Career Blog https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog Career development is on everyone's minds. After all, that's why most, if not all, of our students come to us. This blog is ... en Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Know the Etiquette to Ask! https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-know-etiquette-ask <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;April 5, 2022&nbsp;by Jillian Collins </p> <p> We started with the basics in <a href= "/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell"> “Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Here’s How to Tell.”</a>&nbsp;Our other blog posts,&nbsp;<a href= "/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know">“So, You Need a Reference? Here’s What to Know,”</a>&nbsp;and <a href= "/career-blog/so-you-need-recommendation-heres-what-know">“So, You Need a&nbsp;Recommendation? Here’s What to Know,”</a> explored and explained the nuances of each. Yet, a key aspect is the professional etiquette of requesting a recommendation or asking someone to be a reference – and that’s how this series is going to end and putting knowledge into practice begins.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell">Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Here’s How to Tell </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know">So, You Need a Reference? Here’s What to Know </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/so-you-need-recommendation-heres-what-know">So, You Need a Recommendation? Here’s What to Know</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-know-etiquette-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-know-etiquette-ask#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Interviewing Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Skills Tue, 05 Apr 2022 21:23:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7142 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu So, You Need a Recommendation? Here’s What to Know https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-recommendation-heres-what-know <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;March 27, 2022 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> A recommendation, in the professional world, is a glowing and strong case made by someone on your behalf, when career goals are within reach. There are so many situations that require a recommendation. You need to know the types of recommendations you can get, and help you understand when and how they can benefit you.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know">So, You Need a Reference? Here’s What to Know </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell">Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Here’s How to Tell </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-recommendation-heres-what-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-recommendation-heres-what-know#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Sun, 27 Mar 2022 21:52:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7131 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu So, You Need a Reference? Here’s What to Know https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;March 8, 2022 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> References come from people who know you, your work, and the position you’re applying for. You want to make a direct impact during your interview, but references are your rave reviews from others. With that in mind, here’s a deep-dive reference guide&nbsp;to references!<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell">Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Here’s How to Tell </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier">Create and Maintain a &#039;Living Résumé&#039; to Make Life Easier</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/so-you-need-reference-heres-what-know#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:45:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7070 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Do You Need a Reference or a Recommendation? Here’s How to Tell https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;February 15, 2022 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> Whether you’re applying for a job or an internship, it’s great to have good references, e.g., people who have seen your work (and how you work) and can confirm that you have what it takes to do the job. Same with recommendations. But how do references/recommendations work these days, and what process should you follow when requesting one? We’ve got you covered!<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier">Create and Maintain a &#039;Living Résumé&#039; to Make Life Easier</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities">Professional Visibility = Professional Opportunities</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/do-you-need-reference-or-recommendation-heres-how-tell#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Tue, 15 Feb 2022 23:01:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7057 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Fun Fact: You Should Share a Personal Interest on LinkedIn https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/fun-fact-you-should-share-personal-interest-linkedin <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;February 7, 2022&nbsp;by Jillian Collins </p> <p> LinkedIn is the career platform to attract, interact&nbsp;and connect with potential employers and peers. Your profile is like a résumé, personal statement, and community endorsements. With all the highlights of professional space in your profile, what can you share – as a person – to answer the question: “What’s an interesting fact about you?” A fun fact can cultivate a professional relationship beyond your résumé.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities">Professional Visibility = Professional Opportunities</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/free-sources-your-creative-career-kit">&#039;Free-sources&#039; for Your (Creative) Career Kit</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/fun-fact-you-should-share-personal-interest-linkedin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/fun-fact-you-should-share-personal-interest-linkedin#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Social Media and Careers Sat, 05 Feb 2022 00:26:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7048 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu We Need to Talk about Burnout https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/we-need-talk-about-burnout <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;January 19, 2022&nbsp;by Jillian Collins </p> <p> We all have high expectations set for ourselves. Burnout is when those expectations cross the line from the goals we celebrate, to defining who we are, by our metric of “perfection.”&nbsp;Knowing what burnout is – and isn’t – will help you now, before you find yourself caught in it later.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier">Create and Maintain a &#039;Living Résumé&#039; to Make Life Easier</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career">Your First Job is Step One to Your Career</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/we-need-talk-about-burnout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/we-need-talk-about-burnout#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Skills Wed, 19 Jan 2022 23:38:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7014 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Create and Maintain a ‘Living Résumé’ to Make Life Easier https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;January 12, 2022&nbsp;by Jillian Collins </p> <p> The purpose of your résumé is to open a door. Writing a résumé is a process that shouldn’t have to be done over and over. You just need your résumé to be tailored to fit the position, providing&nbsp;you have the skills and ability to perform in the position. A trick to streamline the résumé part of a job application is to create a “living résumé” – a one-stop-doc that you add and record all information you included in your résumé.