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Career Resources

Changing jobs? Returning to work from a career break? Writing the next chapter of your career?

Alumni Career Services is here to help you navigate career transitions no matter where you are on your career journey.

We offer virtual and in-person programs, online job search tools and content, personalized one-on-one career coaching, and opportunities to connect with other alumni.

Map Your Next Steps

Explore these offerings to find the ones most relevant to you or view a comprehensive resource list using the navigation at left.

Clarify Your Goals

If you’re embarking on a career transition but need help identifying the direction that’s right for you, explore these offerings:

  • CareerLeader: Take this self-assessment to identify your interests, skills and related career paths — available at a discount for Stanford GSB alumni.
  • Reunion Programming: Attend the three-hour Applying Purpose and Values to Navigate Career Transitions program on campus.
  • Women’s Professional Reboot: Participate in this program and peer network virtually or in person to discover the true work you’re meant to do.
  • Expert Advice: Reconnect with your career and life vision and learn new frameworks that can help you move forward on your career path.
  • Career Pivot Video: Watch this video to learn five key strategies for successful career change.
  • Career Coaching: Take advantage of two complimentary one-on-one career coaching sessions or browse our list of prescreened coaches for longer-term engagements.
Plan a Job Search

If you know the direction you want to take with your career but aren’t quite sure how to get started, explore these offerings:

  • Career Handbook: Get tips, templates and guidance for every step of the job search with this 190-page digital guide. Contact Alumni Career Services to access your free copy.
  • Jump-Start Your Job Search: Launch a networking-based job search with a small group of Stanford GSB alumni in this virtual series led by a professional career coach.
  • Two-Hour Job Search: Learn how to conduct a networking-based job search with step-by-step guidance from bestselling author Steve Dalton. (alumni login required)
  • Executive Job Search Strategies: Get insights from the former chairman and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles about how to approach a senior-level job search. (alumni login required)
  • Expert Advice: Explore advice and resources for different kinds of career transitions: changing careers, job loss, career re-entry, and second careers.
  • Career Coaching: Receive two complimentary one-on-one career coaching sessions to create a roadmap for your job search.
Execute a Job Search

If you’re in the thick of a targeted job search and just need a few tips to speed you along your way, explore these offerings:

  • VMock Resume Review: Brush up your resume with this online tool that provides detailed feedback down to the last bullet point.
  • JobTreks: Stay organized with this online job search tool to manage contacts, set up to-do lists, research target companies and more — provided at a discount to Stanford GSB alumni.
  • Job Boards: Access job postings for experienced professionals on the Stanford GSB Job Board and job boards for other leading business schools.
  • Expert Advice: Find guidance about networking, interviewing, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Social Networks: Network with fellow alumni with the Stanford GSB Directory and Stanford GSB Alumni LinkedIn group.
  • Executive Recruiting: Learn best practices about how to engage with executive recruiters and get a list of recruiters according to their specialties.
  • Negotiation Resources: Hear faculty member Margaret Neale’s four steps to achieving a successful negotiation and browse salary websites.

Upcoming Career Events for Alumni

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 – Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
8:30am – 10:00am
Online
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 – Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
11:20am – 11:20am
Online
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 – Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
8:30am – 10:00am
Online