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Highlights

Alumni Career Services Spotlight
  1. 3 Ways to Sabotage Your LinkedIn Presence
  2. Between the Pages: An Evening with Eight Authors
  3. Pardot Recruiting Mixer
Jobs and Internships
  1. Full-Time Positions
  2. Scientific Games is Hiring
  3. Government & Nonprofit
  4. Featured video on Interviewing

Alumni Career Services Spotlight

3 Ways to Sabotage Your LinkedIn Presence

1. Don't use it.
While lots of folks have a LinkedIn profile, not all use it on a regular basis. But what does regular basis mean? For my personal use of LinkedIn, I log in almost every weekday. I read articles, accept connections, and stay active through commenting or liking posts. I would consider this a regular use, yet not particularly proactive. You can always do more. Look for interest-specific groups and read discussions. Start your own discussion. Publish a post. Reach out to individuals with whom you share interests or would like to learn from. Just keep in mind that every post or interaction should remain professional.

2. Send the generic LinkedIn connection request.
This is very important. Do not send the generic LinkedIn connection request message that reads, "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." Instead of using this message, give a quick reference to how that person may know you or what you hope to learn from him or her.

For example, you might say:
Dear Mr. Sims,
I am a fellow Biology graduate of UGA hoping to enter the medical research field. I noticed on your profile that you are in the medical research industry, and I would love the opportunity to connect and learn more about your career path. I look forward to hearing more about this exciting field!
Thanks,
Bethany Bagley
OR
Dear Ms. Hope,
I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday on leadership for the UGA Career Center. I found it both insightful and helpful in considering how I would like to lead in the future. I would love to stay connected with you and continue the conversation on leadership.
Best,
Bethany Bagley

3. Use an unprofessional picture for your LinkedIn head shot.
Let's face it, whether we like it or not, LinkedIn users make snap judgements of others based on the profile picture alone. While there are some biases we have no control over, we DO have control over the quality of the picture we use. Here are 3 points to consider.
  1. QUALITY. While you do not need to spend a lot of money on a photographer, you do need to make sure it is a quality photograph. For my professional head shot, I used Card Services at UGA, and I have a colleague that used a drugstore's passport picture service. These are all easy fixes that cost less than $20.
  2. REPRESENTATION. This is the opportunity for others to see you as a professional, so please take the time to look your best. Ladies, you should wear minimal jewelry and wear an appropriate amount of makeup that is not distracting. I would also suggest wearing professional attire. Men, you should make sure that you are clean shaven or that your beard/mustache is appropriately groomed. I also suggest wearing professional attire.
  3. BACKGROUND. I think that the best LinkedIn profile pictures are those that are only a head shot of the person. I have seen trees, buildings, flowers, and other background objects in user's pictures which can be completely fine. However, keep in mind that people can become distracted by objects in your picture. The less distractions, the better.

**For more LinkedIn Do's and Don'ts: http://linkd.in/1nZUGot

Between the Pages: An Evening with Eight Authors

Thursday, Aug. 14th, 6pm

3405 Lenox Rd NE

Atlanta, GA

Aspiring writers and book lovers unite! The UGA Alumni Association Multicultural Programs invites you to participate as eight UGA alumni authors take us 'between the pages' of their books as they speak about their journeys and lessons learned. With topics including religion, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, anthologies, health and business, they have all of your interests covered!
For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1nEDwmc

Pardot Recruiting Mixer

Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30-8pm

273 Buckhead Ave NE

Atlanta, GA

Pardot is looking for strong developers and managers. Interested in working for the Best Place to Work in Atlanta and Forbes' Most Innovative Company? We're holding a mixer next Wednesday at Fado's. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1xcQDKY

Jobs and Internships

Full-Time Positions

(This is just a few of the 600+ listings, Log into DAWGLink to apply!)

DAWGLink #53970, Underwriting Assistant

RSUI Group, Inc.

DAWGLink #54299, Financial Analyst
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.- Georgia Plant
DAWGLink #53401, Software Developer
Concept Software & Services Inc.
DAWGLink #54105, Account Coordinator

WUVG-TV/ UNIVISION ATLANTA

DAWGLink #53701, eLearning Developer
Pardot, A Salesforce.com Company
DAWGLink #
54159, Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual-Maryland

DAWGLink #54045, Marketing Manager
Meredith Corporation: CBSAtlanta

DAWGLink #53249, Microbiologist I

Exela Pharma Sciences


Additional postings:

Scientific Games is hiring- see below.

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GOVERNMENT & NONPROFIT

Check out Go Government for information about federal jobs, internships, and government resources.

For Non-Profit news and opportunities, visit Opportunity Knocks and Idealist!



CALL TO SERVE CAREER GUIDES

Are you interested in pursuing a career with the federal government? Need information and resources to provide the best advice and strategies for success for your particular areas of interest? The Partnership for Public Service’s Go Government career guides are now online and a great resource for students to see how their major could translate into a job in the federal government.

To make an appointment:

Appointments can be conducted by phone or in person in the Atlanta Alumni Center office. To make an appointment, call the UGA Career Center front desk at 706-542-3375.

Featured Video

Getting past the resume and cover letter review but not past the interview? This video can help improve your interviewing skills by focusing on the basics.
The Basics of Interviewing

DISCLAIMERS

* All University of Georgia Career Center sponsored events are for UGA students and alumni only.

* The Career Center is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities and will provide accommodations if notified in advance. To request accommodations please contact us at 706-542-3375.

* To help ensure a pleasant & productive environment for all participants, please follow these guidelines:

1. Respect all participants (employers, job seekers, & staff).

2. Appropriate attire is required and is determined by event. Some events require Professional or Business Attire.

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