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My Career Toolbox

The Career Development Center is pleased to offer several onlineresources. All of these tools can be accessed from UISCareerConnect.

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UIS CareerConnect

UIS CareerConnect is an online career management system:

  • Search and review job, internship, volunteer,
    fellowship and scholarship postings
  • Upload resumes for employers to search
  • Build your resume online
  • Upload documents to create an ePortfolio
  • Alumni and professional mentor contacts
  • Search and view employer profiles
  • Professional Development event calendar

Watch this video tolearn more about UIS CareerConnect. (Flash Required)

Learn how to access student UISCareerConnect account

Access the Student FAQ (frequently askedquestions) page

For information on alumni services and access to UISCareerConnect, please visit our alumniservices page.

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Reflection ePortfolio

Create your own online portfolio that you can share withemployers and graduate schools. Stand out from the crowd! Storeyour resume, CV, references, and artifacts in one place. Build yourskills matrix to show your experience, knowledge, and skills.Upload videos, graphics, papers, and projects. Let people view youronline portfolio by sending them a single link! Get startedtoday!

To access ePortfolio, login to UIS CareerConnect. You will find the link forePortfolio at the bottom of your homepage. No password isneeded!

Not sure where to start? Login to ePortfolio and watch the quickvideo tutorial.

 

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First Research

Explore career opportunities, plan your future and prepare forthe interview process with Industry Intelligence from FirstResearch. First Research provides first-class Industry Intelligenceto help you understand the latest trends, challenges, opportunitiesand operations of more than 700 industry segments. Access in-depthprofiles, written by industry experts, contain insight andinformation about:

  • Industry Overviews and Recent Developments
  • Trends, Opportunities and Competition
  • Human Resources and labor Statistics
  • Products, Operations and Technology
  • Finance and Regulation
  • Regional and International Issues
  • Industry Forecasts

To access First Research, login to UIS CareerConnect. You will find the link for FirstResearch listed under Shortcuts. No password is needed!

 

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Focus

Focus will help you better understand your interests, workvalues, personality, skills, and more using tests. The results willenable you to further explore career options.

To access Focus, login to UIS CareerConnect. You will find the link for Focuslisted under Shortcuts. The Access code is listed there aswell.

 

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glassdoor.com

Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews, and interview questions for more than 80,000companies.

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InterviewStream

Use this innovative tool to gain an edge over the competition.It creates a realistic simulated interview experience you canrecord and playback. This tool will put you in the“hot seat†and help you think onyour feet quickly.

InterviewStream can be accessed from within UIS CareerConnect. Just login to your student oralumni UIS CareerConnect and locate the InterviewStream logo at thebottom of your home page. No password needed!

 

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Million Dollar Database

Research companies and industries with this tool. Search over 23million records worldwide through an easy-to-use online interface.Million Dollar Database gives students instant online access tounparalleled depth in public and private business information. TheMillion Dollar Database has been serving the public library,academic and commercial markets for more than five years. Moreversatile than ever, research tool combines the public and privatesectors in one database.

Million Dollar Database can be accessed from within UIS CareerConnect. Just login to your student oralumni UIS CareerConnect and locate the Million Dollar Databaselink under Shortcuts. No password needed!

How do I locate organizations within a specificgeographical area? (pdf)

Video Tutorial: Introdcution toMillion Dollar Database

Video Tutorial: UsingAdvanced Search to Locate Employers

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CareerConnect Resume Builder

Do you need to create a resume, but don’t know where to start?Use our online Resume Builder.

  • Use one of the pre-built templates to get
    started
  • Sample and example text available for each
    section of your resume
  • Several styles available
  • Start your resume online, then download it to
    your computer for further revision
  • Create and edit multiple versions of your
    resume

Resume Builder can be accessed from withinUIS CareerConnect. Just login to your studentor alumni UIS CareerConnect and locate the My Documents/Resourceslink on the menu. You’ll find the Resume Builder tab there. Nopassword needed!

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Going Global

Expert advice for finding jobs at home andabroad

  • 80,000 pages of career and employment resources for careers
    around the globe
  • H1B visa employer listings
  • Worldwide job and internship postings
  • Corporate profiles

Going Global can be accessed from withinUIS CareerConnect. Just login to your studentor alumni UIS CareerConnect account. You’ll find the Resume Buildertab there. No password needed!