Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Going Global

The Office of Career Services is proud to announce access to Going Global, the leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. Going Global’ s 80,000 page database contains Country Career Guides, USA and Canadian City Career Guides, corporate profiles, worldwide job and internship openings and a proprietary collection of H1B visa employer listings.


Both the Going Global Country Career Guides and the USA & Canadian City Career Guides provide professional advice on such topics as: the current employment outlook, hiring trends, job search resources, executive recruiters, staffing agencies, work permit regulations, salary ranges, resume/CV writing guidelines, professional and social networking groups, trade associations, interview and cultural advice.

Going Global’s H1B Plus database is an incredibly robust system which contains all Department of Labor H1B visa application records. Listings can be simultaneously searched by job title, occupation, employer, location and/or wage.

The Key Employer Directory contains more than 450,000 corporate profiles representing both “local” and “multinational” employers and can be searched by location, industry and/or company name.

Going Global also provides more than 16 million worldwide job and internship listings. Opportunities are posted for major multinational companies and are updated daily!

To access Going Global, log-in to your HIRE-UT account and select the Going Global icon on the left side navigation screen.


Katie Meyer-Griffith, M.S., Ed.S.
Associate Director of Graduate Career Services & Strategic Initiatives
Office of Career Services, The University of Tampa

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Follow Up

The job and interview search can be very intimidating, especially if you are a beginner. There are many different methods and advice regarding to how to follow on an interview and it can be a little confusing. Here are some tips in order to follow up on your interview in a successful manner!

There are two ways of following up that are very important – the email follow up and the physical follow up. Bottom line: an email follow up is EXPECTED.

An email follow up is a very simple way to follow up but is crucial for most employers to consider you as a candidate. Make sure that when you are interviewing, you receive a business card from the potential employer as a means of being able to reach out to him or her. After your interview you should follow up in the next 24-48 hours.

First comes the subject line. This can seem tricky, but you really just want to get to the point. It is often appropriate to make the subject line “Interview Follow Up” or “Follow Up for XXXX Position”. This gives the potential employer an idea of what the email is about.

Next, when writing the follow up email you should introduce yourself if you have not already contacted this person via email, then thank the potential employer for taking the time to interview you for the specific position that you applied to.

After that, you may want to mention something that you discussed during your interview such as a skill or quality that you possess and how it directly relates to the position that you are applying for and how you would make a perfect fit for the position.

Make sure to show your enthusiasm through your wording! Let the potential employer know that he or she is more than welcome to contact you with any questions regarding your resume and that you a looking forward to hearing from him or her soon. If there was any small talk that took place or you had something that you both related to (such as you both are NY Giants fans) you can always add in a “Go Giants” near the end of your email.

Close with a professional phrase such as “Best Regards” or “Best” and sign your name.


One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is sending a follow up email with a spelling error or grammatical mistake. It looks poorly on your part and will show that you are not detail oriented or that you do not have good communication skills.

After you have sent an email follow up, you have the option to send a physical follow up such as a thank you card. Although it is a small token, it really goes a long way and brings your professionalism to a whole new level.

It is less common to send a thank you card as a follow up, but it shows that you are very dedicated to the position. If there is a position that you are applying to that you are very interested in, it would be very beneficial for you to send the potential employer a thank you card.

Victoria Williams
Marketing Intern
Office of Career Services, The University of Tampa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Seeking Career Advice through Blogs

Many of you may have been required to read a blog or write a blog at some time in your college career but did you really understand the power of this tool?

Blogs related to your career area of interest, location or work environment could be some of the most helpful tools that can lead your decisions while in college or after you graduate.

Here are my top 5 career blogs. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and I challenge you to find the blog that speaks to you. We all have a certain style and each blog writer is intended for a certain audience. Do your own research and subscribe to a blog that you will read daily.

Lindsey gives career advice for millennial employees. She helps this generation to bust through the stereotypes and own the strengths that will make millennials thrive in their careers.


Ms. Career Girl aims to help ambitious young professional women find passion in their profession, or a profession out of their passions. 


Have you heard all of the hype about LinkedIn but are still unsure as to how to use it? This blog is an excellent tool to give you insight as to how to use this tool to network and job search.


Learn from a former Google employee on tips of how to thrive in your life after college.


Do you know what makes you stand out? Subscribe to this blog to continually learn about how to differentiate yourself in a global marketplace.


Remember, your job search is your own. It’s time for you to take control and actively seek success whether you are a Freshman or Senior. You all will be job searching very soon!


Best Regards,



Jessie Amanda Bush, M.A.

Assistant Director, Career Coaching & Professional Development