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Career services powerpoint

  1. 1. CAREER SERVICES RONAN 240
  2. 2. • College is not just about completing credits, it’s about getting involved on campus • Career Services can help you to discover resources and create beneficial relationships at CMU • Involvement in areas relevant to your career interests should start as early as freshman year
  3. 3. REACH
  4. 4. MOCK Interview Program
  5. 5. eRecruiting cmich.experience.com
  6. 6. An employer looks over an applicant’s résumé for an average of _____ seconds to ______ minute(s) when initially looking over the material.
  7. 7. A corporate résumé for a recent graduate should consist of ONE page. A higher education, or K12 résumé can consist of TWO or more pages.
  8. 8. • Format • Start with the basics – Name and contact info • Education – School, location, type of degree – Major/minor(s) and expected graduation – GPA: 3.0/4.0 (if above 3.0)
  9. 9. • What should be included on a résumé? • Experience, involvements, volunteer, and extracurricular activities can be known as … Professional Development • If you received payment for a service, classify it as…. Employment
  10. 10. • Each experience should include 3-5 bullet points… • Each bullet point should be more than a vague statement… • Each bullet point should have… – Beginning (power word) – Middle (who/what did you work for/with) – End (why did you do this?)
  11. 11. Example Instead of.. • Waited on guests We say… • Utilize effective time management and multitasking skills to give guests an ideal experience at the establishment
  12. 12. Example Instead of.. • Answer phones We say… • Communicate with customers regularly to address needs, problem solve, and provide friendly customer service
  13. 13. • • • • Attention to Detail! Tenses: Past vs. Present Dates: Month, year Don’t use pronouns (I, my, he, she, they, etc.) Spelling/grammar
  14. 14. You’re a professional! • Have a solid handshake… not too firm, but still strong and confident! • Attend networking events; practice makes perfect! • Utilize all opportunities to professionally develop yourself.
  15. 15. Networking • Be prepared for an event… – Multiple copies of resumes – 30 second elevator pitch – Awareness of your surroundings – Do research and ask questions
  16. 16. Online Networking: LinkedIn • Connect! – With alums & professionals – Join groups! (Industry, Educational, Demographic, etc.) • Asking for a connection? – Delete the default message and make the message (and subject) personalized – Inform the person how you have interacted with them and why you feel it is important to connect with them – Short and to the point messages, please!
  17. 17. Get Connected! Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn Career Services * Ronan 240 * careers@cmich.edu * 774-3068

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