LinkedIn or Out?

UCR Alumni Career Services envisions supporting every UCR Alumnus to excel in both their job search and in their ongoing careers. To that end you’ll find best practices in this blog to help you land that job, nail that interview and move on up.

simple art of linkedinLinkedIn? Or Out? Online branding and networking are key to a successful job search. Sign up for our webinar The Simple Art of LinkedIn by expert speaker and author Joseph Nathaniel Lewis, to learn how to build your online career brand using LinkedIn. Also, make sure to connect with your alumni career network through our Alumni LinkedIn Group




start up of youOwn your career brand. If you’re not managing your own professional image, someone else is. People are constantly observing behavior (whether online or in person) and forming theories as to your competence and commitment. Own what others say and think of you by learning our career branding best practices. Our library of webinars such as 5 Steps to Your Professional Brand or Ben Casnocha’s (the founder of LinkedIn) The Start Up of You is a great place to start.



Your Career Questions Answered

“I just graduated and have sent out hundreds of job applications but heard nothing. Any advice?”

The application is the first step, not the only step. Look for ways to make a live connection. Cross check LinkedIn and search for people to whom you might be mutually connected. Don’t forget UCR alumni who might respond favorably to a quick message such as, “I’m a new UCR grad who has applied to your company. Might you spare 10 minutes to talk with me about what it is like to work there?” Go to live events. Many millennials who are savvy online, neglect face-to-face events. Remember, nothing beats in-person interaction to find that internal booster.

Hire a Highlander. Use your alumni network to help your organization in their hiring processes. Email with a brief job description and link to the job application Then we’ll post the description on the UCR Alumni Association LinkedIn Group which reaches over 7,000 UCR alumni and in our other social media platforms.

Alumni in the News

Brittani Daniels ’12 recently created a startup called Spoonie Essentials Box, a monthly subscription care package for the chronically ill. Way to go Brittani, in your career, as well as in helping others! Our alumni are doing great work all over the world- let us know about your career successes, so that we can celebrate with you.


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