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    • Career Exploration: Keys to future success! James Barraclough Career Services Specialist
    • Why should you care?
      • Spend great deal of time/money at Washburn
      • What are you going to do after graduation?
      • Takes 6-9 months of active searching to find a position
      • Takes 2-4 years to build your resume!
    • Career Services
      • Online job posting website - FREE
      • Resume/cover letter assistance
      • Mock interviews
      • Part-time jobs/internships
      • Job search strategies
    • Events
      • Career Fair – every September/February
        • February 18, 2009
        • 10:00am to 2:00pm in Lee Arena
        • Workshops – all in Cottonwood Room, Union
          • Feb. 9 – Optimal Resume, Noon – 1:00pm
          • Feb. 12 – Networking at the Career Fair, 12:30 – 1:30pm
      • Health Care Career Fair – in October
      • Education Interview Day – every December/March
    • Career Research
      • Research fields you are considering
        • Find Out:
          • Daily responsibilities
          • Job outlook/supply vs. demand
          • Working environment/hours
          • Salary/benefits
          • Continuing education requirements/opportunities
          • Career advancement
    • Career Research
      • Occupational Outlook Handbook
        • US Department of Labor
        • http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
        • Lists information on over 250 occupations
          • Training and education needed
          • Earnings
          • Expected job prospects
          • What workers do on the job
          • Working conditions
    • Other Resources
      • Family
      • Faculty
      • Advisors
      • Employers
      • Will help you network for jobs/be your REFERENCES in your job search!
      • How else can you get information?
    • What Employers Want
      • Almost 75% of employers prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience
      • Almost 20% prefer to hire candidates with any type of work experience.
      • (NACE Research, Job Outlook 2007, National Association of Colleges and Employers)
    • What Employers Want
      • GPA is important!
        • Employers frequently screen college candidates by GPA
        • Most common cutoff is:
          • 3.0/4.0
        • (NACE Research, Job Outlook 2007, National Association of Colleges and Employers)
    • What Employers Want
      • Communication (verbal/written)
      • Honesty/integrity
      • Interpersonal skills
      • Motivation/initiative
      • Strong work ethic
      • Teamwork skills
      • Computer skills
      • Analytical skills
      • Flexibility/adaptability
      • Detail-oriented
      • (NACE Research, Job Outlook 2007, National Association of Colleges and Employers)
    • What YOU can do!
      • Get involved in student organizations/professional associations
      • Volunteer/work part-time in your field of interest
      • Get to know your professors
      • Build and maintain positive working relationships with your supervisors/employers
    • What YOU can do!
      • Attend Career Fairs, speak with many employers
      • Practice your interview skills
      • Have Career Services help with resume
      • Know the salary range, ask for what you are worth!
      • Do your research!
    • Career Services Can Help!
      • James Barraclough
        • Career Services Specialist
        • Morgan 123
        • 670-1450
        • [email_address]