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Job Search Resources

Job Search Resources for Aggies

The following resources provide valuable insights, connection points and development opportunities as you navigate your internship and job search.

Texas A&M University Career Center Job Search Guide

To access the Job Search Guide:

  • Log into HireAggies using your NetID
  • Select Current Students
  • Select 2016-2017 Career Guide under the Quick Links menu

You can also find resume, CV, cover letter and other templates under the Job Search Strategy section.

HireAggies

To access HireAggies:

  • Log into HireAggies using your NetID
  • Select Current Students
  • Access HireAggies under the Quick Links menu.

You’ll see internship and full-time opportunities under the Jobs tab. Conduct an advanced search or enter a keyword.

You can create search agents and select favorite employers to receive automatic updates.

If you see an opportunity of interest that matches your skills and experience but you are listed as not qualified in HireAggies, contact Jessica Newcomb for assistance.

Career Search Tools

CareerShift

CareerShift is a powerful job search engine and includes thousands of opportunities, employers, and contacts.

This tool can help you generate your list of target companies and often provides email addresses and phone numbers for contacts.

To access CareerShift:

  • Log into HireAggies using your NetID
  • Select Current Students
  • Select Access HireAggies under the Quick Links menu
  • When logged into HireAggies, look for the Jump To menu on the bottom right

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal allows students to pursue a global career and is helpful for any job seeker wanting to cross a border – whether to another city, state or country.

Through this tool, you can find job search resources, hiring trends, industry overviews, visa regulations and interview tips. There is also a NGO/Nonprofit search feature through Idealist.org.

International students will find information related to companies who have sponsored H-1B visas in the previous year, including the title, location and salary.

Search by large metropolitan areas in the United States or find information about 40 countries. City and country career guides provide 100-plus pages of in-depth job and internship search advice from experts around the globe.

To access GoinGlobal:

  • Log into HireAggies using your NetID
  • Select Current Students
  • Select Access HireAggies under the Quick Links menu
  • When logged into HireAggies, look for the Jump To menu on the bottom right

Public Health job analysis tools

O*Net

O*Net is maintained by the Employment and Training Administration division of the United States Department of Labor. It is a valuable tool for career exploration and job analysis that goes well beyond tasks, activities and requirements of various occupations to include descriptions of work environments, styles and values.

You can use O*Net to get detailed information about salary and employment trends, work activities, required knowledge/skills/abilities and example job titles.

Public Health Occupations Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information about job duties, education and training, salary and outlook for public health occupations.

Career Tools for Graduate Students

Practicum Experience Management System

All MPH and MHA students are required to complete a practicum experience as part of their curriculum. The practicum provides an opportunity for students to apply concepts, strategies, and tools acquired throughout the course of their classroom studies.

PEMS is your hub of information related to gaining approval for your practicum. Look here to find the Practicum Experience Manual and required forms.

The Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD allows students to see real-life examples of resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs real jobs.

This tool also offers a job board and virtual panel events and discussion forums with PhDs in great careers.

To access The Versatile PhD:

  • Log into HireAggies using your NetID
  • Select Current Students
  • Select Access HireAggies under the Quick Links menu
  • When logged into HireAggies, look for the Shortcuts menu on the top right

How to use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social network specifically designed for career and business professionals to connect. LinkedIn can be a vital tool for students to learn about and connect with potential employers, and to develop a professional network.

Create or update your LinkedIn profile today, and take advantage of the following features:

  • Search Alerts: Using search alerts, you can get notifications and updates to a saved search via email or shared with you on LinkedIn. Use advanced search filters to narrow down opportunities by industry, location, experience level and more. Once your filtered search is set, simply create the alert.
  • Preferences: Privately let recruiters know you’re seeking by flipping a switch on your LinkedIn profile. It’s called  Open Candidates. Open Candidates is accessible from the “ Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page. Update your career interests to more frequently appear in recruiters’ search results.
  • Salary Information: LinkedIn gives you salary insights about specific companies so when the time comes to negotiate, you’re ready.
  • Alumni Connections: Connect with former students of Texas A&M (and other institutions) through the LinkedIn Alumni tool. Simply search for Texas A&M University and select “see alumni” to get started. MENTORSHIP LinkedIn launched Career Advice to connect members across the LinkedIn network with one another for lightweight mentorship opportunities.