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1 Nicole Green Campus Recruiting & Employer Relations Coordinator KUC 328 | The mission of the Career Development Center is to prepare and engage students in a comprehensive career development process with a focus on lifelong learning. This is accomplished by providing innovative resources and integrated technology, which will assist students to effectively transition from an academic setting into their career field.

2 Career Cluster Advising Advising based on 16 career clusters instead of 80+ majors. I advise on…16 career clusters – Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources – Architecture and Construction – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math – Manufacturing Job function vs. major: What do you want to do? Career Cluster Advisors available for in-depth questions.

3 Career Cluster Advising

4 Three Core Areas 1.Campus Recruiting Program  Job Posting  On-Campus Interviewing  Career Fairs 2.Student Employment Program 3.Job Search Program

5 Virtual Career Center Available 24/7, the Virtual Career Center is your first point service.

6 Lightning JobSource All employment opportunities: Full-time Part-time (on- and off-campus) Internship and co-op (paid/unpaid, credit/non-credit) On-campus Interviews Employer Profiles Workshop Info and RSVP Practice Interviewing

7 Register with LJS Open an account at: Click on logo and link on the right Click on Students Click Register to fill out the form Read the Use Statement After submitting, the CDC will create your account and you will receive an with your username and password Please allow 1-2 business days for this to occur!

8 Mock Interview Program Practice interviewing skills Available through Lightning JobSource 1.Use personal web cam OR 2.Self-schedule a time to use Career Center PC and webcam umm… like… y’know... Login to LJS

9 Quick Service Programs Walk-In Advising Program Fall 2010 Drop off:Pick up: By noon on Mon.After noon on Wed. By noon on Wed.After noon on Fri. By noon on Fri.After noon on Mon. Fall 2010 FromTo Tuesday9 a.m.11 a.m. Wednesday10 a.m.12 p.m. Thursday2 p.m.4 p.m.

10 Workshops and Presentations Weekly Career Workshops Lightning JobSource Resumes & Cover Letters Job Searching Interviewing Presentations Faculty/Class Student organizations Campus departments Login to LJS to view details and RSVP

11 Peer Career Advisors Inaugural Class of Peer Career Advisors from left to right: Lana Tingle - Sophomore in RIM, concentration in Music Business Stephen West (sitting)- Senior in RIM, concentration in Writing Adam Emerson (standing) - Junior in Psychology & International Relations, Russian Studies minor Sonya Leak - First year grad student in Education Administration and Supervision

12 Advice from Professionals Raider Professional Network Employer-in-Residence – Verizon Wireless Alumnus-in-Residence – Laura Filtness, MTSU, M.Ed. Professional Counseling

13 Six Steps to Career Success The Career Success Plan: Preparing for future career goals: ASSESSING your interests, values and skills EXPLORING your career options and academic majors BUILDING your job-search skills EXPERIMENTING by gaining related experience IMPLEMENTING your plan PRACTICING life-long career management

14 Experience is important! Major Interview skills Other qualifications College Experience Appearance Computer skills GPA 44% 17% 18% 10% 5% 4% 1% Hiring criteria

15 Over 220 Student Organizations here at MTSU! Types of Organizations: Honor Societies Fraternities/Sororities Professional Organizations Sports Clubs/Teams Political Groups Human Interest Groups Benefits of involvement: Development of leadership skills Meeting new people with similar interests Eases the transition into college Employers look for extracurricular activities Strengthens professional and interpersonal skills GET INVOLVED!

16 Why is Networking Important? Establishes a connection A referral generates 80% more results than a cold call Two-thirds of new hires did not respond to an opening posted on the Internet, anywhere

17 The Law of 250 Every person knows as least 250 people Each of your contacts knows at least 250 people – that’s 62,500 at your 2 nd level Each of your 2 nd level contacts knows 250 people – that’s over 15,000,000

18 Corollary to Law of 250 Typically not your 1 st level contact that eventually hires you – contact will probably be 2, 3 or 4 levels deep Some sociologists have found that “acquaintances are more likely than family members to give individuals direct information and to recommend them for opportunities.” Mark Granovetter, “The Strength of Weak Ties”

19 4 Layers of Separation Level 1 Contact Level 2 Contact Level 3 Contact Level 4 Contact Your Friend Alice Alice’s Uncle Bill Bill’s Friend Carol Carol’s Boss David You

20 Tips and Techniques Assert yourself positively Ask good questions Be a good listener Present yourself attractively Be viewed as knowledgeable or skillful in a particular area Show interest in empowering others Develop Interpersonal Skills

21 Say what? “May I ask for your advice?” Develop a 10-second sound bite Expand to a 30-second elevator pitch Prepare a set of opening lines – Statements/questions for career fairs, parties, professional association meetings, etc. Practice, practice, practice

22 I’m sure Mom’s proud survey of 1100 employers by CollegeGrad.com 26% of employers used the internet to research potential candidates 12% of those were led to social networking sites 51% of those did not hire a candidate based on what they found 63% of those viewing social sites did not hire based on what was found!

23 I’m sure Mom’s proud... My data may be old but…

24 Fall Career Fair Wednesday, October 13, am-3pm | Murphy Center, Track Level Log in to LJS to view a current list of registrants and what positions and majors they are recruiting Log in to LJS

25 Getting Started 1.Register with CDC’s Lightning JobSource. 2.Review info in the Virtual Career Center. 3.Utilize Quick-Service options: Document Drop Walk-In Advising 4.Attend a seminar. 5.Schedule appointment with Career Cluster Advisor for more advanced questions.

26 One more time… Walk-In Advising Program Fall 2010 Drop off:Pick up: By noon on Mon.After noon on Wed. By noon on Wed.After noon on Fri. By noon on Fri.After noon on Mon. Fall 2010 FromTo Tuesday9 a.m.11 a.m. Wednesday10 a.m.12 p.m. Thursday2 p.m.4 p.m.

27 Questions? K. Nicole Green Campus Recruiting & Employer Relations Coordinator KUC 328  615/ 


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