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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February 17th - March 2nd

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

Facebook/Linkedin: Work-from-home job offers may sound enticing, but it's a common job scam according to the Better Business Bureau®. Learn how to avoid these scams: z.umn.edu/employment-fraud #MisforCareer

Twitter: Learn how to watch out for companies that contact you with "too good to be true" job offers: z.umn.edu/employment-fraud #MisforCareer

photo of laptop screen: "Beware of job offers asking you to use personal money."

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

Facebook/Linkedin: Straightforward communication is hard to carry out, especially in the workplace. Here's how you can become confident with your communication skills:
z.umn.edu/soft-skill #MisforCareer

Twitter: 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees for any reason. Overcome your communication challenges with these 5 tips: z.umn.edu/soft-skill #MisforCareer

photo of two birds on tree branch: "Bridge the gap between discomfort and communication by listening."

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

Facebook/Linkedin: Asking for a higher salary can be nerve-racking. We can't take the nerves away, but we can help you prepare negotiation strategies! z.umn.edu/salary-negotiation #MisforCareer

Twitter: Know your worth! Here are 9 negotiating tips to getting the salary you deserve: z.umn.edu/salary-negotiation #MisforCareer

"Don't stop at salary negotiation, consider other perks too."

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


Facebook/Linkedin: The 2020 UMN Job & Internship Fair is right around the corner! Get some tips from your career center before you go! jobfair.umn.edu #MisforCareer

Twitter: There's still time to register for the 2020 UMN Job & Internship Fair! For more information, head over to jobfair.umn.edu #MisforCareer

photo of office conference room: "Reminders: 1. bring your u-card 2. dress professionally 3. print out your resumes 4. research employers beforehand!"

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


Facebook/Linkedin: Why wait until your senior year to map out your career? Here are a few reasons why career centers are beneficial to visit at any point: z.umn.edu/career-center #MisforCareer

Twitter: Take your first step getting ahead in your career by stopping by your college career center! Here's what you can gain from your visit: z.umn.edu/career-center #MisforCareer

Photo of pins in map: "Where will your career center take you?"

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