Getting Started with CareerBeam

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Welcome to this tutorial on CareerBeam!

This tutorial will show you:

  • How to access CareerBeam
  • What kind of information is available
  • How to search job postings

To get started, from the Parrish Library homepage, select the List of Business Databases on the left side of the page.

Then select CareerBeam.

What kind of information is available?

CareerBeam provides access to career assessments, resume and cover letter development tools, search strategies and research databases, and integrates all of these resources into one online portal.

Note: A personal account or registration is required to access CareerBeam.

Database Interface

Once you’re logged in, you’ll have access to your homepage.

At the top of the page you can navigate to others areas such as Career Exploration, Career Planning, Getting the Job, Research Tools, and access your account settings.

Also on the homepage, you’ll find a variety of other resources such as a job/internship search, tools & builders, current job and internship postings, and resources for career management.

If you aren’t sure where to begin, you can use the Where Do I Start? Box and search by keyword.

Career Exploration Resources
  • Hover over “Career Exploration” in the main navigation, then click “Quick Profile.”

On this page you can take a brief assessment that will analyze your values, interests, and personality. Your quick profile can identify careers that may be a good fit for your personal preferences.

For a more detailed look into what careers might best suit you, you can complete additional exercises on this page.

Career Planning Resources
  • Hover over “Career Planning” in the main navigation, then click “Career Plan.”

On this page you’ll find a list of steps and exercises you can complete to build your career plan, such as identifying your ideal work environment, networking, and managing your career.

Getting the Job Resources

Once you’ve identified the type or types of jobs you’re looking for, you’ll want to work towards getting the job. You can find several helpful resources to get you started under the Getting the Job tab in the main navigation.

  • Hover over “Getting the Job”, then select “Resumes” to access the resume builder, look at sample resumes, or complete resume exercises that can help you highlight your accomplishments.
  • Hover over “Getting the Job”, then select “Cover Letters” to access a cover letter checklist and find out how your social media profiles can impact your job search.
  • Hover over “Getting the Job”, then select “Interview Preparation” to plan interview questions or record a practice interview.
Search Job Postings
  • Hover over “Getting the Job”, then select “Job Postings.”

Here you can search for jobs by keyword, title, or skill near the city or state you are interested in. You can also use additional filters to narrow your search.

For example,

  • Type “communications” into the keyword search, then type “Denver, CO” in the next field.

CareerBeam will give you a list of postings you can browse. You can also sort the results and change your search criteria. If you’re interested in a position, just click on the job title to read more.

Research Tools
  • Hover over “Research Tools” to access company/people search options, find business information, and look for industry reports.

What have you learned?

Now you know how to access CareerBeam, what kind of information is available, and how to search job postings.

Thank you using this tutorial!

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact parrlib@purdue.edu