Job Search Resources
LinkedIn is an online professional networking site. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network online with more than 90 million members from 200 different countries. LinkedIn has executives from every 2010 Fortune 500 company as members. In 2010, 69 of the Fortune 100 companies used LinkedIn's hiring solutions to add to their workforce. Join Armstrong's Alumni Career Network on LinkedIn to connect with current Armstrong students and alumni and help jump start your job search!
Where Do Armstrong Students Go Upon Graduation?
Career Services has complied data outlining what Armstrong students do after graduating. Click here to see lists of graduate schools attended by Armstrong students as well as employers who have hired Armstrong students.
These comprehensive job search guides are provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Find all you need to know about successfully landing your first full-time career, including information on companies hiring in your discipline, networking, social media, career fairs, résumés, cover letters, and interviewing. Also available in hard copy format at Career Services. NACE also offers a Diversity Edition of Job Choices.
Armstrong Career Services recognizes that current military members and veterans offer special skills and have unique needs when it comes to job searching. This list of resources is designed to address the specific needs of students with a military background, as they transition into a civilian workforce.
Are you interested in working, interning, or living abroad? This is the resource for you! Going Global career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, résumé writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more! Free to Armstrong students and alumni. Must access the site from an on campus computer the first time to register. Be sure to also check out our International Jobs and Internships page for more resources!
Are you planning on moving to another city in the US upon graduation? This site provides comprehensive guides to major US cities, including information on major employers and job postings. Free to Armstrong students and alumni. Must access the site from an on campus computer the first time to register.
Career & Business Information
There are many websites that can provide you with general information about various career fields and locating employment. We've compiled a list of these for you here. Also great for a student exploring career and major options!
Résumé & Cover Letter Writing
Your primary methods of communicating your skills and experience to an employer are through your résumé and cover letter. This link offers several examples of appropriate résumés and cover letters to help you begin to build your own documents. You can also make an appointment with Career Services to have your résumé and cover letter reviewed by calling 912.344.2563.
After you submitted a résumé and cover letter to apply for a position, you may be asked to interview with the employer. Click here for some helpful hints on how to make the most of your interview, some tough questions you might be asked, and guidelines on professional dress.
Interviews can be an intimidating process if you are not experienced with them. Career Services can help you practice your skills, whether you are interviewing for an internship, part-time job, full-time employment, or graduate school.
Job Search Sites
The first part of your job hunt is finding jobs to which you want to apply! This link provides students with a compilation of job posting sites, listed by career field.
Once an employer has extended an offer of employment to you, often you will be given an opportunity to negotiate your compensation. This salary calculator, offered by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, allows you to determine an appropriate salary for your position.
Graduate School Search
If you want to explore attending graduate school upon completion of your Armstrong degree, this link offers listings of major sites that will help you find the right school, prepare for graduate entrance exams, and learn about what it takes to be a competitive applicant. You can also view our Graduate Guide pdf which tells you everything you need to know about why you should attend grad school, how to pick a program, what you need to apply, and timelines to follow.
Resources for People with Disabilities
Students with disabilities may encounter different situations throughout their job searches. Here, we provide information for you on how to best approach seeking employment.