Alumni Resources

Over the course of your career, you may decide to explore new career opportunities, attend graduate or professional school, change career fields, relocate or face the unexpected circumstance of being down-sized. Career Services assists alumni in the following ways:

  • One-on-one career advising appointments during academic breaks (spring, summer and winter). To schedule an appointment, call (440) 826-2101.
  • BW Career Network by Handshake — a web-based platform with 24/7 access to targeted employment opportunities, career mentors and relevant resources based on career interests. The BW Career Network is powered by Handshake, a powerful e-recruiting network that includes over 180,000 employers. Contact Career Services to set up an account.
  • Career-related handouts
  • Annual Career & Internship Expo (spring)
  • Annual Graduate School Fair (fall)

Career Assistance

  • Cover letters, resumes and interviewing
  • Career self-assessment
  • Cleveland-area job search advising assistance
  • Industry information
  • Online job search tools
  • Networking
  • Salary information
  • Additional resources
  • OhioMeansJobs.com — resource for jobs in the state of Ohio

Volunteer to be a Career Mentor

Share your career expertise with BW students and other alumni.

Online Resources and Tools

Cover Letters

ResumeGenius - Cover letter samples and writing guide. 
Seven Ways to Improve Your Cover Letter - Get your application noticed.
The Riley Guide - Advice for cover letter preparation and other job search correspondence.

Interviewing

Acing the Behavioral Job Interview - How to prepare for this challenging interview format.
Perfect Interview - A simulated interview experience; includes a video capture option, which allows user to record and playback responses to interview questions with a webcam.  Available to current students and alumni. To access, please contact the Office of Career Services at (440) 826-2101.
LiveCareer - The ultimate guide to job interview preparation. 

Resumes/Vitas

LiveCareer - Preparing a curriculum vitae: proven success strategies.
Purdue Owl - Resume workshop. 

Free Career Assessment Tests

Keirsey Temperament Sorter - Site provides questionnaire that is automatically scored on the Web.  Free report includes suggestions for appropriate matching careers.
PersonalityType.com - A free online personality assessment: Do what you are.

Cleveland-Area Career Advising Assistance

Cuyahoga County Library's Cuyahoga Works - Free resources and services for job seekers. 
Cuyahoga County Library Career Center has a virtual help line for Cuyahoga County residents.
Employment Connection - A collaborative workforce development system; sponsors include Cuyahoga County and Cleveland's Workforce Development Center.  Site provides resources for job seekers and/or career changers. Link to access offices of other Ohio counties

Local and National Industry Resources

Clevelandplus.com - Learn about sites, resources and more. 
GlassDoor.com
- Site to research companies and industries
Hoovers.com - Site to research companies and industries 
Industry Research Desk
 - Provides links to U.S and international industry home pages in over 30 areas.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Contains information about the job market in each state, expected job prospects, earnings, job search tips and more.
ReferenceUSA.com - Resource to research specific companies, including locations, in various industries.
Valuation Resources.com - Free resource guide to industry resources and data for over 400 industries.
WetFeet.com - Site to research companies and industries

Job Listings

BW Career Network by Handshake - a web-based platform with 24/7 access to targeted employment opportunities, career mentors and relevant resources based on career interests. The BW Career Network is powered by Handshake, a powerful e-recruiting network that includes over 180,000 employers. Contact Career Services to set up an account.
NACElink Jobs - Job search resource provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Job Search Engines

AnalystJobs.com - Number one online job search for all analyst positions, including entry level.
CareerBliss.com - Free resource that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career advice articles.
CareerRocketeer.com - Fuel your flying colors!
CollegeGrad.com - Includes entry level employment listings and information.
Dice.com - Career hub for tech insiders.
e-hired.com - Resource for job-seekers that combines technology and networking
Gig.com - Search jobs from company web sites, job boards and newspaper articles
Indeed.com - An excellent resource for finding job listings quickly from across the Web.
JibberJobber.com - Organize and manage your career. 
JobBankUSA.com - Site provides career and employment services to job candidates
JobMap - A great resource to locate jobs.
Jobs2Careers - Search for entry-level, local and part-time jobs; more than 100K new postings per day.
Jobster.com - Find your ideal job and feature to search for latest jobs
Local Area Job Search - Link to jobs in the Cuyahoga County area.
Lorain County Hometown Jobs - Search for employment in Lorain County.
GoGovernment.org - Research employment in the public service sector.
Maxius Jobs.com - Find local jobs and careers in all professions and industries.
NationJob.com - Search by communities, industries or employers.
Ohio Means Jobs.gov - information about job projections and availability.
O*Net - My Next Move includes information and videos to assist with planning. 
Reviews.com - free resource to help job seekers quickly find the job listing site that best suits their needs.
Riley Guide - Free career and employment information.
Simply Hired.com - Search millions of job listings from across the web.
Snagajob.com - Site includes posted opportunities, job tips and featured employers. 
SourceTool.com - A global business-to-business directory
Urban Employ Network - Site allows user to select region of interest.
USAJobs.gov - A resource to tap into government employment opportunities.
Women for Hire.com - National career fair and diversity recruitment information as well as career advice for women.  Site also provides information about home-based jobs.
WorkTree.com - Easy access to search jobs by category

Networking

BW Career Network by Handshake —a web-based platform with 24/7 access to targeted employment opportunities, career mentors and relevant resources based on career interests. The BW Career Network is powered by Handshake, a powerful e-recruiting network that includes over 180,000 employers. Contact Career Services to set up an account.
LinkedIn - A professional social networking site.  Join the BW Alumni group.
Professional Organizations - Increase your professional recognition within your career field.  Site provides access to resources to help find the right organization(s) for your professional goals.
Riley Guide for Networking - Provides advice on important aspects of the job search.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Search for wages by area and occupation.
GlassDoor.com/Salaries - Locate salary information by job title or company.
MoneyGeek Cost of Living CalculatorCompare cost of living for up to four U.S. cities and the national average with this comprehensive calculator.
MoneyGeek Salary Negotiation Guide - A step-by-step guide to negotiating for the pay you deserve.
NerdWallet Cost of Living Calculator - Compares both qualitative and quantitative data from 300 of the most populous US cities and allows users to segment the data based on their demographic i.e. if student or recent graduate. Learn how  living expenses, like rent, healthcare, and entertainment, will affect salary.

Salary.com - Allows user to research and compare salaries in specific occupations.

Additional Resources

Business Cards - A service of VistaPrint.
Career Coach, The - Practical information and real-world answers to career questions for college students
College Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired – Learn the basics of conducting a job search, networking, and marketing yourself
Jobstr.com - Resource that reaches beyond general salary/hours questions to introspective issues, such as personal fulfillment, work-life balance and more.
Relocation - Homefair.com compares salaries, real estate values, school systems, crime rates and other information for people looking to move.