Job Search Tools
YOUR CAREER Search Toolkit
This packet includes skill building handouts on the resume, cover letter, thank you note, informational interviewing, job shadowing, interviewing, sample networking scripts, and guides to using Experience, and finding an internship.
Below are guides relating to resumes, the key elements of presenting yourself to an employer, embarking on graduate school, general career-related activities and protocol. These guides are available in Adobe PDF fomat
Arts Resume--tips on crafting a resume focusing on the arts
The Graduate School Application--tips from Susan Snively, writing counselor, on writing the graduate school essay.
Job Shadowing--general tips on shadowing in the workplace, with special emphasis on the healthcare field.
Online Search Tools
This section has employment opportunities, leads, research resources, and guides about how to negotiate the world of work. If you have questions about how to use any of these, please stop in any afternoon--a PCA will be happy to talk with you. And don't forget to check out the extensive links categorized by field and region.
A broad database of over 2 million companies nationwide that can be selected by location, industry, size and by a specialized keyword search.
CURRENT JOBS FOR GRADUATES Current listings in performing arts, education, writing, and other fields. Contact the Career Center for login information.
OneWire Finance is the leading online Career Management Tool that creates precise connections between individuals and opportunities. The world’s top financial services firms current using OneWire to hire candidates for open positions.
Opportunities in Public Affairs is the #1 source of Capitol Hill jobs, legislative jobs, and public affairs and public relations jobs in the Washington, DC area. We make job hunting easier for you by collecting all the good jobs and putting them in one easy-to-use format. Login with amherst as username and career as password.
How to upload an unofficial transcript to Experience:
- Go to Amherst's unofficial transcript page and log in
- Copy the data on the screen and paste it into a MSWord document, then save to your desktop
- Document must be in Word (or Rich Text format) for Experience
- You can clean up the formatting after it's in Word
- Upload this Word (or RTF) doc into Experience; use the "Other" category in the "Select The Document Type To Upload" list
- Virtually all organizations that ask for transcripts will want to see an official at some time in the process, but not for the first stage
Interfolio is a secure, web-based tool that allows people to store, manage and send electronic and print files. It offers individuals one central place to store their most important documents, while also providing the means to distribute these materials to any institution.
SuccessHawk is the one-stop service that provides everything you need to plan and conduct your successful job search with an emphasis on networking. It allows you to manage contacts, schedule actions, and network professionally.