Welcome To The Career Center

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  • 1. Career planning is developmental
    The Career Center is here to help you map your journey on the road to career success…
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 sshannon@hamilton.edu
    Minimum attendance: 10
    Advanced notice: 2 weeks
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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…
  • 7. 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!
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Ready, set, NETWORK!!
    Networking is the process of developing personal contacts for the purpose of career exploration or job/internship assistance.
  • 10. 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!
  • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. The Career Center presents…
  • 14. 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!
  • 15. What is this HamNET that the Career Center keeps talking about?
  • 16. 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
  • 17. ARE YOU CONSIDERING GRADUATE SCHOOL?
  • 18. Then you should attend the
    GRAD SCHOOL BASICS WORKSHOP
    Monday, September 14th
    7:30pm at KJ Red Pit
    To sign up, log onto HamNET
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21.
  • 22. Searching for a job in the BUSINESS world is becoming increasingly competitive…
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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 sshannon@hamilton.edu