Because so many alumni give back to Career Service by sharing their career stories and offering advice to PC students, the Office of Career Services would like to help Alumni that are looking for a new career by providing resources to take advantage of during your search.
Use FOCUS to plan your job or grad school search
Start with the ‘Your Career Planning Status’ in the Career Readiness category. If your scores are in the medium or low range, we highly recommend you complete the 5 sections in the Self assessment category. Call 401.865.1290 for the Access Code.
Based on John Holland's theory of personality and career choice, this inventory will help you assess your preferences and link to work environments and career options.
Assesses interests and provides lists of careers that correlate with your results.
Assesses your skills in 5 categories.
A brief assessment of personality type and preferences, based heavily on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Introductory online assessment is free; also offered is a fee-based follow-up report.
As a PC alumnus, you have access to the
PC Alumni Community. This site is an excellent way to connect with PC. Attending events can provide opportunities to visit with old friends while meeting new people – they are great ways to network in person.
PC Alumni Community is also a great way to connect with alums online. Once you register in Friars Online Directory, you can search the database of alumni in order to identify individuals that you would like to speak with in order to receive career information and advice.
Networking is a great way to find out more information about companies and career paths. While Networking is not about asking for jobs, it does introduce you to people and can provide you with tips on breaking into a field or company.
Join a networking group. These groups tend to meet on a regular basis and are formed based on similar interests. Here is a valuable article about networking clubs
Career Services has implemented an improved eFriars system that allows alumni the opportunity to search for jobs.
MonsterTrak contains entry job listings, typically 0-3 years of experience. In addition to reviewing MonsterTrakPC, click on schools in your geographic areas of interest to determine if their listings do not require a password.
Be sure to search sites like Monster.com, indeed.com, jobster.com and local sites as well as industry specific sites for job postings. Visit our website for a list of industry specific sites.
Consider using a staffing firm. Search Firms have relationships with a range of employers. When you choose a search firm, you have a variety of tools and resources available to you to help streamline your job search. You will need to search for a firm that has employers in the geographic area you are looking in and that specializes in the field you are interested in.
It may seem simple, but try searching for the career you are interested in using Google or Bing. You can often find articles and resources that will provide you with information to help your search.
Every state provides One Stop Career Centers in various locations. These services are specifically designed for college graduates, recently graduated or with years of experience. At these centers, job seekers can get assistance with resumes, get assistance in developing career and job focus, learn effective networking methods, and gain access to resources identifying employers. You can use the service locator to locate a One Stop Career Center near you.
Many job seekers find it helpful for practical and emotional reasons to join a job search support group. These groups are often sponsored by local churches or other service organizations. In many cases your local public library will post notices about these support groups, or the One Stop Career Center will be able to provide information.
This site produces career reentry programming, events and content for employers, universities, organizations and individuals.
Top financial firms are using OneWire to look for the perfect candidates for positions at all levels. Use OneWire to be matched to the financial services job that is precisely right for you.
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