Use Our Free Public Resources
Here are original resources- white papers, newsletters, presentations, and podcasts- that you can use for free, as well as a list of helpful websites and links to what our peers have produced and we like.
The Opportunities Project and eBranding Me issued a white paper series called Solutions for Change in Education. In these papers, we discuss issues impacting college students and recent graduates and then introduce solutions we’d like higher education to implement to better position today’s young professionals for career success. There are three papers in the series: The Economic Achievement Gap and two forthcoming papers on college career center services and student responsibility, respectively.
We send out two types of newsletters- a round-up of announcements, articles and resources, and news and events blasts. We’ll soon be posting our archive here.
Prezis and Slideshare Presentations
Our Prezis and Slideshare presentations from past workshops are available to the public for free. We have presentations on social media (blogging, LinkedIn, and Twitter) and soft skills available for study.
The Opportunities Project produces a podcast where we interview young professionals to find out how they’ve achieved success.
Groups and Events
It’s important that you’re out meeting new people. Expanding your network is an essential career management tool. Here are some recommended sites to find new and interesting events. * Meetup- Meetup has hundreds of events every week that are sponsored by various groups in New York City and all over the world. Many of them are industry-related or focused on helping people find a job. * LinkedIn- Yes, LinkedIn is a site for online networks. However, LinkedIn has an event listing function, and better yet, many of the groups have event listings. Some of the best networking events I have gone to have been events I have found posted in LinkedIn groups. * EventBrite- Eventbrite has great event directory for every city. Go to a party or class- you never know who will be sitting next to you!
The digital democracy is among us and everyone can have a voice via their blogs. Not all blogs are created equal, but I’ve identified 30ish of my favorites.
Recommended Articles and Posts
I store the best articles and blog posts I read every week in a public Diigio library. Articles are sorted by tags on the right. I have tagged over 300 articles on job search best practices, career advice, higher ed topics, and others. Click on the RSS icon within any tag to subscribe to my library feed and get notified when I post a new article in that subject.