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What is Career Services anyway?
If you don’t have a clue what Career Services is, then you’ve seriously been living in a cave. They’re the department that helps you get a job. You know a real job, a place of employment where you get to use your acquired skills and where a company hires you because you have skills. And I’m not talking about running a cash register or flipping burgers.
Let’s face it; landing a job or career is why you signed up to further your education, isn’t it? If that’s the case, then doesn’t it make sense to start in the Career Services department?
I promised in my last blog I’d help you create an action plan, so go get a pencil and paper and write this down. Or type it in your smart phone, but I like the old school approach here. The actual writing is incredibly empowering, not to mention it incorporates a number learning styles (my former teaching colleagues are smiling now at the last part of that sentence).
Step 1 – Contact Career Services
Seriously, it’s that simple. They’ll work with you for FREE, that’s right, free. Let’s take a look at just a few services they’ll guide you through:
- Generating a cover letter
- Creating a sharp, professional resumes
- Gathering professional references
- Making employee contacts
- Completing follow-up calls
- Learning how to properly network
The Career Services department shares over 40 years of experience in everything the job hunt requires.
Plus, they know people who want to hire IntelliTec graduates. I simply don’t have enough room on this blog to talk about all the assistance Career Services offers.
In case you have any doubts, let me provide you with a link that is an incredible resource…and it’s free.
This is only one tool, but trust me; if you stop by Career Services they’ll have dozens more to fit your individual needs.
Here’s how something like this works for the rest of the world:
- The website has free, but limited information and tools for the average Joe.
- In order for him to get the full benefit of the site he’d pay to join or hire a career coach who pays to have access to Optimal Resume. That cost is then passed on to him, where he could expect to pay around $150.00 for a resume and an initial career coaching session.
- That’s just the beginning of the slippery slope, because what’s a resume without interviewing and networking guidance? Can you say cha-ching?
The 5 Ps:
If you’re a current or former member of the military you know exactly what this stands for: “Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” Many of you may know this with a 6th “P”, but that’s not important right now.
What is important, extremely important, is:
- When you start your education with IntelliTec, immediately contact Career Services, and what you’ll find is a group of men and women whose #1 goal is to help you find employment.
Next up: How following the 12 Steps of “Latte’s Anonymous” can help pay for college.