Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
PSST… those of you hoping to begin a career after graduation read this!
A very wise person once told me that a résumé gets you an interview, and an interview can
then lead to you getting a job/career. Now I know we’ve all heard before, from some person or another, to just try our hardest and put our best foot forward during interviews. Here’s the problem with that, if your résumé is not impressive enough to get you the interview, you’ve just missed out on your opportunity to wow the interviewer(s) in person.
So you ask, “How do I create a résumé that will shine above the rest and put me closer to the top of the interviewing list?” There are countless ways to make it happen, one being, knowing and owning your skills. MU CSC very recently had an On the Road event that presented the topic of “Identifying and Building Your Skills.” We learned that employers have standards, along with expectations. They desire for potential new hires to possess good communication, technology, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills, just to name a few. A significant amount of job descriptions will list (directly and indirectly) the skills new employees should have.
- Grab a blank sheet of paper and write down all of the skills and job qualifications the employer has mentioned in the job description
- Now place a check next to each skill/qualification you feel as if you possess
- Next, think of an experience, or two, in which you’ve displayed that skill
- Last step, and most important, incorporate those skills into your résumé so that
employers can clearly see why you’re the ideal candidate for the job.
That’s it! With three easy steps you’ve just intensified and enhanced your résumé.
“WAIT”, you scream, “I’m not sure if I can do this on my own.”
Either stop by – Holthusen Hall, first floor – or give us a call at (414) 288-7423 to set up an appointment.”
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I was a Psychology major and knew I was going to go to graduate school right away but I really would have figured a lot of things out earlier had I attended an event like Career Essentials for Arts & Sciences Majors. I still had to interview for the graduate program and sell myself and my skills, which I was NOT prepared for.
Whether you are early in your career exploration or in the interview process - this workshop will give you tools to walk away with! Plus, free snacks and beverages is always nice :)
No matter what your major or class year - stop by! No RSVP is required.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Post-graduate service is an option for students after finishing college and before going out and finding their first job. This is a viable option if you are looking to serve others or to gain a better understanding of the world. There are practical and personal benefits to doing a year of service. Development of leadership skills, cultural education, gaining a better insight into oneself, and work for social justice are just some of the intangible benefits one can gain from volunteering. There are also some tangible benefits as well including student loan deferment, paid room and board, and resume building/work experience that can not only help with a job search later, but also with admission to graduate school. Check out our list of post-graduate service organizations at: http://www.marquette.edu/csc/undergraduate/joblistings.shtml#Non .There are dozens of organizations to fulfill any interest.
While I think of my friend spending 12-hour days helping build houses for families that have lost everything in the wake of a natural disaster, I know he is growing personally through the experience of caring and giving of his hands and heart. He will hopefully bring back the mentality of the importance of creating strong partnerships and aligning with the needs of his community, whether that is to campus next fall or to his first job after graduation.