Resume Templates for iSchool Students
Your résumé has one purpose—to get you an interview. To stand out among hundreds of other candidates customizing your résumé is critical. Use these templates as just those—templates. See the documents below for pointers on how to organize, design, and successfully present yourself according to industry aesthetic and technical standards.
Students can schedule a mock interview with Christopher Perrello or a career counselor in SU Career Services through OrangeLink.
Students can also practice interviewing using InterviewStream. The InterviewStream system allows students to digitally record multiple practice interviews either using your laptop or mobile device at any time. Students can go through pre-recorded interviews or create their own interviews using a library of over 7,000 interview questions.
Recordings of Career Services Presentations & Speakers
All our career services-led programming is recorded and available for our distance students. These recordings include various presentations, information sessions, and guest lectures (where we receive permission from the presenter), and are continually updated. If you are an on-campus student, we strongly encourage you to attend the presentations in person so you can ask questions and interact with the presenter.
Questions? Please email us at iCareers@syr.edu
OrangeLink is the job posting site used by Syracuse University Career Services. The site contains a number of internship and job postings as well as information about various career related programming taking place across campus.
Job Search Sites
Below are links to a number of job search sites. These sites are NOT maintained by Syracuse University. You are advised to conduct your own due diligence regarding the jobs and internships posted, and are encouraged to bring any concerns to the Employer Relations & Career Services team.
General Job Posting Sites
Career Research Sites
- SU Library Career Centers Support Guide (links to useful databases for detailed research on employers)
- CIO.com (Stay industry-savvy with latest tech news, analysis, how-to, blogs, and video for IT professionals)
- Salary.com (Provide salary calculations and salary-related advice).
- Wetfeet.com (Equips job seekers with advice, research, and inspiration to plan your career)
- Glassdoor.com (Provides company descriptions, employee feedback, salary information and other useful tidbits to help you in your research)
- InformationWeek (A magazine and online source for Technology and Business news)
- Gartner Group (Technology research and advisory company, focuses on issues in IT businesses, from communicating IT value to big data)
- BusinessWeek (A weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg, L.P.)
LIS Job Search and Career Building
ALA JobList (American Library Association's #1 source for jobs in LIS and Technology. New publications, professional development offerings and opportunities to connect and network)
LibrarySpot.com (Compiles a list of sites to search for lib jobs and other information service resources)
Wolper (A bibliography of library and information professional resources. Librarian blogs, trade journals, reference & research, and other useful links for librarians)
Your Professional Online Presence
Developing a high-quality online presence showcases your work to prospective employers, helping them recognize your capabilities. While Linkedin is a solid foundation for creating connections and building a professional online presence, consider social media, personal websites, and digital profiles as creative ways to establish a professional image online.
Podcasts: Portfolio Development for Library and Information Professionals
Podcasts by Jill Hurst-Wahl on the who, what, where, when, and why of developing your professional porfolio in a series of 5 podcasts. Each podcast is under 5 minutes.
Platforms for your Professional Online Profile
Whether you are creating a resume, portfolio, or professional profile, you have to start someone. Some iSchool students could design your own profile from scratch, but if you want an easier job of it, browse these and other APIs for ideas to build your profile.
iSchool Student Examples
Social Media For Career Development
Often an unappreciated social media tool for professional development, social networking on Facebook is useful for exploring your career, gaining industry knowledge, and establishing professional channels of communication.
Twitter is a powerful career-building tool and can expose your skills and interests to the larger community. In fact, many employers use Twitter specifically to recruit. Follow your favorite career websites and official company accounts (like @EY_CareersUS or @MicrosoftJobs) and follow aggregator accounts if you’re targeting a specific city or industry (such as @insidehighered,@CloudCareers, @idealistJobsDC).
Follow the handles and hashtags associated with SU and the iSchool.
@iCareersSU iSchool career events updates, job postings, and useful career resources.
@WorkingOrange What's it like to be a working ORANGE? Guest @SyracuseU alumni tweeters share details of their work days & answer questions. .
#HireOrange Find opps for jobs and internships posted by SU alum.
Linkedin is a must-have platform for developing your professional network, especially in the information industry. Connect with Syracuse University iSchool alumni, look for jobs, and stay current with business news and industry trends. See "CuseConnect" below for information about SU's exclusive LinkedIn group.
‘CuseConnect & iSchool groups
‘CuseConnect is a LinkedIn group open only to SU students and alumni. Similarly, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies is specifically for iSchool students and alumni. Both offer students/alumni the opportunity to receive advice and gain insights from alumni who love SU as much as you do.
You can search through the members of the group to find and connect with alumni in your career field of interest for the purpose of networking and gathering information about careers.
As a group, SU alumni tend to be very giving and helpful to current students – the alumni who join the ‘CuseConnect group are particularly helpful. They have volunteered to assist SU students and fellow grads through the career exploration and job search processes. These alumni work in many industries and they are located all over the world.
These alumni groups are not a job placement service. Rather, it’s an opportunity for you to build your network of alumni contacts. Use them to gather information about employment trends, job functions, salary expectations, effective job/internship searches, and SU alumni career paths. It’s also a great way to gain experience using LinkedIn.
Using ‘CuseConnect & the iSchool LinkedIn Group
To get started, you must build a LinkedIn profile. Once you build a LinkedIn profile you may request to join 'Cuse Connect and the Syracuse University - School of Information Studies (iSchool) group.
Once your request to join has been accepted, you can start discussions within the group, search for job opportunities, and connect with the alumni you find.
Main Campus Career Services
Main campus Career Services is located in Suite 235 in the Schine Student Center. This office assists students and alumni with exploring careers and finding fulfilling work experiences. Additionally, they offer a number of career-related assessments that help students to gain perspective on their areas of interest and strengths, and to find positions that draw on their strengths and interests.