CareerShift is a powerful job search engine and includes thousands of opportunities, employers, and contacts. We have highlighted below several features and provided suggestions to maximize your experience with CareerShift.
CareerShift is found at the bottom of the Resources page within HireAggies.
Search thousands of opportunities from employer websites, published job listings, professional association sites, and other search engines. CareerShift does not pull job opportunities through Craig’s List or similar databases.
In using this tool to find opportunities, the keyword search is extremely important. Pay specific attention to what titles companies are using to describe their positions.
Using the My Contacts tab in CareerShift, you can find Former Students in a particular field beyond those who are listed in the online directory for The Association of Former Students. This section is searchable by person or by organization. If you are seeking a contact within a specific company with whom you can conduct an informational interview, you can search in the contacts section to find the appropriate individual.
Upload your resume and cover letter for easy online access. Use the online document editing tool that allows you to quickly edit saved documents for re-sending. If you need to change an address or revise your experiences/skills, CareerShift allows these edits to existing files within the system without having to upload a new document.
Set up email campaigns to follow-up on previous applications. As you apply for jobs and acquire contacts, you can add them to the My Contacts section in the system. Using a “campaign” you can send personalized mass emails (or print versions) of your resume and cover letter to your contacts.
Schedule reminders to follow up with potential employers. CareerShift will remind you to contact them via email. If you have a series of interviews coming up, CareerShift can remind you to prepare and conduct research beforehand.