This semester-long workshop involves students in a positive, assertive approach to career planning and job hunting. It introduces students to a variety of tools and strategies for identifying skills, organizing job searches, preparing resumes, cover and inquiry letters, and interview role playing sessions.

Topics covered include:

  • FOCUS career planning
  • Important career and occupational information web sites
  • Effective resume preparation and writing
    • Why you need a great resume
    • Top resume strategies
    • Sell yourself and your brand
    • Identify transferable skills
    • Highlight your accomplishments
    • Use keywords effectively
    • Occupational profile
    • Writing your resume
    • Market your resume
    • Make the most of the Internet
    • Resume FAQ’s
  • Letters – how to compose, what to say
    • Cover letter
    • Inquiry and prospecting letter
    • Thank you letter and note
  • The job interview
    • Job or informational
    • The job interview
    • The informational interview
    • Handling tough questions
  • The workshop concludes with an insightful job interview role play

For course information and details refer to the Academic Catalog or contact the Director of Career Services.