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Career Network: New Utilities, New Events

CareerBeam

You've heard about new services coming from the growing Career Network, and the first of several has arrived: CareerBeam.

CareerBeam is an online dashboard encompassing all of the steps in managing an effective career search. Alumni Relations and the undergraduate Career Services office have teamed up to provide the third-party utility for free to alumni and current students, all of whom can register for an account and begin organizing and researching right away.

Here are a handful of CareerBeam's features:

  • Job Triggers: You tell CareerBeam what job listings or opportunities would be appropriate for you, and you get notified when they come up
  • Company Intelligence: Learn about the companies you're after before you initiate contact. Track their performance and your interactions with them
  • Industry Research Database: Follow the trends and tendencies in your potential area(s) of work to keep the edge on the competition

Visit the CareerBeam page on our website to learn more and get started.

Career Network Events & Activities

Job Search 2.0 Webinar Series

Option 1: April 17, 2009

Option 2: April 29, 2009

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogging: 70 percent of job recruiters now claim that they use these social media tools exclusively to find candidates to fill positions.

Are you making the most of social media to navigate this tight job market?

The Job Search 2.0 webinar series will give you tangible, high-level expertise with these social media tools. It's no longer just about what they are: Active job seekers must now know how to leverage them effectively.

We'll take some of the unknowns out of the process.

Check out The Compass for additional information and to register for a webinar:

[April 17 Webinar Event Details]

[April 29 Webinar Event Details]

Celebrate Willamette Women!

April 23, 2009

The Willamette University Alumni Career Network and Willamette University MBA are pleased to invite you and a guest to an exclusive reception in Portland prior to the Women in Business Expo.

Network, celebrate and learn about the unique opportunities available for women affiliated with Willamette University. The evening also launches the Oregon Women MBAs, a professional chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs.

Entertainment and hors d' oeuvres will be provided.

[Event Details]

Call for Nominations: You're Doing What With Your Degree?

Last year's "You're Doing What With Your Degree?" award program was one of our most popular ever. This year we're optimistic for a repeat -- but we need your help.

The now-annual nomination process, which showcases Willamette alumni who have made their way into unusual or interesting professions (liberal arts graduates are good at that), is shaped by contributions from you. Do you know of an alumnus who would be a good fit?

Nominate someone online

Just fill out the online nomination form (above) and your contribution will be considered as the Career Network selects this year's winners. Be as specific and detailed as possible -- we want to know just why you think your nominee deserves the award!

We'll ask you to help us once more by submitting your vote for your favorite nominee. Stay tuned for more information -- but don't forget to make a nomination first!