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CareerConnect: Career Tools

Whether you're hunting for your first job out of college, considering a career change or starting an entrepreneurial venture, CareerConnect has career tools designed for each stage of your professional life.

Looking for a new job? Whether you're new to the job market or returning after a break, explore these alumni resources to get your job search off to a great start:

Search for Jobs & Internships

Get connected - build your professional network

  • Connect with alumni via the Alumni Network
    See a job or company you're interested in? Search the alumni directory to find alums with similar industry or company interests, then reach out and get connected.
  • Join the alumni-only LinkedIn group
    Enjoy all the features of LinkedIn within the Stanford community. Become a member of the Stanford University Alumni LinkedIn group. Reach out to ask questions, comment, or read job news while building your personal brand.
  • Share expertise with Stanford alumni
    Visit our alumni-only career-related groups to showcase your experience to Stanford alumni. Start a new group or discussion based on the latest industry news or your area of expertise. Or simply seek advice from other job seekers and share your job hunting experiences. Go to the CareerConnect homepage, and click on the "Groups" tab under "Jumpstart your career"
  • Join a Stanford Alumni Club
    Network with alumni via a variety of virtual and local events by becoming a member of a Stanford Alumni Club.
  • Join additional career conversations online
    Ask questions, comment or share content via our career-related social media. Discuss the latest Stanford Alumni Association career news on LinkedIn, fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and use the Twitter hashtag #HireStanford to find updates on job listings from the Stanford Alumni Jobs & Internships Board.

Research and prepare

  • Update your professional profile
    Take control of your image and profile within the important and influential Stanford community. Keep your alumni profile—and your LinkedIn profile—current and accurate for potential employers and professional connections.
  • Sign up for a Stanford Alumni Association email address
    An alumni email address with Stanford in the title highlights your affiliation with Stanford and acts as a portable aspect of your resume to help you stand out in the crowd.
  • Explore CareerBeam, a virtual career center
    Create polished resumes and cover letters--or review interviewing tips--at CareerBeam, the virtual career center offered for free to Stanford alumni courtesy of the Stanford Alumni Association.
  • Review networking tips
    Both the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the BEAM, Stanford Career Education offer additional networking and informational interviewing guides.
  • Create an effective resume
    Additional information about resume writing is available from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the BEAM, Stanford Career Education.
  • Perform industry research with our databases
    Perform targeted industry or business searches across all of your most-trusted national and international publications--including free trade journals--24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world via our databases.
  • Review external resources
    In addition to using the career resources provided to you by Stanford, try external preparatory resources such as WetFeet or The Vault to find salary information, negotiation techniques, or interviewing tips.

Mid-career? Starting a new career? Or are you simply thinking it might be time for a change? Begin exploring with these alumni resources:

Research a change

Get connected - share expertise, advice, and support

  • Connect with alumni via the Alumni Network
    Interested in a new field? Search the alumni directory to find alums with similar industry interests, at a company of interest, or in your targeted geographical area, then reach out and get connected.
  • Join the alumni-only LinkedIn group
    Enjoy all the features of LinkedIn within the Stanford community as a member of the Stanford University Alumni LinkedIn group. Reach out to ask questions, comment, or read career news while researching a career change.
  • Join a Stanford Alumni Club
    Network with alumni in a variety of virtual and local activities by becoming a member of a Stanford Alumni Club.
  • Start a group or discussion
    Visit our alumni-only career-related groups to gather and share professional information. Start a new group or discussion based on the latest industry news or your area of interest. Seek advice from other alumni who are processing a career change.
  • Join additional career conversations online
    Ask questions, comment or share content via our career-related social media. Discuss the latest Stanford Alumni Association career news on LinkedIn, fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and use the Twitter hashtag #HireStanford to find updates on job listings from the Stanford Alumni Jobs & Internships Board.

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Get connected and collaborate - share expertise, advice, and support

  • Connect with alumni via the Alumni Network
    See a job or company you're interested in? Search the alumni directory to find alums with similar industry or company interests, then reach out and get connected.
  • Join the alumni-only LinkedIn group
    Enjoy all the features of LinkedIn within the Stanford community. Become a member of the Stanford University Alumni LinkedIn group. Reach out to ask questions, comment or read job news while building your personal brand.
  • Join additional career conversations online
    Ask questions, comment or share content via our career-related social media. Discuss the latest Stanford Alumni Association career news on LinkedIn, fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and use the Twitter hashtag #HireStanford to find updates on job listings from the Stanford Alumni Jobs & Internships Board.
  • Share expertise with Stanford alumni
    Visit our alumni-only career-related groups to showcase your experience to Stanford alumni. Start a new group or discussion based on the latest industry news or your area of expertise. Or simply seek advice from other job seekers and share your job hunting experiences.
  • Join a Stanford Alumni Club
    Network with alumni via a variety of virtual and local events by becoming a member of a Stanford Alumni Club.

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