MSUAA’s Top Resources for Job Seekers

On February 6, 2017, in Spartanology, by Scott Westerman

By Scott Westerman
Sooner or later, we’re all thrust into the job market. Whether you’re about to graduate or are considering a change, here are some of The MSU Alumni Association‘s most requested resources for job seekers.

First and foremost, you don’t have to undertake the journey alone. Hire a career coach. We seek out coaches to help us become stronger and healthier. Why not engage a resource to help you maximize the effectiveness of your personal brand? MSUAA’s Spartans Helping Spartans website has a great list of career coaches who are ready to help you right now.

MSUAA also has a rich library of webinars and live streams where extraordinary alumni share their secrets. Here are a few of the best that touch on careers.

How to Prepare for a Layoff Before You Get Laid Off – Laura Labovich

Job Search Secrets Revealed – Kevin Donlin

What’s New in Resumes, Linkedin and More – Karen Reiff

Managing Your Career Transition – Karen Reiff

Basic Principals of Creating a Personal Brand – Marva Goldsmith

CV or Resume? What’s the Difference and Why it Matters – Dr. Monica Marcelis Fochtman

Writing a resume for STEM careers – Leslie Toth

How to Hack Your Career – Shannon Bradford

And finally, are a few of my blog posts on the finding and pursuing your professional passion.

Scott’s Career Quick Reference

The All-Star Interview

Career Building Behaviors

It’s About Time

Reinvent Yourself

Are you “Between Opportunities”? Make the most of it! 

A career change can be one of the most stressful times of your life. But, with courage, tenacity and faith, it can be among the most rewarding.

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled,” writes M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled. “For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

Don’t be afraid to explore the riches that often lie just outside of your comfort zone.

And as you seek your life’s professional purpose, remember Ghandi’s wisdom. “The future depends on what you do today.”

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