The whole idea of "job searching" can be overwhelming. However, with preparation and strategy, it can be very rewarding.
Resume/Cover Letter/Portfolio Development
Resumes and Cover Letters are designed to illustrate what value you can bring to a company by highlighting your skills, education, and work experience. There are various formats to choose from and career services can assist with choosing the right one. Visit the LRC for additional tips and samples. Career portfolios vary between industries and are used to organize and document your education, work/project samples, skills, evaluations, awards and achievements, resume and job search information. Career portfolios can be used to apply for jobs, training programs, and to track personal development.
Job and Career Searching
HireHarrison is just one of the tools provided to assist you in your career search as an active student or graduate. Visit HireHarrison to view opportunities that your career services office and employers have posted. We even integrated the Monster College site from Monster.com to give you even more local, regional and national opportunities. Various career events and informational webinars can also be available through this system. Every student and alumni has a HireHarrison profile, log on today!
Expanding Your Network, Uncover the Hidden Job Market
Have you ever heard of the hidden job market? The hidden job market refers to all the jobs that are available but not made visible to the public. The hidden job market makes up 80 percent of available positions! Networking is essential to a successful job search and career development. Let Career Services show you some tips and refer you to professionals in your area of interest.
Do interviews make you nervous? Do you find yourself leaving too many interviews feeling overwhelmed, unprepared, or frustrated? Many people don’t realize that you can prepare for an interview, even if you cannot predict the questions that will be asked. Visit the LRC for additional tips and frequently asked questions.
Most of our campuses offer career fairs and on-campus recruiting opportunities for employers to connect with students and alumni. Interactive webinars and guest speakers add to the value of many career events.
Research Company and Industry
Visit the Learning Resource Center for some of the most comprehensive career information available.