Think strategically about gaining relevant experience. Can you lead, solve problems, demonstrate flexibility and manage change?
START YOUR CAREER: CBAT Career Planning "Strategies for Success"
1. Finalize and update your resume; email a copy to Melinda as a Word document. Meet with Melinda to make sure your resume tells "the story" it needs to tell.
2. Plan strategy regarding your Senior/Graduate Job Search with Melinda LaPrade, 316 Sam Wilson (439-5656; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Check your goldmail accounts weekly to read career services updates regarding workshops, career fairs, jobs, campus interviews, internship/co-ops, and networking events. (If you are not receiving these messages from the CBAT Career Services listserv, please let Melinda know so you can be added as a subscriber.)
4. Create your LinkedIn profile; make sure it is complete and use a professional head shot.
5. Sign up for campus interviews!
6. Attend employer information sessions.
7. Attend meetings of professional organizations that track with your degree/major.
8. Develop a spreadsheet to track employers contacted, date and type of contact, future action required. Have you started networking as part of your job search strategy?
9. Develop an online professional profile on Linkedin.
10. If your job search is stalling, meet with Melinda to discuss new strategies to revive your job search. Interviews: Check web listings and weekly email messages.
11. Attend CBAT Career Fair Prep Week Events and CBAT Career Fair. Do your homework to have a successful career fair experience.
12. Keep updating your resume as you add new experiences and skills. Make sure it is accomplishment driven.
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