Change is inevitable. Those changes are even more inevitable when it comes to the workplace and careers. As a Redbird alum, Career Services is available to assist you with your job or career changes. Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the free career resources and services you have at Illinois State.

Update your Hire-A-Redbird profile
Our free job vacancy system allows alumni to research, identify, and apply for job and internship openings. One can also publish documents such as résumés and cover letters.

Be sure to update your profile with your graduation date, contact information, email preferences, and degree/major information. If your profile is out-of-date you may miss out on being contacted by employers or on important information being sent from Career Services about interviews, career fairs, and more.

Let us know where you are going
If you recently graduated, be sure to complete the short Project Nest survey sent to you before Commencement. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and provides useful information to the University to assist Redbirds with their career success.

Save the date for upcoming career fairs and events
As an Illinois State alum, you are welcome to participate in Career Services events to identify positions, network with professionals in your field, or just to explore career options.

Outline a career plan with your career advisor
Let our career advisors help you develop a concrete career plan, review your résumé to help make it stand out to employers, and prepare for an interview before you start applying for jobs.

Utilize Illinois State’s online career resources
These include Hire-A-Redbird, our job vacancy board; InterviewStream, our practice interview tool; and FOCUS 2 Career, a career and interest assessment.

Stay in touch with Career Services
Join Career Services on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for valuable career information, events and opportunities.

Volunteer to mentor a Redbird
Join the Alumni Mentor Network and share your career advice and experiences to help the next generation with their career success.  

Give back what you receive
When you’re in a position to hire an employee, be sure to contact Career Services. Let us help you find the right candidate. Whether you’re a supervisor, employer, or entrepreneur, you can always give back to Illinois State by hiring a Redbird.

Let Career Services assist you as you continue on your career journey.