Webinar on career services at Luther Rice University

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Webinar on career services at Luther Rice University

  1. 1. New Career services and coaching available at Luther Rice Practical applications By John Roland, MDiv Director of Alumni Services & Student Success Twitter: @luther_rice or Email: jroland@lru.edu
  2. 2. Luther Rice Contact Information Employer registrationStudent registration Alumni registration
  3. 3. Review the long list of services available for your use through the career website. Be sure to take advantage of them. First step, create account
  4. 4. Create Access ID you can remember Create Password you can remember
  5. 5. Fill out the information they request so employers will have the information to contact you and know your qualifications.
  6. 6. Announce- ments from Luther Rice Jobs posted by LRU and approved by organizations/ churches Public jobs from Indeed.com Ability to upload and/or build resume on site. Public postings of internships Career advice Docs created by LRU and College Central Network Ability to add PDFs, Video links, recommend ations, newspaper clippings Free podcasts on all areas of career and job search
  7. 7. Keep your searches as broad as possible
  8. 8. Narrowed it simply by state Bottom part the page of previous slide
  9. 9. Presently 10 full-time jobs posted in Georgia at this time. Working hard to fill up the Luther Rice portion of the website.
  10. 10. Research the church staff. Do you know any of them? Ask for a recommendation Research the point of contact. Do you have any mutual connections?
  11. 11. Search the contact for the church/organiza- tion and search staff members I highly recommend LinkedIn. Outstanding networking tool
  12. 12. Pastor Search Committee Chair 3rd level from me. I would need to be introduced by others on Linkedin Study his resume for points of connection
  13. 13. Personally, I am an Eagle Scout and worked for the BSA for 5 years. I would emphasize that in a cover letter. Research your mutual connections. Ask best connected person to introduce you
  14. 14. Christian Career e-handbook (68 pages) available upon request to students and alumni. Luther Rice will assume the cost at this time.
  15. 15. Chapters: Intro, Getting Started, Assessment & Exploration, Research & Development. Scripture verses backing up each topic.
  16. 16. Chapters: Networking & Interviewing, Evaluating & Negotiating, Managing & Growing, Appendix. Scripture verses backing up each topic.
  17. 17. Click Alumni tab Hyperlink to the Career website
  18. 18. Articles about alumni in the news Articles for alumni to sharpen their skills in ministry
  19. 19. Articles for alumni to sharpen their skills in ministry
  20. 20. Articles about alumni in the news & events
  21. 21. Networking appointments • You have made connections via social media but finding a job is ALL about networking. • Surveys consistently find 80% of all jobs are found via networking. • Get out from in front of your computer and MEET people! • Contact people in your field and ask for an appointment to seek advice, information, and referrals. Don’t ask for a job. − A: Seek Advice − I: Request Information − R: Ask for referrals • Make it brief and ask if you can follow up later.
  22. 22. Available for coaching by phone or Skype Any questions??? By John Roland, MDiv Director of Alumni Services & Student Success Twitter: @luther_rice or Email: jroland@lru.edu Direct line 678-990-5276

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