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Online Professional Networking Tips

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This week is officially "neworking week" for the Hendrix Job Blog.  CareerJournal has some great tips for networking professionally online using tools such as LinkedIn.  We've been using LinkedIn for well over a year now and recently received a job post for students via an alum through the network - so it really can be a valuable tool.  Check out the article and the related links as well. 

 

Networking Events

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Roby Brock's BizBlog has the scoop on some great events scheduled for this month.  Click here for all the information and details. Take advantage of events like these!

Opportunity of the Week 9/7

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Hendrix Alum Juli Burrow Goss is looking for candidates to fill three Americorps positions with Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County. The position title is construction crew leader and there are some great benefits available including health care, student loan forbearance, education and housing allowances and more.  The position requires a 10 1/2 month commitment. If you are intersted, check all all the info and contact Juli via Jobline. 

Job Satisfaction and Career Planning

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The Labor Day weekend is always a prime time for career and employment news items.  Particularly interesting are reports regarding the University of Chicago’s most recent studies related to job satisfaction.  Here are a few highlights and career services observations:

  1.   Workers in South Central states (including Arkansas) were most satisfied with their jobs.  (Factor geography into your career planning)
  2. People working in helping or creative professions expressed high job satisfaction ratings.  (Consider working with a non-profit or pursuing your artistic ambitions)
  3. Job satisfaction increases with age.
     (Your first job may not be perfect, that’s ok, your career path is a progressive journey)
  4. Job satisfaction increases with education-those with graduate degrees reported the highest ratings.  (Strongly consider graduate school-the rewards go beyond earnings potential)