North Texas President's Corner

President’s Corner
Being in the Job Search

Resources and References

I’ve steered in a somewhat different direction in this month’s “President’s Corner”. Without repeating all of the recent headlines, we all know times are tough for many of us. Below is a listing of references for those looking for new opportunities. I make no pretense that this is a definitive or exhaustive list.

Job Boards
Indeed is a meta search engine. It draws from a number of the popular job boards. Their slogan is “One Search. All Jobs.”

Job.com is your source for local jobs, career advice, and services to manage your job search, and, more importantly, your career. Whether you are looking for employment today, or researching employment opportunities for tomorrow, Job.com is here to connect you with hot jobs from some of today's best employers. With so many local job listings, you are sure to find a job you’ll love. Start your job search now by browsing Sales Jobs, Tech Jobs, Management Jobs, Healthcare Jobs, Accounting Jobs, Construction Jobs, and Customer Service Jobs, or go to our Advanced Job Search to find jobs in your industry.

Careerbuilder.com is a popular job board. You can set up your profile and let it email you when it finds posting to respond to.

Monster.com is probably the most famous of all the general job boards

GoldPASS is the U of M's online database to help connect students and alumni with employers, volunteer organizations, and internships across the country.

Support Groups and Workshops in the Dallas Fort Worth Area
Career Transition Workshop – best place in Dallas/Fort Worth to format resume and cover letter. Work on gray matter also. Twelve week course at no charge.

Career Connections
– best place in Dallas/Fort Worth for networking. Job Fairs. Weekly meetings. Career Management Groups. $10 per month gets you access.

Other DFW Support Groups to check out.

Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefits Services. Make sure you have signed up and registered with TWC if you have lost your job.

Profession related sites to help in the job search
Everyone has a different profession. From my conversations with most people, most professions have at least one or two associations. Many professional associations help members post job openings, and help members look for new opportunities. For example, in my profession I look at http://www.ism.ws/

Or if you wanted a metasearch website for a particular industry, I might use Hcareers to search for a opening.

Strategies and Tactics
Make sure that you get set up on LinkedIn. This is a good way to get your name out there in front of someone who may turn out to be an influencer or hiring authority.

Is it wise to “Blow-off” the job search? Click here to see how the tough get going!

How To Ace a Phone Interview – look for some hardball questions

COBRA Alternative – click here.

I would not be doing my job if I did not mention that one of the best ways to network and find a new opportunity is to join and be active in your local chapter of the (UMAA) University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Your local chapter is UMAA – North Texas Chapter.

Why not join TODAY? Become a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Your membership makes a difference! Fill out the online membership form for new members or renewing members. Using the promotion code NP0NT when applying will ensure that the North Texas Chapter benefits from your membership. What are the advantages? By one account, there are dozens of benefits.

Harald Mallwitz, B.S.B., 1984
President
North Texas Chapter
University of Minnesota Alumni Association


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