Fresno State Alumni
CareerShift - A Digital Networking Tool
CareerShift is free for all alumni courtesy of the Fresno State Alumni Association.
Create your account and set up your profile to get started!
Then, return to this page to learn how to optimize your experience.
Tips and Tricks
Watch an overview of how each tool can transform your professional networking skills.
Search thousands of opportunities from employer websites, published job listings, professional association sites, and other search engines.
In using this tool to find opportunities, the keyword search is extremely important. Pay specific attention to what titles companies are using to describe their positions.
Using the My Contacts tab in CareerShift, you can find alumni in a particular industry or company. If you are seeking a contact within a specific company with whom you can conduct an informational interview, you can search in the contacts section to find the best connection.
Bulldog Best Practice: Be sure to search using all variations of the University's name. "California State University, Fresno", "Fresno State", and "CSU Fresno" are all popular.
Upload your resume and cover letter for easy online access. Use the online document editing tool that allows you to quickly edit saved documents for re-sending. If you need to change an address or revise your experiences/skills, CareerShift allows these edits to existing files within the system without having to upload a new document.
Set up email campaigns to follow-up on previous applications. As you apply for jobs and acquire contacts, you can add them to the My Contacts section in the system. Using a “campaign” you can send personalized versions of your resume and cover letter to your contacts.
Schedule reminders to follow up with potential employers. CareerShift will remind you to contact them via email. If you have a series of interviews coming up, CareerShift can remind you to prepare and conduct research beforehand.