The new online mentoring and networking community, the Mentor Marketplace, allows you to easily engage in professional interactions and volunteer for meaningful mentor opportunities exclusive to the Bentley community. The Mentor Marketplace allows you to create a profile that includes academic and career information (similar to LinkedIn) and enables you to customize how you would like to participate in the network. Perhaps you would like to help students with their resumes or conduct informational interviews, or you’d like to connect with an accomplished professional in your field – the Mentor Marketplace has you covered!
In addition to mentoring opportunities, you can easily connect with Falcons in similar industries. Within the Mentor Marketplace, you can join various affinity groups to converse, share interesting content, and ask questions of group members.
To sign-up for the Mentor Marketplace, visit mentor.bentley.edu and request an account. We recommend accessing the platform from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Once your account is approved, you’ll receive an email invitation from CampusTap to complete your profile.
Fast Track Job Search Group
Are you actively looking for a new job? Wish you had a group to keep you focused, motivated and accountable? Wish you could troubleshoot issues you encounter with others? Wish you knew exactly what to do?
If so, our Fast Track Job Search Group is for you!
Open to all Bentley alumni who are currently unemployed and actively searching for a new position, this group meets weekly on campus to provide accountability and motivation in a team environment. All members will:
Set and track activity goals using a customized spreadsheet
Report progress and trouble-shoot issues with the group
Proactively plan to overcome barriers
Receive coaching with the group facilitator and career coach as well as group members
Receive emails with notice of jobs that have been recently posted on Alumni Job Board by Bentley staff
The group meets on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am at Bentley. It is free for alumni. Please register at email@example.com
Alumni have exclusive, free access to a monthly webinar series featuring career management strategies. The nation's top career authors and experts share tips, tools and best practices you can use to manage your career and job searches. Create an account on the site to browse the archives, and join monthly live webinars on the first Wednesday of every month.
Alumni Career Services has a host of helpful "News You Can Use" mini videos on the latest career technology, including the tips about using and maximizing LinkedIn for networking and job sourcing. Take a look.
CareerLeader™ is a recognized industry-leading business career self-assessment tool, used by over 200 top business schools to assist their undergraduate/graduate students and alumni discover their career interests, motives, and abilities. After completing the self-assessments and exploring the resulting recommended career paths, you can schedule an appointment to meet with the Alumni Career Adviser to incorporate these results into your career strategy and action plan. A virtual tour is available before purchase (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the password to receive Bentley Alumni $20 discount).
Interviewing Software Now Available - Free of Charge
Most people find interviews difficult or stressful. InterviewStream is a leading, interactive software tool that makes it easy to practice and re-practice your answers to today's most common and most difficult interview questions. Alumni Career Services is pleased to announce that InterviewStream is now available free of charge to all of our alumni.
To get you started, the Alumni Career Services team has programmed seven practice interviews into the system specifically designed for alumni at various stages of their career. There are questions for the "over 40" set, questions for career changers, questions for those in the early stages of their careers and questions for new graduates looking for their first job. In addition, we have selected what we think are the most challenging interviewing questions as well as questions designed to determine if you would be a good "fit" for the organization. Finally, we have compiled a set of behavioral interviewing questions designed for those who want to practice their "story telling" skills.
InterviewStream is customizable so be sure and let us know if there are questions and interview situations you would like for us to add.
Start polishing your interview skills today. It's fun and easy with InterviewStream.
Glassdoor is a unique career community where past and current employees submit company reviews, salaries, and interview information. The site also includes a job board and some really great blogs that give advice to new and experienced job seekers alike. Alumni Career Services has partnered with Glassdoor to provide alumni with free, unlimited access to this great resource. Simply click on this Glassdoor link, and be taken to the site without needing to create an account or give personal information.
GoinGlobal is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Their unlimited access subscription database features 38 Country Career Guides, 53 City Career Guides for the United States and Canada, corporate profiles and more than 16 million internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. Both the GoinGlobal Country Career Guides and the City Career Guides provide professional advice and insider tips on such topics as:
• Job search tools - online and face-to-face resources
• Employment trends in major industries - learn more about growing industry areas and focus your job or internship search!
• Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts - great contacts for students and alumni/professional job seekers
• Work permit regulations - clearly explains the important details for international students and professional job seekers
• Salary ranges and cost of living data - take the guesswork out of planning for career moves and relocations
• Professional and social networking groups - get a head start on making connections for career development
• Résumé/CV writing guidelines
• Interviewing and cultural advice
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job.
Search thousands of new jobs posted daily, sign up for job and internship alerts to have the latest jobs that match your search criteria sent to you directly and join the resume database to be found by top employers and recruiters.
Vault publishes over 100 titles of award-winning career guides, including interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies.
Vault prepares professionals for their interviews with comprehensive company profiles and reviews to gain an advantage over other applicants and know what questions to ask. They can find sample interview questions and expert advice on interviewing effectively.
Find full in-depth profiles on industries and professions including industry outlook, job requirements, tips to entry and more.
Alumni Resume and Cover Letter Guide
The Alumni Resume and Cover Letter Guide (file below) provides templates, sample resumes and suggestions for preparing summary and accomplishment statements, which are the two most critical aspects of your resume. It also contains templates for traditional and t-style cover letters.