Class of 2021, we are proud of you and the hard work and dedication it took to get here!
We know that the current job market is challenging. The good news is that there are plenty of actions you can take to increase your appeal to organizations that are hiring.
Even if employers aren’t hiring for your ideal job right now, you can work on your resume writing, networking, and interviewing skills so that, as the economy strengthens, you’ll be a stronger candidate. We’ve put together a variety of resources and ideas to help.
We’re Here for You!
Even after you have graduated, the University Career Center will continue supporting your career success:
- All of our services, including 1:1 appointments with our career readiness coaches, will continue to be available to you free of charge for the next year.
- As a UO graduate, you will have lifetime access to Handshake — our portal to jobs, internships, and career information.
All you need to do is contact us at 541-346-3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you to resources and support.
Before jumping in, it can help to stop for a moment, and think critically about how you want to move forward to create a plan. Now is the time to adapt to the changing market. Being flexible and open to new opportunities will help you in the long run and set you up for success. Don’t forget, there are many coaches, advisors, mentors, teachers, and friends at the University of Oregon ready to help. Reach out; we are here for you.
So what can you do right now? We encourage you to use this time to work on your job search mechanics. Seek out help with your resume. Do practice virtual interviews. Seek out advice from alumni or others working in your industry of interest. Please note that Linked In Learning is only available to you while you are an enrolled student.
Resources for Long-Term Success
Graduation brings with it many opportunities to learn and grow as a person. For long-term success, think about how you’ll take care of all the parts of you. Spend time learning to budget. Continue to grow your skills and become a life-long learner. Think about creative ways to earn income. Learn negotiation skills; they come in handy!