Target Your Next Steps
Don’t wait to start preparing for the future you want. Let us help you start the process today. Learn valuable skills such as job and internship search strategies, target resume and cover letter writing, networking, professional social media practices, interviewing and salary negotiation.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Your resume is a unique marketing tool with the intent of emphasizing to the employer why you would be a good fit for the position based on your skills and accomplishments. A resume is one of the first things an employer will look at, so having your resume at its best can increase your chances of moving forward in the hiring process. Whether it's learning how to format your resume or how to write a cover letter, the Career Center can help.
The Career Center offers the following resume and cover letter resources:
When you reach the interview stage in the hiring process, it’s time to market your skills and experience, and to evaluate if the organization is a good opportunity for you. At the Career Center, we encourage preparing for an interview but sometimes the “how to” might be difficult. But don’t worry, we can provide the necessary help you may need.
The Career Center offers the following interviewing resource:
Job and Internship Search
Searching for job and internships can be a challenging and time consuming process. It is important to understand how to search for jobs online and what to research in order to apply for opportunities that align with your values, skills, interest, and personality. However online searching is not enough, there are several jobs and internships that are never posted ANYWHERE. This is known as the hidden job market and it creates the need for you to not only look for jobs online, but to network with individuals who are in career fields you are interested in learning more about. At the Career Center we can help you navigate the job and internship search, so that it is more manageable and less stressful.
Networking is simply a system of sharing information among individuals within your career field to gain knowledge and your increase connections. Essentially when you network, it’s about building a relationship to expand your career opportunities. Matt Youngquist, president of Career Horizons, told NPR in a recent article that “At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published.” Networking is not as hard as it sounds but it can be a struggle to get started. The Career Center can provide the help you may need to successfully find and connect to the right people.