5 ways for seniors to job search right now
5 ways for seniors to job search right now
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Career News
April 13, 2020
Greetings from the Tufts Career Center
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Resiliency Resource of the Week: Create Your Own Wellness Strategy
What do you need to do to be at your best during this difficult time? Consider these 5 wellness categories:
Think about the ones that need attention and create small goals for yourself, e.g., walk 2x a day, arrange extra video chats with friends & family, drink more water, or find time to sit quietly and reflect. 
6 Things to Do When You're Stressed Out
Check Out These Tufts Chaplaincy Meditation & Reflection Opportunities
Job Search During a Crisis -- Adapt Your Strategies 
Many tried-and-true job search tactics will remain the same during a crisis, while other strategies will need modification. Check out this article for ways to fine-tune your methods.
5 Ways for Seniors to Job Search Right Now
Here's Who's Hiring Right Now from LinkedIn
Strengthen Your Resume & Cover Letters
In past messages, we’ve talked about the importance of understanding what is happening with the employers that interest you, and your self-marketing materials should reflect that awareness.
Your willingness to go above and beyond in customizing your documents will help you stand out, both now and throughout your career journey.
  • Guidance for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More: Visit our site for information about content and formatting for a variety of self-marketing documents.
  • Customize Your Resume Sections: These examples demonstrate the variety of ways you can adapt summary, education, experience, skills, and project sections to align your background with an employer’s needs.
  • Learn About Online Portfolios: It is becoming increasingly common for artists, engineers, designers, computer scientists, and others to have online portfolios to showcase their work. Visit this page to learn more!
Check Out Sample Documents
As you view these samples, try to think about the different ways that students have adapted their documents to tell a particular story.
The majors or minors aren’t important. Instead take a quick scan through ALL the documents to see how they've used tailored experience sections, skills listings, and more to highlight their competences. Have they mentioned relevant courses and projects? How have they included campus involvement and leadership roles? Think about which strategies best fit your background.
Resume Samples
Cover Letter Samples
Resume & Cover Letter Checklists -- Have You Done These Things?
FAQs from Students 
Each week, we'll answer FAQs related to our featured career topic. Here are this week's questions:
Is it worth submitting a cover letter with my job application? I've heard no one reads them.
What's the best way to tailor a cover letter? Is it okay to use a template and swap one employer name for another?
Upcoming Virtual Career Events 
(Please note: These virtual events may require pre-registration.)
City Year Info Session -- Tuesday, April 14, 2 - 3 pm
The Literacy Lab Info Webinar -- Tuesday, April 14, 5 - 5:30 pm
HubSpot: Grow Your Sales Career After BDR -- Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Job Search for Challenging Times -- Wednesday, April 15, 1 - 2 pm
AmeriCorps Fellowship Info Session -- Wednesday, April 15, 1:30 - 2:15 pm
NIKE//Unlocked -- Wednesday, April 15, 3 - 4 pm
TRINITY Life Sciences Info Session -- Wednesday, April 15, 5 - 6 pm
AmeriCorps VISTA Coffee Chats -- Thursday, April 16, 3:30 - 5 pm
Fidelity Investments: Fixed Income Advising -- Thursday, April 16, 3 - 4 pm
YouTube: UX Design@Tufts -- Thursday, April 16, 6 - 7 pm
Fulbright Friday -- Friday, April 17, 4 - 5 pm
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How to Impress Employers at Virtual Events
Some Good News (SGN) Episode 2 is here!
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Past issues of Career eNews
April 6 -- Networking
March 30 -- Job Search
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