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/reassess-your-self-assessment-2022">Reassess Your Self-Assessment for 2022</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-you-know">Carrie McKnight Wants You to Know…</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-help-you-succeed">Carrie McKnight Wants to Help You Succeed</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/create-and-maintain-living-resume-make-life-easier#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Wed, 12 Jan 2022 23:54:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7005 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Reassess Your Self-Assessment for 2022 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/reassess-your-self-assessment-2022 <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;January 3, 2022&nbsp;by Jillian Collins </p> <p> The <a href="/self-assessment">career self-assessment</a> is yet another amazing iSchool tool. The <a href= "/sites/main/files/file-attachments/career_self-assessment_sheet_-_link_to_from_self_assessment_section.pdf?1617036054"> self-assessment is a template</a> for you to conceptualize the functions, people, and setting you want for your career. It’s 2022, a new year with obstacles beyond your control. Consider the optimism and strengths gained both academically and personally to map out important aspects of interactions, duties, and physical work environment.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/nows-perfect-time-revisit-or-complete-your-skill-assessment">Now’s the Perfect Time to Revisit (or Complete) Your Skill Assessment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/take-virtual-selfie-your-career-preferences-valuable-tool">Take a Virtual Selfie of Your Career Preferences with this Valuable Tool</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/reassess-your-self-assessment-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/reassess-your-self-assessment-2022#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Home: Spotlight Career Blog: Skills Mon, 03 Jan 2022 21:15:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 7001 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Direct Your Career by Managing Up https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/direct-your-career-managing <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;September 10, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> Managing up is the process of learning your boss’s management and communication preferences, and then adapting your communication in the workplace that supports those preferences. Clear communication among all staff members is one of the building blocks of great working relationships that enable teams to reach the goals of the organization. The same holds true for your relationship with your boss.&nbsp;<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager">Not in the Job Description? Sell Solutions to the Hiring Manager!</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career">Your First Job is Step One to Your Career</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities">Professional Visibility = Professional Opportunities</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/direct-your-career-managing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/direct-your-career-managing#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Skills Fri, 10 Sep 2021 17:57:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6845 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Professional Visibility = Professional Opportunities https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;August 20, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> When you’re a student, it’s natural to focus your efforts on your courses, your GPA, and for a few <em>highly organized</em> types, your e-Portfolio items. But since the goal of getting a master’s degree is to land a job that can help launch a career you love, now is also a great time to be paying attention to an equally important asset: your professional visibility.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager">Not in the Job Description? Sell Solutions to the Hiring Manager!</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career">Your First Job is Step One to Your Career</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/it-may-feel-weird-youve-got-how-ask-feedback-about-you">It May Feel Weird, But You’ve Got This: How to Ask for Feedback about You </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/surviving-and-thriving-professional-conferences">Surviving and Thriving at Professional Conferences</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/professional-visibility-professional-opportunities#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Skills Fri, 20 Aug 2021 19:27:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6822 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Your First Job is Step One to Your Career https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;July 13, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> Your first job is a huge milestone! As you complete your MLIS program, you’re gaining specialty tools to thrive in an expanding market. Your first job with your master’s degree is just the foot in the door. Your eventual career may end up being completely different from the door you first walk in, which is part of your growth as a professional, and the way your fellow professionals grow, as well.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager">Not in the Job Description? Sell Solutions to the Hiring Manager!</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/how-get-most-handshake">How to Get the Most from Handshake</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-first-job-step-one-your-career#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Skills Tue, 13 Jul 2021 21:38:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6768 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu In case you missed it: How to Build Your Professional Network (Without Feeling Weird About It) https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/case-you-missed-it-how-build-your-professional-network-without-feeling-weird-about-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On-Demand Webcast with Kim Dority </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> June 15, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> So many people have networking anxieties. That’s why we’re lucky to have <a href= "/post/ischool-career-consultant-students-and-alumni">Kim Dority</a>, the fantastic iSchool career consultant!&nbsp;Check out her presentation, <a href= "https://youtu.be/SRmdO8ToXpk"><em>How to Build Your Professional Network (Without Feeling Weird About It)</em></a>. Kim goes beyond networking as a ‘thing to do’: strategies, etiquette, and what you can do now that builds up a network bit-by-bit!&nbsp; </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/get-know-your-network-and-let-them-get-know-you">Get to Know Your Network (and Let Them Get to Know You)</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/demand-webcasts-careers">On-Demand Career Webcasts</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/case-you-missed-it-how-build-your-professional-network-without-feeling-weird-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/case-you-missed-it-how-build-your-professional-network-without-feeling-weird-about-it#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Skills Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:29:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6757 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Not in the Job Description? Sell Solutions to the Hiring Manager! https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;June 4, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> If you’re considering information work for organizations other than a school, public, or academic library, you’re likely to encounter interviewers (for example hiring managers or HR people) unfamiliar with the range of strategic skills information professionals can provide. Even the job description may use terminology that describes things you know you can do, but with non-library language. Not to worry – you’ve got this. Seal the deal by selling the solutions your skills provide. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory">Spotlight on Your Skill Inventory </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/your-terms-your-action-plan">Your Terms, Your Action Plan</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory">Take Stock of Yourself with a Skill Inventory</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/not-job-description-sell-solutions-hiring-manager#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Interviewing Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Skills Fri, 04 Jun 2021 23:29:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6737 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu It May Feel Weird, But You’ve Got This: How to Ask for Feedback about You https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/it-may-feel-weird-youve-got-how-ask-feedback-about-you <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;May 5, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> The <a href="/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory">first part of my conversation</a> with <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=browns">iSchool instructor Scott Brown</a> was focused on how the results of your skills inventory impact others. The <a href= "/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand">Personal Brand Assessment</a> (PBA), on the other hand, is how others have been impressed by your impact on them. With that, comes confidence and another definition of networking. