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Upcoming Opportunities to Learn from and Network with Hamilton Trustees

Hamilton Trustees are back on campus this week, March 3-5. One of their priorities when they return to "The Hill" is to spend time with students, including opportunities to talk with students about their career plans. Because of their extensive professional experience and networks, they may be in a position to advise you with your own career plans. Several formal opportunities have been scheduled to facilitate this interaction. Please plan on attending and taking advantage of their expertise.  More ...

LinkedIn is to Your Professional Life what Facebook is to your Personal Life

LinkedIn is the leading social network of professionals and companies. LinkedIn has over 85 million members in more than 200 countries, including executives from every Fortune 500 company.  More ...

Asking for Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation aren’t a golden ticket to your dream job, but they can set you apart from other candidates with equivalent experience and skills. Letters of recommendation “round out” your personality by providing information about your work style, motivation, and special qualities that only you can bring to the table.  More ...

It's no secret... Careers in Health Care are abundant and growing fast!

You know the obvious: MD, nurse, vet, dentist, etc. But what are other options? Healthcare Careers is a nifty site that enables you to search and identify health care options from a pool of 118 professions using criteria such as annual salary & years in school. Here are just a few...  More ...

How I Got My First Job: Alex Ossola '10

Hamilton was a wonderful outlet for me during my four years; I tried all sorts of new things, grew personally as well as intellectually, and somewhere along the line stumbled across what I hope to be my future career path. But at the beginning of my senior year, I decided that I wanted to spend several years right out of college helping others before helping myself.  More ...

Job Interview Tips from Hamilton Alumni

An interview serves as one of the most important interactions between you and your potential employer. In an interview, you stand in the spotlight. That means the interviewer is listening to every word you say, and even the best orator can make some potentially fatal flaws in his or her personal presentation. Just like after a first date, if you mess up an interview, there is a good chance the employer will not call you back.  More ...

U.S. News Announces The 50 Best Careers of 2011

There is a lot to consider when deciding on your dream job: Is the industry growing? Does the salary meet your needs? What is the reported job satisfaction? U.S. News has examined these factors and compiled a list of the top 50 careers in healthcare, technology, social services, business, creative and service industries. You can find the right position for you no matter what your career interests.  More ...

How I Used my School Breaks to Explore Careers

I’m really into making to-do lists and having clear plans. So when I finally admitted to myself last semester that I didn’t have any idea how to plan for my future career, I got a little nervous. I called the Career Center to make an appointment, hoping that I would be able to discuss my broad range of future career ideas with a counselor.  More ...

“Career as a Nurse Practitioner” with Corinne Bresee Smith '02

A career shadowing experience introduced Corinne to her dream job when she was a rising sophomore at Hamilton. Although the program she desired was not offered at a liberal arts college, Corinne was able to get on the fast-track to career success, and has been working as a nurse practitioner for five years.  More ...

9 Job Sites to Bookmark for Your Career

Ben Tomaszewski '10's own job search was successful thanks to connections he made in-person at ECCD - New York, where he was introduced to SmartBrief, his future employer. Ironically, SmartBrief is an organization that offers highly targeted online job boards to assist others with their job search process. Though interviewing and networking functions like ECCD can provide important opportunities, many job boards now offer additional resources and functionalities to job seekers. Here are nine of the top job sites, including SmartBrief, that boast valuable services beyond job postings.
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