Welcome Crusaders to this week’s Career Planning Blog Post…hosted by yours truly in the office of Hogan 203.
This week we are excited to introduce you to the new Passport Career program—your online career resource that will help you to explore opportunities around the world! Yes… THE WORLD!
Whether you’re looking to get away from the cold New England winters or just curious of the wonderful experience interning or working abroad might bring check out PASSPORT CAREER!
Around this time you may be seeking a job, internship, volunteer work, or are studying abroad. In any situation, Passport Career provides extensive resources, guidance, strategies, tools and support to help you make your career move!
Here we have outlined 5 easy tips to getting started with Passport Career:
1. ACCESSING PASSPORT CAREER : First time users
a. Go to www.PassportCareer.com
b. Click on Have a Registration Key? on the upper right corner of the homepage –>
c. Enter this Registration Key (notice: all lowercase & only 1 “s”): HOLYCROS
d. Fill out the brief registration form. Use your school email address (except alumni) to create your login/password for future use and you’re ready to roll!
e. Use your email/password to login in the future.
2. CHECK OUT THE TOOLS
On the menu bar, you will find quick access to several of the tools available, including the H1B Employer Database for non-Americans seeking jobs or internships in the USA. You will also find a direct link to the International Jobs/Intern Portal, which is updated daily with more than 1,000,000 jobs/internships in 203 countries.
JOIN THE INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR
- To maximize the benefits of Passport Career, we suggest you immediately sign up for the webinar, called Using Passport Career Strategically. This webinar is offered monthly at different times and is an excellent way to help you take advantage of all the Passport Career system has to offer you. Click on Webinars at the top of the page.
- We suggest that you begin by reviewing the guidance and strategies relevant to your situation in My Global Career Briefcase. Click on the My Briefcase link at the top of the page.
3. AVOID THE “ONE-VISIT” TRAP
In order to be successful with your exploration and/or transition, you need to think of Passport Career as your personal career assistant. We suggest that you schedule 15-30 minutes each week to explore further the content, resources and tools. People who use Passport Career regularly have the greatest chance of success with their career goals!
4. EXPLORE THE COUNTRIES & CITIES
There are many amazing photos and videos of the countries & cities featured throughout Passport Career. There are also more than 15,000 pages of expert career content! Take the time to learn about other places—especially their business culture, which is key (along with strategic networking) to successfully transitioning your career to a new location.
5. LOOKING FOR INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN’T FIND?
Click on the “HELP” link at the top of the page and fill out the form to send to your request or question OR, you can always send an email to email@example.com.
We want to hear from you!
Let us know how your job/internship search and career transition are moving along. What is working for you? Where do you need more help? What questions do you have? We are here to help you, so be sure to stay in communication with the Career Planning Center, Hogan 203.