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.
Alumni Career & Professional Development provides alumni with career resources for life, including career advising, career assessments, networking opportunities, identification of career advisors, career development workshops and events, and referrals for individual career coaching.
- Schedule a career advising session to help refresh and realign your career with your personal and professional goals.
- Email Alumni Career & Professional Development or call (508) 793-2418 with questions or to make an appointment.
The Center for Career Development provides career advising to recent graduates for the first 2 years after graduation. 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 Alumni Career & Professional 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 participate 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.
Designing a Career Action Plan
In this workshop we'll discuss the importance of treating your career like a research project. We will also dig into the variety of resources available to you as a Holy Cross graduate.
Revamping Your Resume and Cover Letter
Resumes and cover letters are as unique as the individuals who write them and the organizations who receive them. We'll use this workshop to discuss common techniques for producing documents that are unique to you and tailored toward the opportunities that you're targeting.
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.
Virtual Interview Skills
Join fellow Crusaders to practice how to best present yourself when interviewing virtually. In this interactive workshop we will talk about common interview questions, and discuss strategies for answering them with confidence in a virtual setting.
Online Career Resource Library
Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment
Strong Interest Inventory (Contact Alumni Career & Professional Development to take this assessment)
16 Personalities(similar to MBTI; free online version)
Jung Typology test(similar to MBTI; free online version)
Life Values Inventory
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)
College of the Holy Cross Alumni LinkedIn Group
Jobscan (Contact Alumni Career & Professional Development for a free membership)
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)
The Ladders (online job search service)
Life Reimagined (career transition/re-invention)
LiveCareer (online career guide)
The Muse (career finder and guidance)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*NET (occupational information and labor market research)
Vault (career intelligence and job search advice)
ZipRecruiter (job search)
Mission-Driven: College of the Holy Cross Alumni Podcast
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
TED WorkLife with Adam Grant
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
Coaching for Leaders
Side Hustle School