Remote job listings + a new career resource for Tufts students
Remote job listings + a new career resource for Tufts students
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Career News
April 20, 2020
Greetings from the Tufts Career Center
Hey, Seniors! We hope this finds you well.
We want you to know that we, the Career Center staff, are thinking of you and continually brainstorming new ways to support you during this challenging time. During our Zoom calls, emails, phone calls, and more -- we are working for you. 
Today we're talking about the before/during/after of interviews and other types of discussions, like career conversations, a.k.a. informational interviews. In addition, keep reading for helpful job search sites and a brand new career resource!
Schedule a Practice Interview with a Career Advisor
Plans fallen through?
If you've experienced a setback in your plans, e.g., a rescinded offer, please reach out to our team. We want to support you!
Resiliency Resource of the Week: The 6 Cs of Resilience
This week, pick one (or more!) of these Cs to reflect on and put into practice.
Become More Resilient by Being a Healthy Striver (Instead of a Perfectionist!)
Spotlight on ... Searches for Remote Work
While many employers are hoping to be up and running sooner vs. later, others are proactively posting remote positions. As you search various sites, see if they have a filter for remote work. Here are a few samples. (Add additional keywords to narrow your results!)
Here are a few more sites to check out if you’re looking to gain practical experience this summer and beyond:
  • -- Lists remote paid/unpaid one-time projects, internships and jobs for college students
  • Parker Dewey -- Offers micro-internships with various organizations
Check out Interstride, New Resource for International Students (and Everyone!)
Interstride is an interactive career platform that enhances the career exploration and job search process for international students. With web and mobile applications, it's a one-stop-shop for career resources, from navigating the visa process and searching for jobs to building one's professional network. And although it's particularly useful for international students, Interstride offers a variety of tools for all students.
Log into Interstride with Your Tufts Email
Prepare for Conversations: Interviews, Networking Discussions & More
Whether you’ve already interviewed or are gearing up for your first interview, take 15-20 minutes to read an article (see below), try Big Interview, or jot down quick thoughts in response to sample questions.
  • Guidance for Interviewing: Visit our site for a look at the different types of interviews, ways to prepare, sample questions, and interview follow-up tips.
  • Big Interview: Access challenging virtual mock interviews for a variety of experience levels.
How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview
Ace Your Virtual Interview With These Questions for the Recruiter
Follow Up After Conversations
Your work doesn’t end when you hang up the phone or leave the Zoom meeting! Do these things to leave a lasting positive impression (and for even more ideas, check out the FAQ below) ...
  • Send a thank you -- Whether you’ve just had an interview or you’re following up after a networking conversation, send a thank you by email within 24 hours
  • Ask about next steps -- It’s appropriate (and encouraged!) to ask about the hiring timeline before you leave an interview. If you forget, combine the question with your thank you email, e.g., “When you have a moment, could you let me know the hiring timeline for this position?” And after a networking conversation, ask your contacts if they can recommend others to reach out to.
  • Touch base periodically -- Did your networking conversation produce a helpful outcome? Circle back and tell your contact! Have you applied to a job and asked about next steps, but haven’t heard anything in a while? Wait about a week, then politely reiterate your interest and offer additional materials.
Run Through This Checklist Right After an Interview
FAQs from Students 
Each week, we'll answer FAQs related to our featured career topic. Here are this week's questions:
I applied to a job and haven't heard back yet. What should I do?
Who (and how) should I ask for a reference if a job application needs one?
6 Job Search Tips for New Grads Starting Their Careers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Upcoming Virtual Career Events 
(Please note: These virtual events may require pre-registration. Times listed are in ET.)
Explore Apple Retail -- Tuesday, April 21, 4 - 4:45 pm
Job Search Strategy for International Students --Wednesday, April 22,  9 - 10 am
Veritas Prep Charter Schools: Educator Info Session -- Wednesday, April 22, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
AAEE: Virtual Job Fair for Teachers -- Thursday, April 23, 1 - 5 pm
Peace Corps: International Education Programs -- Friday, April 24, 4 - 5 pm
Log into Handshake to View More Events
How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events
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Past issues of Career eNews
April 6 -- Networking
March 30 -- Job Search
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