Free “extra help” for your job hunt: Forte Foundation Virtual Campus

forte.gifIf you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I’m sure it won’t surprise you that I was the kind of student who went to “extra help” sessions after class. I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity to do well and get a good grade. This was especially true in classes like Calculus, where I felt totally overwhelmed during regular class hours (okay, and maybe a little distracted by the cute hockey player who sat next to me).

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your job hunt or career management (particularly in this very challenging economy), there are places you can turn for extra help after hours. I’ve written before about the fact that university career services offices provide free job search and career help to all students and alumni, but I’m aware that these offices can be overbooked and, of course, only open during the day.

If you need more help, more resources and more advice, and you need all of this late at night or on the weekends (and, let’s be honest, it’s hard to fit in a job search when you have classes and/or a full-time job) , here is a new resource I recommend:

Forte Foundation Career Lab Virtual Campus

I’m a big fan of the Forte Foundation, an organization that helps young women consider careers in business, primarily through live events. Well, the Forte Foundation wasn’t content providing help only to students on the campuses where they held their events. So, they created the Career Lab Virtual Campus to offer resume and interview advice, discussion forums and a video of my Forte Foundation workshop and the presentations of other speakers — all for free (my favorite price!) online.

So, next time you’re up late editing your resume or stressing about your job search on a Sunday, take action by visiting the Career Lab Virtual Campus. Sorry, though, cute hockey players not included.

Share this post

hi, i'm lindsey!

Lindsey is a globally recognized career and workplace expert and the leading voice on generational diversity. She has spoken for more than 300 audiences including Google, Goldman Sachs, Estee Lauder, Stanford and Wharton. Lindsey is the author of four career and workplace advice books, and her insights have appeared in media outlets including The TODAY Show, CNBC, NPR, the Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal.


Learn 25 Practical Ways to Manage Across Generations