Career Development Center Webinars
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If you are unable to make the live webinar, please return to this page after the presentation for a recording.
Strategically Brag! Your Personal Pitch - Friday, September 19, 12-1pm
Developing your personal brand is essential for job seekers, especially when preparing for interviews and career fairs. However, it may feel challenging to communicate your strengths to employers without sounding like you are bragging! In this webinar you'll learn how to develop a brief and effective "elevator pitch" that differentiates you from the competition by highlighting your unique skills and strengths. You can use this pitch as a starting point for conversations at career fairs, and for answering "Tell me about yourself" questions in interviews.
Whether it is your first time writing a resume, or you've been in the job market before, this webinar will give you the tools you need to create an effective resume. You'll learn how to...
- Write an attention-grabbing summary statement or objective section
- Write descriptive bullets using action verbs and SAR
- Tailor your resume, explain gaps, highlight transferable skills (good for career changers)
Listen and view the recording here.
Are You LinkedIn?
We'll discuss the basics of LinkedIn, then move on to tips for improving your profile (and preparing it for employers' eyes!) You'll also learn the best ways to develop your (real life) network using LinkedIn. This webinar is targeted for job seekers, but those who wish to learn about LinkedIn in general are welcome!
Listen and view the recording here.
Job Search Strategies
The right job is out there, but how do you find it? This webinar will review resources for finding opportunities, as well as networking, informational interviewing and social media.
Suit up! You have the interview, but what's next? You'll learn how to prepare for interviews, what to wear, and how to answer behavioral based questions. You'll also walk away feeling more prepared to answer questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your strengths and weakenesses?"
Networking can be an intimidating process, but informational interviews are one of the most important tools for a successful job search. An informational interview is a meeting where you, the job seeker, talks with an individual who will provide insight into an industry, career, or organization. Attend this webinar to learn how to successfully network!
Do you know your personality type? This webinar will review the 16 personality types of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and help you determine if you'd like to take the assessment in the future. We'll discuss how your type influences your career choice, colleagues, relationships and personal development.
What happens when the job you pursued an education for is no longer available or of interest? What do you do when there are 300 applicants for each open position, and you can't get your foot in the door? Whether you are just starting in your first job search or hoping to switch careers, this Webinar can teach you how to develop a plan that assists in your job search efforts.