The job market is tough.  We can use all the help we can get.  It’s time to re-discover your alumni career services as they are usually pretty good and the best part is most services are free.

Being a career advice blogger, I try to attend some of these job search seminars to keep current.  A month ago, I attended a Wharton MBA Career Services webcast and was impressed.  I will definitely reach out to them when I need to look for another job.

Besides the typical alumni database, job boards, and free advice session, I was surprised to discover Wharton also provide information such as

  • Executive search firms – how to  best leverage them
  • Career search – a database that include a million companies along with contact names and telephone numbers (maybe a good way to find that hiring manager so you can turn your resume directly instead of through HR)
  • InterviewStream – a web-based program using webcam to practice interviews and then watch how you do afterwards

This is just to name a few.  I am not saying every alumni career services have what Wharton offers, but my point is you may be surprised at how many resources they may have to help you.  It’s time to take advantage if you haven’t already and milk the services that your tuition already paid for.

Good luck out there!

– Lei

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