Creative Opportunities Newsletter
April 08, 2022 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
After a couple of difficult years, it feels so good to say this: May 2022 grads, your job outlook seems pretty darn good. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “employers report that they plan to hire almost one-third (31.6%) more new college graduates from the Class of 2022 than they hired from the Class of 2021.” (See the “Article of the Week” for the report summary.)
Next newsletter, we’ll talk interview and salary. Fun, fun. Until then, on to the jobs!
Get Resume & Cover Letter Ready
- Check out our sample resume and cover letters.
- Come in for a drop-in or meet with one of our advisors.
- ResumeWorded is an online career platform that gives you instant tailored feedback on your resume and LinkedIn profile. It is excellent, and I like it alot.
Get Brand Ready: LinkedIn
- Follow LinkedIn’s Job Search Checklist “to attract employers, grow your professional skills, and connect to new job opportunities through a great LinkedIn profile.”
- Check out what skills you might need in your chosen industry or job function from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team. (Scroll down the page to “Explore the data.”)
- It’s not too late to learn a new skill FOR FREE courtesy of LinkedIn Learning. Courses you can find on LinkedIn Learning: Google Universal Analytics Training; Search Engine Optimization; Master Digital Marketing; GarageBand Essential Training; Illustrator 2021 Essential Training; Excel: PivotTables for Beginners (and SO MUCH MORE)
Where are other graduates with my major working?
We’ve long said that major doesn’t equal career. (Generally speaking, that is. If you want to be an accountant, probably a good idea to take lots of accounting classes!) To get a sense of the broad array of employers, industries and job functions available to you, check out post-graduation outcomes of previous graduates. Let’s look at our 2021 post-graduation outcomes report and filter for “English major.” What do you see? I see students who are working in a diverse set of industries – healthcare and internet & software to movies, journalism and management consulting. A strong liberal arts education gives you access to a variety of industries, job functions and employers.
General Job Resources
- Handshake: Top 100 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now
- LinkedIn Jobs
- Check out The 10 Best Job Search Websites of 2022 (new window) courtesy of The Balance
Industry-Specific Job Resources
Theatre: Playbill, NYFA Jobs, ArtSearch
Performers: Backstage (short-term opportunities)
Marketing: American Marketing Association (and local chapters, like AMA – DC)
Public Relations: Public Relations Society of America
Entertainment: EntertainmentCareers.net (NOTE! Use this as a resource to find open positions and then apply on the employer website – you will escape the fee that way!)
Museums: American Alliance of Museums
Fashion: Business of Fashion
Media and Creative Jobs: MediaBistro
Don’t forget USAJobs if you’re interested in positions with the federal government! (Government agencies need writers, editors, content creators, marketing specialists, etc.)
Short-Term Projects (when you are waiting for that full-time job offer)
- Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey are short-term, paid, professional projects open to all college students and recent graduates of U.S.-based institutions. From working directly with an entrepreneur to supporting a large enterprise, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different roles and company cultures as you gain valuable experience.
- Check out (new window)Best Sites to Find Gig Jobs courtesy of The Balance.
Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.
Job and internship opportunities can be found in a variety of places. Check out Handshake, Indeed, Idealist, LinkedIn, Google, company websites and professional associations. Do not limit your search, and make sure you set job alerts. And check out Hoya Gateway and LinkedIn for networking opportunities with Georgetown alumni.
Thank you notes that boost your network: tips and examples
Use these tips and sample notes (new window) to stand out in your job search and maintain your network.
Did you know Georgetown University is one of the top employers of Georgetown students post-graduation?
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COLLEGE HIRING SURGES WITH 31.6 % INCREASE
Almost 56% of respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update survey indicate that they will increase their college hire numbers and an additional 41% will maintain them.
Industry Advisor: Jacki Banks
New drop-in hours for spring semester!
Drop-ins will now be available from 9-10AM Tuesday through Friday, 1-2PM Monday through Friday, and 7-8PM Monday through Thursday every week.
Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Government, Nonprofit, and Education’.