Career Backpack

​​Social media content about career development from the University of Minnesota.

Greetings, here is the most recent Career BackPack from Career Services Administration. We hope to reach more students about resources and opportunities offered by career service offices and important career related information. This newsletter of social media content is for you, our campus partners, to share on your own social media platforms.  

We cover a variety of colleges and units, as well as industries, if you don't see something specific in this newsletter, check back next time!

Whenever available, try to push this handle: #MisforCareer (M is for Career) in all your social media postings.

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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Facebook/Linkedin: Newspaper postings are "a little" outdated.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"

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