Do you know how to impress future employers? Learning ways to prepare yourself in a professional manner is an important quality each student must accomplish before launching into the real world. Luckily here at the IU School of Public Health there will be a series of five workshops running on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. this fall that will cover all the skills necessary for entering into the workforce:
The Career Kickstart Series!
The first workshop on September 10th (TOMORROW) will focus on how to present yourself professionally with skills such as proper business etiquette and networking being covered. Employers like to hire people they can trust to do the best job, so a familiar face can make a difference. By attending the first workshop you will learn the ins and outs of networking and how to get your foot in the door.
Once you have your foot in the door, you will need the necessary application materials (resume, cover letter, and reference sheet) to apply for the position. The workshop on September 24th will cover these materials in detail providing you with information regarding what to include, how to tailor to a specific position, and how to format each of these application pieces to your specific industry or chosen position.
When an employer receives your application materials they often want to learn more about you and turn to the internet. The third workshop taking place on October 15th will focus on your online image. Employers can find you through Facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn, so you will always want to be ready with a professional online presence. This workshop will show you how to take control of your online image.
After networking, reading through the application, and researching your online image, the employer may decide they want you to come in for an interview. The interview is the focus of the October 29th workshop. The interview is a chance for you to stand out from the other applicants. In this workshop, you will go over proper attire and questions you may encounter in a real interview. You will also have the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills by answering some common interview questions.
If everything goes as planned, the employer will then offer you the job. The fifth and final workshop on November 5th will teach you how to evaluate a job offer and how to negotiate an offer. The workshop will also cover job offer terminology along with valuable lessons related to financial planning.
You are highly encouraged to participate in the Career Kickstart Series and make sure you are ready for your next job or internship search! Additionally, if you attend four of the five workshops you will receive an invitation to an EXCLUSIVE networking event with alumni and professionals in your industry of interest.
Jenny Agostino is a senior at Indiana University. She plans to graduate in May 2014 with a degree in Dietetics. After graduation Jenny hopes to complete a dietetic internship and obtain her license to practice as a registered Dietitian. She would also like to continue her education by attaining a Master’s degree in nutrition.
IUSPH Career Services
Job opportunities for Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job. They can assist you with:
•resume and cover letter preparation
•graduate school preparation