it can become less overwhelming."

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is a great tool for networking, meeting prospective employers, and potentially landing a job. Make sure you're putting your best foot forward by listening to what employers are looking for at career fairs in this video from Candid Career! z.umn.edu/careerfairadvice #MisforCareer

Twitter: Preparing to attend the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair? Check out what employers are looking for in this video from Candid Career. z.umn.edu/careerfairadvice#MisforCareer.

"career fairs are great for: networking, meeting prospective employers, potentially landing a job"

 

February 25th - March 11th

February 25th - March 11th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Illegitimate employers are getting more creative in their effort to take advantage of job applicants, but you can take control by reviewing warning signs for job scams:z.umn.edu/onlinejobscam  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Do you know how to spot the differences between a legitimate job and a scam? Here's how you can spot the difference: z.umn.edu/onlinejobscam #MisforCareer.

"job scams are becoming more creative. knowing indicators of a scam can protect you in the future."

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: What day do you secure your references for the job search process... on Day 7! Interested in more tips? Take a look at other ways to prepare for job searches.z.umn.edu/jobready #MisforCareer

Twitter: 51% of Americans are searching for jobs, but you can have a job search advantage. Follow the 15 day career challenge: z.umn.edu/jobready #MisforCareer.

"this penguin is ready to dive into the job searching process. are you?" - photo of penguins diving into water

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: A resume highlights your work history and your cover letter demonstrates how you're well suited for the job. Learn additional tips on writing a successful cover letter.z.umn.edu/goodcoverletters #MisforCareer

Twitter: Cover letters are all about show, not tell. z.umn.edu/goodcoverletters #MisforCareer.

"how to write a good cover letter: 1. understand the point of a cover letter 2. whatever you do, don't just summarize your resume 3. you don't need to hunt down the hiring manager's name 4. you don't need a creative opening tagline 5. show, don't tell..."

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Asking questions during your interview goes a long way! Check out these 10 impressive questions you can ask in an interview. z.umn.edu/10-questions #MisforCareer

Twitter: Worried about what to ask at your next interview? These 10 questions can help you stand out. z.umn.edu/10-questions #MisforCareer.

"ask questions during a job interview that YOU care about! this is your chance to find out if you truly want the job."

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Your definition of professionalism can help set you up for a successful career. Learn how you can stand out through professionalism from this Candid Career video: z.umn.edu/whatisprofessionalism #MisforCareer

Twitter: You may know how employers define professionalism, but what's your definition?z.umn.edu/whatisprofessionalism #MisforCareer.

"respect. accountability. self-motivation. how do you define professionalism?" - photo of Minneapolis skyline

March 11th - March 25th

March 11th - March 25th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: During multiple interviews, it's easy to lose steam. Here are 8 mistakes you can avoid: z.umn.edu/callbackmistakestoavoid #MisforCareer

Twitter: Going through multiple interviews can feel like a tedious process, but you can keep up appearances by avoiding these mistakes: z.umn.edu/callbackmistakestoavoid #MisforCareer.

8 mistakes to avoid if you get an interview callback: 1. getting annoyed at repeat questions 2. losing steam 3. forgetting who you met 4. forgetting what you said 5. asking negative questions 6. running out of questions 7. not having a plan for day one...

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: The road doesn't end after getting rejected from a job. Discover the benefits of responding to job rejections: z.umn.edu/jobrejection #MisforCareer

Twitter: You might think replying to a job rejection isn't worth it, but here is why you should:z.umn.edu/jobrejection #MisforCareer.

"don't leave a job rejection in your inbox." computer screen, mouse clicking 'reply all' button

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Are you looking for the right internship? GoldPASS powered by Handshake has over 3,000. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: Did you know that there are over 3,000 internships available on GoldPASS powered by Handshake? goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of man on mountain peak - "searching for internships can be intimidating, but they will help you make it to the top"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: The best thing to have in a job search is an open mind. Watch this video for additional tips on finding jobs after college. z.umn.edu/jobtips #MisforCareer

Twitter: Are you worried about finding a job after college? Check out this video for the best job search tips. z.umn.edu/jobtips #MisforCareer.

photo of woman in mountains - "Still searching for a job? keep your mind open to new possibilities."

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Learn how to fare against some of the toughest interview questions out there:z.umn.edu/toughestquestion #MisforCareer

Twitter: Watch this video about going up against some of the toughest interview questions:z.umn.edu/toughestquestion #MisforCareer.

