Monday, January 3, 2011

Career Resources Guide

The college doesn't have a Career Center like most "brick-and-mortar" schools. What we do have are:
  1. Career Services from the Alumni Resource Center - includes job postings, resume help, and a career mentor service, and
  2. The Career Resources Guide from the library - a collection of carefully selected web and subscription resources that will help you in choosing a career, hunting for a job, improving the transferable "soft skills" that make you more employable, and crafting winning resumes and interviews.
Resources you will find in there include:
  • Vocational and Careers Collection - search for information about different job titles and industries
  • Ferguson Career Guidance Center - search for articles that cover everything from what to wear to an interview, to how to negotiate pay and benefits
  • Resume Builder - craft your resume and post it online. Resume Builder provides resume templates that give advice on formatting and word choice (action verbs!) You can also record a video interview and compile a portfolio of your work. All of it is sharable via Twitter and other social networking tools, and you have the option to make your profile visible to head hunters.
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