Career planning is developmental The Career Center is here to help you map your journey on the road to career success…
The steps you should take in your sophomore year in order to secure career-related experience (“C.R.E.”) are: 1. Draft or update your resume & have it approved. You should reach the milestone of writing an approved resume by January 1 of your sophomore year. The Career Center has many resources on our website to help you get started right from home! Download our Resume Guide or use Optimal Resume to help you. 2. Explore career fields. It is important to identify a career field in which you want to acquire experience. Visit the Career Center website and look at our Explore Career Options page. 3. Make an appointment at the Career Center Call the Career Center at x4346 or stop by the front desk to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued and to further discuss your C.R.E. options.
Career Center Workshops…we deliver! Gather your friends, club members or teammates and reserve a workshop to be presented in your dorm or building! Our workshops are designed to equip you with the skills necessary to achieve 3 milestones to gaining Career-Related Experience (C.R.E.): Get your resume done Learn how to interview Participate in a C.R.E. The Menu Choices Resume Writing Cover Letter Writing Obtaining Career-Related Experience Interviewing Skills Reservations required Contact Shannon at x4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org Minimum attendance: 10 Advanced notice: 2 weeks
The Road to Career Success Requires Planning Reach your MILESTONES with help from the Career Center: Get your RESUME done! by January 1 of your sophomore year Learn to INTERVIEW! by the end of your junior year Complete a C.R.E.! (career-related experience a.k.a internship) by the start of your senior year
The Power of Thank You Sending a thank you note after an interview is not just a matter of common courtesy, it can also help you to get the job you’re seeking. For instructions on how to craft your Thank You note, pick up a copy of our Cover Letter & Correspondence Guide in the Career Center library or download a copy from our website: www.hamilton.edu/college/career
Do it right! Even when everything about you screams “Hire me!” you’ll need a resume that gets you noticed. The Career Center has you covered with steps for creating your resume…
Create a draft of your resume using a Resume Guide or by using Optimal Resume (a free online service). Pick up a guide in our library or visit http://www.hamilton.edu/college/career/guides/resume/ 2. Make an appointment with a Peer Counselor to have your resume reviewed 3. Edit as needed and visit with a Peer Counselor again to make the final touches Pick up a guide today or log onto Optimal Resume and make the first impression the right impression!
Did you know the Career Center has its own library? You can peruse our selection of resources and even borrow a book or two if you need. From LSAT Prep Tests to Should I Join the Peace Corps?, we have a wide range of books! Simply visit the library (the room to your right), pick your items of interest and go to the front desk for check out.
Ready, set, NETWORK!! Networking is the process of developing personal contacts for the purpose of career exploration or job/internship assistance.
Networking can be done spontaneously by looking for opportunities to talk informally with others about your career interests. Good times for doing this might include: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks; holiday parties, travel, visiting friends and relatives, family reunions, etc. Asimple conversation about your interests may be a lead to a great networking contact!
Learn how to INTERVIEW! ATTENTION JUNIORS! Have you learned how to interview? To be successful in securing an internship before your senior year, the Career Center's expectation is that you will achieve an interviewing milestone by learning the techniques of successful interviewing before the end of your junior year.
The Career Center has the resources that are designed to help you prepare for an interview and to meet the "Interviewing Milestone.“ Visit our web page dedicated to Interviewing! http://www.hamilton.edu/college/career/guides/interview/ Interviewing Guide – Pick one up in our library or download a copy. Interviewing Podcast – Tune in & listen to our tips on how to conduct a successful interview. Optimal Interview - lets you practice interviewing skills with real-to-life, multi-media interview scenarios . Mock Interview - A practice interview with a career counselor. The interview is recorded and you can review it with your counselor. Contact us at x4346 to schedule your interview. Workshops – Keep your eyes open for Interviewing Skills workshops that are held through out the semester.
Learn more about interviewing attire and etiquette at the INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOP Wednesday, September 16th at 8:00pm Science Center G027 Sign up through HamNET!
What is this HamNET that the Career Center keeps talking about?
What is HamNET? HamNET is a jobs & events database where you can sign up for workshops, information sessions, etc. You will also find alumni driven internship opportunities posted especially for Hamilton students. All students are registered on HamNET when they enter the college in the Fall. Visit: http://www.hamilton.edu/college/career/ Click on HamNET LogIn & follow the instructions
Then you should attend the GRAD SCHOOL BASICS WORKSHOP Monday, September 14th 7:30pm at KJ Red Pit To sign up, log onto HamNET
Cannot make it to the Grad School workshop? No worries! Kaplan Testing will be on campus to offer practice exams on various dates. To view a schedule & register: Visit www.kaplan.com
Self assessment is the process of identifying and/or prioritizing your skills, values, and interests in order to choose a satisfying career. The Career Center has contracted with FOCUS, a self-exploration assessment tool. This product enables you to explore careers that match your profile. Register for your FREE account by going to www.hamilton.edu/college/career and clicking Assess your interests and skills
Searching for a job in the BUSINESS world is becoming increasingly competitive…
Find out how to get ahead of the competition by attending the JOB SEARCH FOR BUSINESS Workshop Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30pm in KJ Red Pit
Attention: Seniors Don’t miss out on this interviewing event: Eastern College Career Day (ECCD) an opportunity to interview for full-time, post-graduate opportunities with employers from the Boston/New England area. When: Friday, November 13thWhere:Back Bay Events Center, Boston APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5TH! How to apply: Visit the Career Center website at www.hamilton.edu/college/career Click on Job Listings, sign in Click on ECCD Boston Follow the eRecruiting link to the ECCD site where you can view employers, positions & apply for jobs. If chosen for an interview, you will attend the event in Boston. Questions? Contact Shannon at x4375 or email@example.com