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Position yourself for career success. Find online resources covering everything from resume writing and interviewing tips to salary negotiation, managing a career transition, and more.

Career Advising

Alumni Career Development provides career resources for all alumni beginning 5 years after graduation, including career advising, career assessments, networking opportunities, identification of career advisors, career development workshops and events, and referrals for individual career coaching.  

The Center for Career Development provides career advising to recent graduates within 5 years of graduation, as schedules permit. Services to young alumni include individual career advising (in person or by phone), self-assessment, resumé review, and assistance in developing job search strategies. Please email Career Development if you would like to arrange a consultation.

Virtual Workshops

Virtual Alumni Career Development workshops offer alumni the opportunity to engage with fellow graduates from the comfort of their own home or workplace.  Just like in traditional workshops, you will be asked to "show up" with your camera and microphone on, ready to speak in large and small group discussions.  These highly interactive virtual workshops utilize Zoom meeting software, and require audio and video connectivity in order to participate.  Size is limited to 50 people.

Visit the Alumni Events Calendar for the dates of upcoming sessions.

Creating Career Clarity

Join this interactive, virtual workshop and reflect on your past in order to set a clear path for your future. Through a combination of self-reflection, small and large group discussions, you will gain insight into who you are as a professional today and what you want out of your career tomorrow. Invest in yourself, and rediscover the unique story that makes you who you are.

Navigating Your Network

Join fellow Crusaders in determining how best to navigate your network and build new connections virtually.  In this workshop you will look at all of your social networks as opportunities for professional connection. Through a combination of self-reflection, small and large group discussions, you will gain insight into how you want to grow your network and hone an authentic message that connects with others.  Add a little Purple to your network, and feel the power of the HC community at work.

Online Career Resource Library

Career Webinars

Visit the Alumni Career Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and access previous recordings

Skill Development

Dale Carnegie Live Online Training
LinkedIn Learning

Suggested Podcasts

Mission-Driven: College of the Holy Cross Alumni Podcast
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
TED WorkLife with Adam Grant
HBR IdeaCast 
Dear HBR: Advice for workplace dilemmas 
Women at Work 
How I Built This 
The Reboot Podcast 
Don't Keep Your Day Job 
Secrets of the Most Productive People
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes 
The Daily Boost | Motivation To Help You Clarify Your Purpose 
Good Life Project 
Career Tools 
Coaching for Leaders
Side Hustle School 

Salary Resources

Equal Pay Negotiations (Run by a Holy Cross alumna)
Get That Raise
Glassdoor Salaries
LinkedIn Salary
PayScale Salary
The Salary Project
ZipRecruiter Salaries

Career Assessments

16 Personalities(similar to MBTI; free online version)
Jung Typology test(similar to MBTI; free online version)
Life Values Inventory suite of four different tests, some free and some paid)
The MAPP™ Career Assessment Test(comprehensive career assessment; free sample, paid for full results)
Career Strengths Test(collection of activities to test strength in a variety of different skills; free)
StrengthsQuest(a test to determine your strengths, and how you can use them to better your career; paid)
Self-Directed Search(determine three "types" that best fit you, receive a list of careers that tend to fit people with a mix of those types; paid)
My Next Move O*NET Interests Profiler(uses method similar to Self-Directed Search to identify where your career interest lie; free)
The Big Five Personality Test (learn more about how you work and relate to others; free)

Career Coaching

International Coach Federation
Mission Collaborative

Career Websites

College of the Holy Cross Alumni LinkedIn Group
Back to Business  (information on a range of career transition situations)
Career Cornerstone Center (career options for more 185 STEM degree fields)
Career Path International (career and international education consulting)
ClearlyNext (coach-supported career program)
Creative Circle  (advertising, marketing, creative digital and interactive freelance and full-time positions)
Ellevate Network (global professional women's network)
EOP Diversity and Inclusion Career Center 
Glassdoor (jobs and recruiting website)
Health Career Center  
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Idealist (volunteer & non-profit job search website)
JobHero (job search blog)
The Ladders (online job search service)
Life Reimagined (career transition/re-invention)
LiveCareer  (online career guide)
The Muse (career finder and guidance)
National Career Development Association (NCDA) (directory of credentialed career counselors)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*NET (occupational information and labor market research)
Vault  (career intelligence and job search advice)
ZipRecruiter (job search)

Career Websites for Re-Entering the Workforce

Path Forward 
ReBoot Accel 
Working Mother

Career Websites for Job-Searching After 50

AARP Work & Jobs
Next Avenue


Contact Maura Sweeney '07, Director of Alumni Career Development at or 508-793-2418.