Now that Spring Term is beginning, I want to make sure that employers can find me and I am proactively monitoring new job postings. What can I do to accomplish these recruiting goals?
Update Your Online Presence. Did you know that employers can do targeted searches in Career Central to find you? Make sure that your target employers can find you by updating your profile in Career Central with your career interests, work experiences, and contact information. Use these step-by-step instructions for updating your Career Center profile (note that while employers can search on your profile selections, they cannot see your full profile nor individual profile selections). Don’t forget to add an updated resume to Career Central and “star” it to make it the default resume that employers will see. This is also a great time to update your LinkedIn profile with industry projects you’ve completed and new skills or courses taken. You can review the MFin LinkedIn Resources on YourCDO for a roadmap of what to update. As highlighted in last week’s newsletter, you must accurately represent your Action Learning projects on your resume (resume guidelines here) and LinkedIn profile (LinkedIn guidelines here).
Create a Job Search Agent. Since new job opportunities are posted to and approved for the Job Board on a regular basis, a job search agent can be useful as you track positions that are of interest to you. Refer to these instructions to set up one or more job search agents in Career Central. We suggest setting up Job Search Agents and updating profile settings in other platforms you use as well, including Handshake. Handshake includes many job postings that are relevant to MFins (hedge funds, quant firms, bulge brackets, PE/VC, etc.) as well as relevant career and recruiting events hosted by employers who hire MFin students. Click here to learn how to save job searches and setup alerts in Handshake.
Understand the Unique Benefits of Career Central. Our Employer Relations & Recruiting (ER&R) team builds strong relationships with our employer partners, and those employers post jobs directly to Career Central to target MIT Sloan students specifically. Also, as an MIT Sloan student, you have direct access to notes entered by the ER&R team based on conversations with employers, giving you more insight into the recruiting process. Career Central also contains contact information for many of our employer recruiting contacts, equipping you for more productive follow up when necessary. Click here to learn about Career Central companies and recruiting contacts. While Career Central isn’t your only job search tool, it is curated for MIT Sloan students specifically and provides unique insight, access and knowledge that you won’t find on other career platforms. We strongly recommend that you complete your profile, add job search agents, and research companies to get the most out of this tool.
If you need to adjust your job search approach, want coaching on how best to implement your job search this spring, or just want to brainstorm new ideas for recruiting, please reach out your career advisor! We are here to support you and want you to feel prepared and confident going into the spring job market.