Start Your Year Off Right with These 5 Tips

Well, summer flew by and here we are at the start of another year! It may take a bit to get back into your groove, but while you’re planning the year ahead and making goals, here are five things from Career Services to get you started:

Mark Your Calendars

We have a full slate of programs/events featuring employers and alumni this fall that’s sure to hit your interest area(s). Starting off with a bang is the Spider Career Expo on September 10, featuring companies such as the CIA, Deloitte, The Hershey Company, Teach for America and Vineyard Vines. Use The Fairs App to search companies and learn how to prep, especially if this is your first Expo. The Fairs App also allows you to search companies by skills to see where you fit in – you will be surprised who’s looking for someone with your talent.

There are many other programs going on, so check out the Career Services calendar and mark yours! While you’re at it, register for the Expo Prep Session on September 9 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in SpiderConnect.

Refresh Your Resume

Or, hey, get one started! Each day (Monday – Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.), Peer Advisors are on staff in Tyler Haynes Commons to give feedback and advice on your resume and cover letters. Even if you’re not actively searching for positions, now is a great time to get your resume reviewed. So, when the right jobs come along, you’ll be ready to apply!

Learn LinkedIn

It is the most widely used professional networking site out there and can be incredibly helpful – no matter your field of study/career – to learn about jobs and network with other professionals. Whether you have a profile or not, know what to do with it or not, attend the LinkedIn Workshop on November 7! 

Know Your Resources

In addition to events and resume assistance, UR Career Services offers a multitude of other resources to help you learn about and advance your career. Start with our resource page online. Here you’ll see information about job searching, interviewing, networking, and more!

Take Care of Yourself

Often the part of the equation that falls by the wayside, your health in all areas is important to you thriving. Mentally, physically, spiritually – it’s all a balance towards becoming the best version of yourself. Get up and move – write down your thoughts – catch up with a good friend – talk to a counselor –  take time for you. Whatever helps you find peace and balance, try that!

We wish you well this semester and hope to see you around campus! If you have any questions, please contact us at careerservices@richmond.edu.

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