Job Search Resources

Whom We Serve

The Johns Hopkins University Career Center serves alumni who graduated 0-5 years ago from either the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering. For those who qualify, call the Career Center to schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss the services we provide, including those listed in the "Career Counseling Topics" of the "career counseling" page of our website. For those that do not qualify for our services, you may instead be able to reach out to your respective graduate schools of the Johns Hopkins University system (see the links for each schoo's career center offices found at the bottom of the "career counseling" page for more information).

Private Practice Career Counselors

Should you consider hiring a career counselor in private practice, the National Career Development Association provides a comprehensive list of counselors to choose from: http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/consumer_find

 

What Color is Your Parachute is one of the most popular and practical job-hunting guides out there. A sampler list of coaches (amongst many other resources) is available in the book version, but basic information can also be found on the site: http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

General career counseling services

In order to understand your career goals you must first understand yourself. The Career Decision Making Model is a general framework that questions you to assess, explore, evaluate, act, adjust, and re-evaluate yourself continuously: http://pages.jh.edu/~careers/students/ExploreyourOptions/careerdecisionmakingmodel.html

 

Personality and Strengths Tests can also help in this inwardly search: http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/product/957/_PARENT/layout_products/false

 

The MBTI Personality and Strong Interest are two inventories that we strongly encourage every Hopkins alumni to be aware of: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/, https://www.cpp.com/products/strong/index.aspx

Webinars

Archived webinars from Hopkins alumni can be found at: http://pages.jh.edu/~careers/alumni/alumnicareerwebinars.html

Job Listings

Idealist
For non-profits and social impact careers
http://www.idealist.org/ and www.idealistcareers.org

 

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
http://www.bio.org/

 

Careercornerstone
For s Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare
http://www.careercornerstone.org/

 

Dice.com
Tech jobs
http://www.dice.com/

 

BradTraverse
Jobs in and around Capitol Hill (international/government affairs)
http://www.bradtraverse.com/

 

USAJobs
Federal job postings
https://www.usajobs.gov/

Company and Career/Industry Search

O*NET
US Dept of Labor database on occupation information:
http://www.onetonline.org/

 

LinkedIn
Business-oriented social networking for professionals
https://www.linkedin.com/nhome/

 

JConnect
Service to connect JHU students and alumni
https://jhu-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?s=home

 

Vault
Career information website with surveys of top employers, career advice, job listings, and career guides to individual industries.
http://careerinsider.vault.com/company-rankings

 

Glassdoor
Search companies and salaries, along with jobs and careers, based on reviews by current and former employees
http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

 

The Riley Guide
Job search, career exploration, and school information
http://www.rileyguide.com/

 

Pulling Company Lists by Location on LinkedIn...

If you would like a list of companies in a given industry by the locations they are targeting, here is a step-by-step guide of how you would run that search in LinkedIn:
  1. From the main search bar at the top, select the company sign from the drop down and hit the magnifying glass.
  2. Select the industry you would like.
  3. Identify the location and within how many miles you would like to search.
  4. It should pull up a list of companies by size for you to begin to sort through. You can then pull the interesting targets into your Job Search spreadsheet as well as the link to their website, so you can check open positions later.
  5. You will also be able to see if they have any job postings on LinkedIn and what connections you have to the company from your LinkedIn network.

How to Network

Link to calendar of JHU Alumni events:
http://alumni.jhu.edu/calendar

 

JHU Affinity Groups
http://alumni.jhu.edu/jhaffinities

Bridge My Career

Introducing a New Resource available for JHU alumni, Bridge My Career

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH LEADING EMPLOYERS BY COMPLETING YOUR BRIDGEMYCAREER PROFILE. BRIDGEMYCAREER USES A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH, COLLECTING ABUNDANT CANDIDATE INFORMATION (OVER 200 ATTRIBUTES) INCLUDING ACADEMICS AND ACTIVITIES, EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS, PERSONAL PREFERENCES, AND JOB SUITABILITY.

 

IT THEN MATCHES THIS INFORMATION TO "THE IDEAL CANDIDATE" CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE EMPLOYER. AS A RESULT, WHEN THE JOB-TO-CANDIDATE MATCH IS MADE, YOU'LL KNOW

  • THE JOB WILL BE RIGHT FOR YOU, and
  • YOU’LL BE RIGHT FOR THE JOB

 

To begin the registration process:

  • Visit www.bridgemycareer.com
  • Click "Become a Member" in the upper right corner of the home page
  • Select Johns Hopkins University from the Affiliated School drop-down

 

As you go through the wizard to complete your profile, be sure to view the information behind the "i" buttons -- e.g. you can select up to 10 job functions that interest you (and later see which ones you're suitable for); you can multi-select industries, cities, etc. Once you complete your profile, you will immediately receive a free Career Development Report, which will provide important insights into job and career direction.

 

It should take about 45 minutes to complete your profile. BE SURE TO USE THE "HOW TO" TAB FOR GUIDANCE AND TIPS ON: COMPLETING YOUR PROFILE, COMMUNICATING WITH EMPLOYERS, UPLOADING DOCUMENTS, ETC.

 

For specific questions, or trouble with your account, please contact help@bridgemycareer.com

 

REMEMBER: UNLESS YOUR PROFILE IS 100% COMPLETE, YOU WILL (1) NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPORT, AND (2) NOT BE MATCHED TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES