How faculty can help students in their job searches: Hoffman

June 5, 2019

Many students look to their instructors for career guidance and will continue to do so, writes Allyson Hoffman, which is why it is important for instructors to be prepared to offer sound advice. In addition to referring students to their institutions’ career services departments, the author notes, instructors can invite career professionals into the classroom. Hoffman notes that this invitation can be made even more productive by working with the career professional beforehand to tie the session directly to course material. Hoffman also suggests offering students methods for organizing their job search and applications, recommending professional groups, connecting on LinkedIn, and talking openly about one’s own job experiences. Inside Higher Ed (International)