The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. -Steve Jobs
January is almost over and we hope that you have found a good rhythm for the rest of the semester.
Hiring season is here! We are super excited to let you know that the Career Development Center will be hiring for next fall. You will have the opportunity to join our amazing team and become a Career Advisor, helping around the office in a variety of manners.
Here’s a mini checklist which can be used if you are interested in becoming a Career Advisor, looking for an internship in the summer, or any other job opportunity.
- You should have a resume and it should be updated. Feel free to bring it to our drop-in hours to get yours looked over.
- If you know where you are going to apply to, use keywords for that certain field. (Most of this can be found in the job description)
- If you are applying to different places, always tweak your resume to suit each place and personalize your skills.
2. Cover letter
- Think of cover letter and resume as a marriage. Your cover letter should highlight you beyond what’s on your resume, and give you the opportunity to expand on a few things that are on your resume.
- Include information about the organization you are applying to. This shows them that you are intentional and care enough to do thorough research.
- Make sure the font and header match the style of your resume (remember marriage!).
- Create a LinkedIn profile
- Be active in your online presence, especially if you are interested in a company. Like what they post, comment on it and re-post it onto your page with an insightful comment
- Have a good profile and concise bio that captures who you are, your interests and reflects the work you would want to do
4. Interview practice and networking
- Networking is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of an organization that you might be interested in. Knowing someone on the inside may give you a better chance than someone who does not
- Interview practice is important. Getting more detailed information about the company and doing a mock interview can make you much more prepared and confident. This will show during your interview!
If you have not started on your resume, cover letter, have any work experience, or have any idea on where to start, no need to stress about it. All you have to do is walk down to the Career Development Center during drop-in hours, which are between 3:00-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. You can have a 10 minute sit-down with a Career Advisor to get you started in the right direction.
If you are interested in becoming a Career Advisor, be on the lookout for the posting on Handshake for more information!