"raise your hand if you want to learn how to answer some of the toughest interview questions"

March 25th - April 8th

March 25th - April 8th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: An outstanding LinkedIn profile is essential to develop your personal brand. Here are 22 tips to effectively boost your profile z.umn.edu/raiseprofile #MisforCareer

Twitter: Grow future connections, amaze potential employers, and develop your personal brand with these tips to boost your LinkedIn profile: z.umn.edu/raiseprofile #MisforCareer.

photo of laptop computer - "it's time to take your LinkedIn profile from good to great!"

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: GoldPASS powered by Handshake makes it easy to filter jobs by date to search for- including start date, location, salary, and more. Get started by creating a profile:goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: You can keep track of jobs you like on GoldPASS powered by Handshake by adding them to your favorites. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of heart - "GoldPASS powered by Handshake allows you to keep track of your favorite jobs.  Now that deserves a double tap."

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Review these 10 warning signs for job scams: z.umn.edu/warningsigns #MisforCareer

Twitter: Your best defense against job scammers is research. Check out the top 10 job scam warning signs: z.umn.edu/warningsigns #MisforCareer.

photo of laptop computer & coffee - "how to spot a job scam: vague job requirements and job description, too good to be true, unprofessional emails, search results don't add up"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Hey UMN graduating seniors (2018-2019 grads), are you looking to get hired after graduation? Look no further that Now Hiring 2019 to learn about finding employment after college. z.umn.edu/nowhiring2019  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Hey UMN graduating seniors (2018 - 2019 grads), Now Hiring 2019 gives you a glimpse into companies that want to hire you: z.umn.edu/nowhiring2019 #MisforCareer.

Now Hiring job fair ad: "Now Hiring - Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:00-4:30pm, RecWell Center, 2nd floor"

 

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Landing an interview for your dream job is pretty exciting, but it's important that you make a great first impression. Watch and learn to see exactly what not to do during your interview. z.umn.edu/toughestinterview #MisforCareer

Twitter: Have an upcoming interview? Watch this video to learn what not to do on the big day:z.umn.edu/toughestinterview #MisforCareer.

photo of people at table with laptop, coffee, and map - "do you have a strategy for avoiding common interview mistakes?"

April 8th - April 22nd

April 8th - April 22nd

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Believing you are irreplaceable in the professional world can harm your career. Here are 6 ways this mindset causes damage: z.umn.edu/cantbeirreplaceable
# MisforCareer

Twitter: Don't alienate yourself in your career! Check out this article to learn how to avoid alienating yourself from success: z.umn.edu/cantbeirreplaceable # MisforCareer.

photo of name tag that says "hello my name is... Irreplaceable" "wearing the tag of irreplaceable leads to a false sense of security"

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Feelings of doubt and inadequacy over a position may be due to impostor syndrome. Here are a few ways you can fight against it: z.umn.edu/impostersyndrome 
# MisforCareer

Twitter: Ask questions, provide input, and seek feedback to combat imposter syndrome.z.umn.edu/impostersyndrome # MisforCareer.

photo of checklist: "you don't need to have everything checked to be qualified for an internship"

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Taking a step back and being open-minded about paths within your degree can give you peace of mind. Take a look at this video for advice on staying flexible:z.umn.edu/openmind # MisforCareer

Twitter: Being open minded about your degree options will set you up for success after college. Learn more at: z.umn.edu/openmind # MisforCareer.

photo of cross street signs: "decrease your stress after college by staying open to new possibilities"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Finding a job for your future can be stressful but networking can help ease the stressors! Have you connected with others in your field of interest on GoldPASS powered by Handshake? goldpass.umn.edu # MisforCareer

Twitter: Did you know you can connect with recruiters on GoldPASS powered by Handshake? goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of Minneapolis skyline "the best way to make a connection is to network"

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: First impressions make the most impact. Discover the best ways to make a great impression with your elevator speech. z.umn.edu/theelevatorpitch # MisforCareer

Twitter: Do you have trouble making an introduction? Here are a few steps to create the perfect elevator pitch! z.umn.edu/theelevatorpitch # MisforCareer.

photo of elevator "what will your pitch be?"

April 22nd - May 6th

April 22nd - May 6th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: If you have a few offers on the table, making the right decision is key. Pondering these 4 questions can lead you to the right choice: z.umn.edu/multipleoffers#MisforCareer

Twitter: What are your deciding factors when choosing between multiple job offers?z.umn.edu/multipleoffers #MisforCareer.

photo of open doors - "which door holds the key to the best job offer?"

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Being intentional about your professional audience sets a strong foundation for your networking profile. z.umn.edu/internnetwork #MisforCareer

Twitter: Making a list of who you connect with will help you build a strong network.z.umn.edu/internnetwork #MisforCareer.

photo of bulls - "find a pack that you fit into and expand your network."

