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Hidden Job Market

Seventy to eighty percent of all job openings are never posted! This presentation makes students aware the hidden job market and provides strategies for tapping into it. Students learn:

  • why employers don't want to post their job openings.
  • how employers conduct an informal job search.
  • the key for tapping into the hidden job market.
  • strategies to connect with employers outside of a formal job application.

This is an especially good presentation for upper-level students who will be in the job market soon.

How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search

Social media is a given for students today, but many are missing out on this platform tailor made to assist them in their professional lives. This workshop will provide students with the basics of creating a LinkedIn profile as well as how to use it to effectively network for jobs, internships, or other career related information and leads.

How to Work a Job/Career Fair

This workshop is designed to help students make the most of any networking event, but particularly a job or career fair (whether on or off campus.) Tips on how to prepare, what to bring, what to wear (and not wear!), and how to approach the company recruiters are offered. In addition, information on how to follow up and make a memorable impression will be presented.

Interviewing Skills

Successful interviewees are those who spend time preparing and planning for the interview. In this workshop, you’ll learn: 1) The best way to prepare for the interview; 2) Strategies to make a positive impression during the interview; 3) Great Ideas for effective follow-up after the interview 4) Appropriate dress; and 4) Questions to expect and questions to ask.

Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing is an integral part of the job search process. Not only does it provide the applicant important information about their potential career path, it also serves as a terrific networking tool. In this session, students will learn how to use the informational interview to improve their industry knowledge, gain career advice, and target their search, they’ll also gain strategies for generating leads and building their professional network.

Job Search Techniques

What if finding a job was as simple as 1-2-3? You will be given 7 success secrets to utilize in your job search – 7 basic things that you can do to maximize your success in landing the job of your dreams.

Part-Time Job Search

Navigating the Part-Time Job Search" is designed for students looking for part-time jobs. We review how to use our online job database, "How to lose a job in 10 ways," interviewing skills and more.

Resume Development Workshop

This workshop will assist your students in developing a resume from scratch or polishing their current one. We strongly recommend this workshop for ALL students as they begin the job search process. A résumé today is not the "historical" document it was even 5-10 years ago, with the availability of personal computers, it has become a fluid and changing document which must be personalized and targeted whenever possible. Our workshop offers the basic tools necessary for developing an effective resume.

Social Media and the Job Search

Social media can be a double-edged sword . It increases one’s visibility and reach way beyond the confines of a specific geographical location which is terrific for a student or new professional. However, it can be detrimental to those who do not approach it with caution and respect. This 20 minute presentation deals with developing and maintaining a professional online presence and offers a few tips on cleaning up one’s “digital dirt.”

Teambuilding

Are you hoping to build a strong community in your classroom? We can provide teambuilding exercises and initiaves designed to target specific skills: Listening, Problem Solving, Getting to know each other, energizers and more.

 

Value of Internships and Strategies to Find Them

This program encourages student involvement in internships and gives a step-by-step guide to become involved in the WT Cooperative Education & Internship Program. Internship benefits are highlighted, including career confirmation, professional contacts, and gaining practical experience for a resume.

The program also includes strategies to be proactive in the internship search. These include knowing what you want to do, identifying and researching employers, informational interviewing, and networking.

What Can Career Services Do for Me?

There are four primary services that CS offers for WTAMU students and alumni: Career Counseling, Internships and Full and Part time employment assistance. The program’s goal is to increase awareness of and utilization of CS services.

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