Career Services

Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Nailing your resume and narrowing down your job search are both important parts of the job hunt, but what about when you find a job posting you want to apply for? Even a stellar prospective employee can be lost in the shuffle if their cover letter isn’t up to par.

This blog post from Career Contessa breaks it down clearly and provides a checklist to help you hit the mark every time.

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Job Search Rejection: Sometimes It’s Not You

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

If you’ve ever looked for a job, you’ve likely dealt with some rejection. At one point or another, most of us have had that experience of feeling like everything was going perfectly fine—your resume was on-point, you had killer references, and you really gelled with the people you interviewed with—but then you found out you didn’t get the position.

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How To Search For Part-Time Jobs

Friday, September 22, 2017

After you’ve nailed down what type of job you’re looking for, it’s time to actually start that job search. When you’re looking for a part-time position, it can be overwhelming if you’re trying to find what you’re looking for when you’re looking at listings that also include full-time and temp work. The good news is that getting specific about what you and using the right tools can streamline your search so you can spend more time setting up those interviews.

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Portfolio Review Day

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Getting your work reviewed and making sure your portfolio will shine and speak for itself during a job interview, is not an easy task. That is why Career Services put together The Portfolio Review Day to prepare Digital Media students for a real job interview. Students had to present their portfolios in front of the recruiters and receive feedback. The companies reviewing students’ portfolios were Incision Network and The Creative Group.

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Feeling Out The Office Culture Before You Take The Job

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Congratulations! You scored the interview and are super-excited to showcase your skills and experience. Sometimes we’re so focused on simply landing the job, we forget to take that thought process a few steps further and imagine how we might actually fit in with a particular company’s office culture.

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Having A Social Media Presence Is Key To Your Job Search

Thursday, August 3, 2017

You’re likely well aware of the fact that potential employers scope out your social media profiles. In fact, over 70 percent of employers check you out when considering whether to hire you!

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How To Find The Perfect Job For You

Thursday, June 29, 2017

It may not always seem this way, but there are millions of jobs out there that need to be filled.  Conveniently, you need a job! So how do you meet your perfect match? 

First, you need to get clear on the types of jobs you’re looking for. Knowing what you want is an important step it’s easy to overlook when first beginning a job search.  Talking with a career counselor at your school can be incredibly helpful when figuring out how to refine your search and present yourself.

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Job Hunting? What NOT to do

Friday, June 16, 2017

If you’re on the hunt for a job this summer, you’ve likely got a whole checklist of must-do’s and best practices in your virtual back pocket. There are also a few things that you definitely should not do if you want to land a job. Being mindful about how you know (or don’t know) a potential connection is especially important, as is crafting a thoughtful “ask.

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Job-Hunting? Don’t Make These Social Media Mistakes

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

By now it’s no surprise that potential employers scope out your social media. You’re probably well aware of some of the most important ones to remove or hide (drunk pictures, for example), but there are a few important ones you may not have thought about. So yes, take down or remove tags on any pictures or posts where you’re under the influence, but also edit your profiles for grammatical errors, cursing, excessive selfies, and more.

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Get Your Resume Job Search-Ready

Monday, May 22, 2017

May is prime graduation season. Starting a job search this summer?

With thousands of students graduating and entering the workforce, competition is fierce, but you can increase your chances of scoring the interview and the job of your dreams by making sure your resume is in top shape. This article by Monster staff writer Lily Martis shares top tips for perfecting yours.

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