Archive for September, 2010

Employers at Your Doorstep!

Posted on September 24, 2010 with No Comments

Employers visit UVM every semester looking to hire for entry level positions.  It is a great way to get some face time with a hiring manager and potentially get your foot in the door at a great organization.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. Check out who is coming to campus on Catamount Job Link.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter.
  3. Prepare for an interview.  You will be notified if you are offered an interview prior to the employers on-campus visit.  Research the company, and practice interviewing techniques.  Make an appointment with a career counselor for a mock interview.
  4. Follow up. If you receive an interview, send a thank you email afterwards.

Keep checking our calendar for who’s coming to campus next.

Career Services is here to assist you in the process of successfully meeting employers and interviewing.

Wanted: Part-time Job. 4 Ways to Approach Your Search.

Posted on September 14, 2010 with No Comments

Many students are returning to campus with the same question in mind, how can I find a part-time job? With the number of students vs. the number of jobs, competition is steep. How can you approach your search creatively to maximize your outcome? Here are 4 tips to help you get started:

  1. Be flexible! Burlington is a small city and has a great public transportation system, so consider looking off campus to find opportunities. Seven Days, Catamount Job Link, Indeed
  2. Be proactive! Visit locations of interest rather than just responding to job ads via email – University Mall, Vermont Business links, Burlington Town Center, local grocery stores
  3. Talk to people! Let everyone know that you are looking for a job and ask if they know of any available openings. Talk with friends, faculty, staff, or anyone whom you may cross paths with, like a cashier at a grocery store.
  4. Use social media! For example, follow interesting organizations on Twitter

If you have any questions or need help with your resume, please contact UVM Career Services!

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Imagine Explore Prepare

Posted on September 10, 2010 with No Comments

Great careers are made up of jobs that offer you both challenges and rewards.  Start that journey as early in your academic career as you can.  Here are 4 important steps you can start with today and continue throughout school and your career.

  1. Identify your unique gifts—values, interests and skills
  2. Imagine possible career options that use your gifts: What can I do with a major in…?, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net
  3. Explore the realities of those fields through excellent networking, and experience.  Use your experience to learn more about yourself and hone your career interests
  4. Prepare a comprehensive strategy and outstanding materials: resume, “elevator speech”, letters, interview and responses

Career Services is here to help you through each stage of this process. Learn it now and have the keys to manage your career successfully throughout your life.

Pamela

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