What is CareerBeam?
CareerBeam is a comprehensive, 24/7, user-friendly program that helps you determine what you want in your career and offers the steps to achieve it. It is a self-paced process to help you clarify your career goals, develop a professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, develop a network, and implement a strategic career search.
CareerBeam can help you:
• Identify professional direction and explore careers through career assessments
• Create your resume
• Write a cover letter
• Prepare for an interview
• Generate a network and develop a list of networking questions
• Organize, manage, and implement your job search
• Research and find domestic and international companies and recruiters
So you have taken the assessment…now what?
CareerBeam will provide you a list of careers that you may have not previously considered. Review and consider each career and start a list of careers that interest you. For the careers that you do not know enough about to make an informed decision, use the resources below to locate and read more about the careers.
LEARN ABOUT THE CAREER
- A fun and efficient way to explore careers! Similar in nature to YouTube.
- Discover career fields you did not even know existed and learn what it takes to get there.
- Save your favorites to help guide your college and/ or career discussions with your parents and/or school educators.
- Use the advice to further educate yourself on your favorite careers, complete pre-requisites, and pursue job openings.
- Watch interviews with real people in the career field on CandidCareer
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Free PDF download)
- Academic Invest
- Federal jobs by college major
- Checkout a career book from the Career Services Resource Room
TALK ABOUT THE CAREER
- Use your web of networks to contact a professional in your career field of interest.
- Meet with the faculty in your major to discuss options.
- Contact UMW alumni who are in your field of interest through LinkedIn Eagle Connections.
- Attend an alumni networking event on campus
EXPERIENCE THE CAREER
- Apply for an internship, either for academic credit or for the experience, and try the career out for a semester.
- Review the list of Externship Sponsors located in the Career Services Resource Room.
- Locate volunteer opportunities within your field of interest.