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Taking a few minutes to research a company can keep you from falling for a job scam. Here are 10 warning signs that mark a job as a red flag: z.umn.edu/offerscam#MisforCareer

Twitter: Don't let your despair cloud your judgement when it comes to job offers. Learn to recognize red flags here: z.umn.edu/offerscam #MisforCareer.

photo of telescope - "zooming into the details of a job offer gives you the whole picture of its true intentions"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Still looking for an internship? GoldPASS powered by Handshake has 1,700 current opportunities available. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: Do you have your summer internship secure? Head over to GoldPASS powered by Handshake to start networking with recruiters. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of woman sitting on steps with laptop - "having an internship takes you closer to the career you want"

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Finally landing the job doesn't mean you have to accept any salary. Explore a few tactics for successful salary negotiation. z.umn.edu/negotiationtips #MisforCareer

Twitter: Have a lot of bang but not enough buck? Discover the best ways to negotiate your salary's worth. z.umn.edu/negotiationtips #MisforCareer.

graphic of coins stacked up - "stack the odds in your favor by creating a strategy for salary negotiation"

May 6th - May 20th

May 6th - May 20th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: 64% of UMN alumni that studied abroad during college believed they acquired skill sets that influenced their career path. To learn more about how learning abroad in college can impact your career, check out these survey results: z.umn.edu/global-learning#MisforCareer

Twitter: Global learning will set students up for increased employability once they graduate.z.umn.edu/global-learning #MisforCareer.

where in the world will you go to advance your career?

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Having an internship is a great way to start building your career. Get ahead of the game with these 5 tips: z.umn.edu/grow-your-career  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Are you an intern looking to spice up your career? These 5 ways can give you a jumpstart to your future: z.umn.edu/grow-your-career #MisforCareer.

how high are you willing to climb for your success?

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Punctuality, resourcefulness, and hard work all pays off in an internship. Learn other ways to stand out: z.umn.edu/sixways #MisforCareer

Twitter: 75% of college students who receive internships have an increased likelihood of full-time employment. Explore how you can make the most of your internship: z.umn.edu/sixways  #MisforCareer.

dress for success in an internship with these tips: 1. complete every task. 2. be resourceful. 3. build professional relationships. 4. ask good questions. 5. take on more work without being asked. 6. be punctual

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Building a personal brand doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here are 5 ways to get started: z.umn.edu/build-personal-brand #MisforCareer

Twitter: Personal brands are meant to make a mark that goes beyond your job. How will you define what you're passionate about? z.umn.edu/build-personal-brand #MisforCareer.

photo of stamp and ink: "U of M - make your personal mark"

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Are you still looking for something to do over the summer? Volunteering is a great way to gain professional experience to add to your resume. servicelearning.umn.edu#MisforCareer

Twitter: Internships aren't the only way you can build experience. Check out different volunteering opportunities here: servicelearning.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of raised hands "lending a helping hand this summer can help your future career"

September 9th - September 23rd

September 9th - September 23rd

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: First impressions make the most impact, especially with your elevator pitch. Take a look at a few ways you can make your delivery successful: z.umn.edu/perfectpitch #MisforCareer

Twitter: Making an elevator pitch could increase or decrease the size of your network. Here are 5 tips on making your elevator pitch effective: z.umn.edu/perfectpitch #MisforCareer.

Photo of scale - "Your professional impression hangs in the balance. Tip the scales with a GREAT elevator pitch!"

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Register for a career fair ☑ Your next best step is to get prepared. These 12 proven strategies will help you put your best foot forward: z.umn.edu/jobfairprep #MisforCareer

Twitter: Whether you’ve gone to a career fair 2 times or 10 times, it’s a smart way to network. Follow these 12 strategies to help you land your next job: z.umn.edu/jobfairprep #MisforCareer.

Photo of footprints and tire tracks in sand - "No matter which direction a career fair takes you, following up with professionals you meet there is important"

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Did you have a job over the summer? You can update your work experiences on GoldPASS powered by Handshake. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: Had a productive summer break? Don't forget to update your work experiences on GoldPASS powered by Handshake. goldpass.umn.edu #MisforCareer.

photo of swing set - "Get back into the swing of GoldPASS powered by Handshake by updating your profile."

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Informational interviews are essential for networking and advancing your career. Here are the proper ways to write an email requesting an informational interview: z.umn.edu/info-interview-email #MisforCareer

Twitter: Requesting an informational interview isn't hard to do, but make sure to follow these steps: z.umn.edu/info-interview-email #MisforCareer.