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory">Take Stock of Yourself with a Skill Inventory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand">The Impact of Feedback on Your Personal Brand</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory">Spotlight on Your Skill Inventory </a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/it-may-feel-weird-youve-got-how-ask-feedback-about-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/it-may-feel-weird-youve-got-how-ask-feedback-about-you#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Career Blog: Skills Wed, 05 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6680 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Spotlight on Your Skill Inventory https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;April 30, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> <a href= "https://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=browns">Scott Brown,</a>&nbsp;SJSU instructor, is a name you may remember from my earlier post about <a href= "/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory">Skills Inventory</a>; I had the opportunity to interview Scott, and part of our conversation will show you – and definitely showed me – that the best way to see skills in action is by taking action. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory">Take Stock of Yourself with a Skill Inventory</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand">The Impact of Feedback on Your Personal Brand</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/spotlight-your-skill-inventory#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Resumes and CVs Career Blog: Skills Fri, 30 Apr 2021 23:24:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6677 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Your Terms, Your Action Plan https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-terms-your-action-plan <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;April 26, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> In February 2021, <a href= "/post/ischool-career-consultant-students-and-alumni">Kim Dority</a>, our iSchool career advisor, gave an amazing presentation about creating and executing a personal career action plan. Action planning is a career – and life – skill. If you <a href="https://youtu.be/fCOzHAa63pk">watch the presentation</a>, you will see how actively constructing your career starts with actively knowing that small steps become larger leaps to greatness.<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand">The Impact of Feedback on Your Personal Brand</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-terms-your-action-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/your-terms-your-action-plan#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Skills Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:43:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6672 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Take Stock of Yourself with a Skill Inventory https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 15, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> Being able to identify (and discuss) your skills and strengths is a <em>really</em> important aspect of job-hunting. But how do you find these qualities in yourself? If you’re stuck, you’re in luck! Information is your super power. Now it’s time to concentrate on information about you. The skill of creating a Skill Inventory!<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand">The Impact of Feedback on Your Personal Brand</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/take-stock-yourself-skill-inventory#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Skills Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:50:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6625 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu The Impact of Feedback on Your Personal Brand https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 10, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> Your professional reputation, also known as your “brand,” is the foundation of the essentials in career kits and in your long-term career development strategy. And because everyone forms an opinion of us during any interaction we have, it’s not like we can just decide to ignore all this brand stuff. Better to take charge of how others see you to ensure they’re seeing the <em>real</em> you.<br> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/impact-feedback-your-personal-brand#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Networking Home: Spotlight Career Blog: Skills Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:06:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6612 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu How to Get the Most from Handshake https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/how-get-most-handshake <p> <strong>Published:</strong> February 16, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> If you read the first part of <a href= "/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-you-know">my interview with Carrie McKnight</a>, SJSU graduate student career counselor, you’ll already know that <a href= "https://sjsu.joinhandshake.com/">Handshake</a> is way more than a smaller version of &nbsp;LinkedIn. That’s important because although you may be a student now, you’re going to be looking for a job sooner than you can imagine. In the meantime, you want to make the most of every SJSU career resource you can, including virtual career fairs, vetted position postings, and tools that curate your profile to boost your visibility.<br> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/how-get-most-handshake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/how-get-most-handshake#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Networking Career Blog: Social Media and Careers Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:45:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6585 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Carrie McKnight Wants to Help You Succeed https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-help-you-succeed <p> <strong>Published:</strong> February 4, 2021 by Jillian Collins </p> <p> We’ve been interrupted. 2020 was a sharp turn from what we could have anticipated, not just as students, but as individuals<a href="/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-you-know">. The first part of my interview with</a> Carrie McKnight, SJSU career counselor for graduate students, focused on fantastic tools available to you through the SJSU Career Center.&nbsp;<br> </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-content"><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-site-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-you-know">Carrie McKnight Wants You to Know…</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/free-sources-your-creative-career-kit">&#039;Free-sources&#039; for Your (Creative) Career Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/career-blog/take-look-your-mlis-skills-work">Take a Look at Your MLIS Skills at Work</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/career-blog/take-virtual-selfie-your-career-preferences-valuable-tool">Take a Virtual Selfie of Your Career Preferences with this Valuable Tool</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/post/sjsu-career-services-graduate-students">SJSU Career Services for Graduate Students</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-links"><div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.sjsu.edu/careercenter/">SJSU Career Center</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-help-you-succeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/career-blog/carrie-mcknight-wants-help-you-succeed#comments Career Blog Career Blog Career Blog: Career Strategy Career Blog: Job Search Career Blog: Skills Wed, 03 Feb 2021 20:54:00 +0000 Jillian Collins 6560 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu