Which organizations are hiring + ways to job hunt during a crisis
Which organizations are hiring + ways to job hunt during a crisis
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Career News
April 6, 2020
Greetings from the Tufts Career Center
At this point, we know that many of you are (understandably) concerned about post-grad plans. Perhaps you're wondering if it will be possible to get a job, or perhaps your plans have fallen through.
If that's the case, we encourage you to research what is happening with the organizations you want to work with (see below for a tool to help you). It's possible that they have a project that you could work on remotely for the summer and beyond. In addition, we'll continue to provide you with job search support and timely advice in these weekly newsletters.
Also, realize that many other college students are in the same boat. Graduate schools and future employers will understand that this summer is an anomaly. That said, don’t be reticent! You can use your time creatively to learn a new skill, complete a project you've always wanted to do, create a new body of work, or volunteer to help others. It is what you make of this situation that will show your competencies and character to future employers. 
Finally, remember to network, network, network. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, and the benefits are well worth it. Keep reading to learn about the many resources that can help you.
Talk to a Career Advisor About Job Search Plans or Networking Strategies
Resiliency Resource of the Week: 
How to Feel Less Overwhelmed
Important takeaways from the video:
  • Practice acceptance: Acknowledging that you feel stressed or overwhelmed helps you process those feelings more easily.
  • Invest time and energy in self-care: Take at least 10 minutes every day to refuel, reset, and do something that boosts your mood. Examples include calling a friend or taking a walk outside -- NOT looking at social media.
  • Ask for support from others: Doing this doesn’t mean that you are weak or needy. Bonus: You’ll be giving people who care about you the opportunity to feel good by helping YOU.
If you’d like to hear more on this topic, check out another of Ms. Kogan’s presentations below.
Strengthening Emotional Health Skills During Times of Uncertainty
Which Organizations Are Hiring?
Building on last week's message about job search resources, we'll continue to share relevant updates about the job market, as well as tools to help you navigate a changing employment landscape. Check out the following articles if you're in the midst of a search process.
How to Job Hunt During the Current Health Crisis
Regularly Updated List of Companies Hiring (and Those With Hiring Freezes)
Schedule Career Conversations
During challenging times, it’s important to remember that you already have a large network of people who want to help you.
They range from those you know (e.g., friends, classmates, professors, family) to those you may not know but who are eager to lend a hand (e.g., Tufts alumni from The Herd and LinkedIn). 
This week, think about requesting a short career conversation by phone, video chat, or email. If you’re new to the process, check out these links and watch our video guides below.
  • Guidance for Networking: Visit our site for information about networking (what it is and what it isn’t), career conversations, LinkedIn tips, and more.
  • The Herd: If you haven’t already, check out our new flash-mentoring platform! Complete your profile and connect with alumni mentors who have volunteered to share their career experiences and tell you how to break into particular fields.
  • Tufts University Career Network on LinkedIn: Reach out to 15K+ Tufts alumni for career information, insight, and advice. Alumni in a variety of career fields are part of the network.
Quick Guides to Career Conversations
Part 1 in this video series covers the what, who, and why of career conversations (great for those who are new to the process), while Part 2 is a step-by-step "how to" for career conversations.
FAQs from Students 
Each week, we'll answer FAQs related to our featured career topic. Here are this week's questions:
Is having a LinkedIn account important?
Do I have to network? What are the best ways to network with Tufts alumni and employers?
I would like to reach out to Tufts alumni for conversations, but I’m concerned I’ll be bothering them in the midst of a stressful time. Any tips?
Virtual Career Events This Week & Beyond
(Please note: These virtual events may require pre-registration.)
Bank of America: Investing in Your Wellbeing -- Tuesday, April 7, 3 - 4 pm
Capital Teaching Residency --Tuesday, April 7, 5 - 6 pm
Merrill Virtual Career Event -- Tuesday, April 7, 6 - 7 pm
Introduction to the Peace Corps -- Friday, April 10, 1 - 2 pm
How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events
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If you haven't already, watch SGN for Some Good News!
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Past issues of Career eNews
March 30 -- Job Search
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