Photo of hands typing on keyboard - "Before you hit send, make sure to review: 1) subject line, 2) introduction, and 3) your reason for requesting an informational interview."

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: No matter the industry, networking is essential to a long, successful career. Check out the best ways you can showcase your skills to a professional: z.umn.edu/networking-101  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Preparation and follow-up are just as important as the networking event itself! Learn how to make networking a success: z.umn.edu/networking-101 #MisforCareer.

photo of horses eating hay - "Networking cultivates relationships that help you flourish."

September 23rd - October 7th

September 23rd - October 7th

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Using storytelling as a tool in an interview makes you memorable. Learn what makes a great story here: z.umn.edu/interviewstory #MisforCareer

Twitter: Don't be afraid to use drama to make your story more exciting in an interview. Learn how: z.umn.edu/interviewstory #MisforCareer.

photo of stack of books - "Preparing multiple stories to share before your interview will make you better prepared."

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Got phished? Here's how to prevent illegitimate companies from stealing your personal info. z.umn.edu/emailandphising #MisforCareer


Twitter: In the last six months, up to 85% of organizations have been scammed. This is how you can fight against it. z.umn.edu/emailandphising #MisforCareer.

photo of desktop computer - "How to Avoid Email & Phishing Scams: 1. don't open attachments that require you to disclose personal information 2. check the left-hand corner of the URL bar in your browser 3. search message boards where people report scams"

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Internships are the best way to gain real world experience and grow professionally. Discover the tips to follow and learn what to avoid as an intern: z.umn.edu/internship-advice #MisforCareer

Twitter: Landing an internship doesn't mean you stop showing your best self. Check out the do's and don'ts of internships here: z.umn.edu/internship-advice  #MisforCareer.

Photo of bald eagle - "Being in an internship helps you spread your wings, so don't be afraid to take a leap."

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Securing strong references for your job search process is easier than you think. Learn how: z.umn.edu/secure-strong-references

Twitter: Need strong references to help you land the job? Start by building a strategic list. z.umn.edu/secure-strong-references.

Photo of cat - "Did you secure your reFURences?"

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Looking at company culture is just as important as looking at salaries, job locations, and positions. z.umn.edu/company-culture #MisforCareer

Twitter: How high of a priority is the company culture on your list of factors to consider when applying to jobs? z.umn.edu/company-culture #MisforCareer

Photo of puzzle pieces - "A company is most successful when everyone is working together and on the same page."

October 7th - October 21st

October 7th - October 21st

MONDAY (PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Newspaper postings are "a little" outdated. Look for a job that fits your skillset on one of these websites: z.umn.edu/job-search-sites #MisforCareer

Twitter: If you aren't meant to be a fish, why bother trying to breathe underwater? Find the job that fits your skill set at these websites: z.umn.edu/job-search-sites #MisforCareer

Cartoon woman sitting at computer desk - "Looking for a job that fits your skills? Look no further!"

TUESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Do you wish employers were more transparent about salary? So does everyone else. Here is how to figure out what salary to ask for: z.umn.edu/what-salary-should-i-ask-for  #MisforCareer

Twitter: Talking about money is OK! Be strategic by following these steps: z.umn.edu/what-salary-should-i-ask-for #MisforCareer

Photo of man on the phone in city - "Know your worth before starting your salary negotiations!"

WEDNESDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: Think cover letters aren't important? 75% of employers who hire directly from the University of Minnesota said otherwise. #MisforCareer

Twitter: Contrary to belief, cover letters are a necessary part of the hiring process according to the University of Minnesota 2018 Employer Survey. #MisforCareer

Pie graph - "Importance of Cover Letters in Hiring Process - 75% important, 25% not important"

THURSDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: You're never going to know every interview question but you can follow these tips so you don't get stumped. z.umn.edu/interviewstumped #MisforCareer

Twitter: The key to successful interviews is having meaningful answers about your experience, skills, and expertise. z.umn.edu/interviewstumped #MisforCareer

Photo of baseball player holding two baseballs - "Don't let a curveball throw off your interview game."

FRIDAY(PUSH THROUGH FACEBOOK/LINKEDIN AND TWITTER WITH GRAPHIC):

Facebook/Linkedin: In a phone interview, it's best to avoid eating or surrounding yourself with distractions. z.umn.edu/phoneinterview #MisforCareer

Twitter: Maintain professionalism in a phone interview by dressing the part. z.umn.edu/phoneinterview #MisforCareer

Photo of phone charging - "Make sure your phone is charged before your phone interview"