Alumni Career Services - Resources
Whether you just graduated, or you've been in the workforce for a long time, Alumni Career Services is here to help you. Take advantage of all the resources available to you--from articles, webinars, and online tools to Fairfield alumni career coaches.
Online Career Resources
The following resources have been reviewed and are recommended for insight on career development, resume writing, job search techniques, and other quality career content.
Recommended websites for articles on job search topics:
STAGS4HIRE: Looking for a job? Have a job to fill? New jobs posted every week! To facilitate alumni professional connections, Fairfield has partnered with Experience Alumni, a premier career management tool used by more than 500 colleges and universities.
The Career Planning Center is excited to announce a new online resource that will help students and alumni prepare for employment interviews. InterviewStream allows you to practice your interview skills by going through a realistic interview experience where you are asked challenging questions based on the type of interview you have selected. The software records you as you respond to the questions and then loads your mock interview into your own personal InterviewStream account. You can than review it as many times as you want or send it to someone else to review. Check out the video to learn more and start practicing today by creating an account at www.fairfield.interviewstream.com.
Career-intelligence.com (founded by Annette Richmond, M.A.’99) is a by-women, for-women career resource with a philosophy of "Stretch, Grow, Achieve." Her mission is to help you achieve personal and professional satisfaction by providing the information, support and tools you need to succeed in today's competitive economic environment.
Job Search Engine Sites:
Indeed.com is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find opportunities posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards. Unlike many job boards, Indeed provides job seekers with an aggregated list of the freshest job opportunities available - free to all users.
Simply Hired is a vertical search engine company working to build the largest online database of jobs on the planet. Their goal is to make finding your next job a simple yet effective, enjoyable journey. They can't always promise you'll discover your dream job, but they'll give you the best chance possible to get a bigger paycheck, a more considerate boss, or a shorter commute.
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent.
Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview review sand questions, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.
JibberJobber: For professionals and executives, the job search can be a grueling process. JibberJobber allows you to keep track of the information you collect during a job search. Track the companies that you apply to (Target Companies). Track each job that you apply for, and log the status of each application (date of first interview, date thank you letter sent, etc.). Want to know where you sent your different resumes? Use JibberJobber to keep track of it!
LinkedIn Jobs: You can search for jobs on LinkedIn! Relevant jobs postings will be delivered directly to you. You can access through the jobs tab on your LinkedIn profile. You can even customize your preferences of the jobs you might be interested in.
The Career Planning Center at Fairfield University
The Career Planning Center is not just for current Fairfield students! The Center also offers a host of services to assist alumni in the job search process. Whether you're re-entering the job market, evaluating a career change, or looking to move into a different organization, the Center can support you in reaching your career goals.
Click here for more information on services you can get through the Center, such as personality and interest inventories, and more!