Creative Fields: Late April Edition
June 9, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
From Jacki Banks, Arts, Media & Communication Advisor:
For some of you, this is a time of joyous celebration! (Finals are over; the cicadas are singing; and the days are hazy and lazy.)
For others, this is a time of nail-biting and hand-wringing, especially for those of you still looking for work.
Two things. 1) I promise you there are jobs out there, and 2) it is NOT uncommon for those of you in the arts, media and communication fields to still be on the hunt.
To help you secure that elusive opportunity, let’s dive into two wonderful resources at your fingertips: Handshake and LinkedIn.
Handshake. Check out the 500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now; 50+ Black-Owned and Led Companies for Students to Follow; 7 TV & Film Companies That are Hiring Students NOW. Psst, there are currently 12,716 jobs available on Handshake. Filter by employer industry and/or job function to find the fit for you.LinkedIn. It’s probably not a surprise, but, given what I do, I kinda live on LinkedIn. And you should, too, especially if you are on the job hunt.
- Get profile-perfect. If you haven’t done so already, make a LI profile. Better yet, check out what makes a solid LI profile.
- ABC — Always Be Connecting. According to Andrew Seaman, Senior Editor for Job Search & Careers at LinkedIn News, “A degree [is] the basic qualification needed to be considered for certain opportunities, however, the degree alone most often isn’t the sole factor in the door of any opportunity opening—it’s your network that will likely open the door of opportunity.” I know I have discussed this topic ad nauseam in past newsletters, so I’m just going to move along…
- What the research is saying. In a little known corner of LinkedIn lies LinkedIn’s Economic Graph. You can track labor market trends and, better yet, find out who is hiring.
- Pull out all the stops. Apart from actually applying to the jobs posted on LI, you can set job alerts and change your privacy settings to show recruiters you’re open to work.
Put aside a little time every day to focus on the job search – the same way you would focus on a class or do your homework. You will get there. You will.
Take care, Jacki
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