January is the time to get ready for the Minnesota Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair. If you’ve missed the previous emails with tips 1-6 they can be found here.
Are you able to describe your top interests, skills, personality and values? The handouts and worksheets in your packet on pages 4 through 10 contain informal inventories that will help you learn more about yourself. Use this information to describe yourself and your career-related qualifications. Employers seek candidates who know how to describe themselves and their fit with the job or company culture. If you think additional assessment information would be useful, our career counselors are able to provide and interpret other career assessments to assist in identifying interests, skills, values, personality, and how these elements relate to your career. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Spend time learning more about occupations available in your major or career field. There are many related occupations within every career field. Are you able to give examples of titles or areas within an organization that would hire people with your career interests/skills? Use the Career Development Center’s website to research various occupations, or use the resources listed on page 11 to complete the worksheet on page 12 of your packet. Employers want you to tell them what you are interested in doing. Even if employers are not recruiting for specific jobs or internships at the Fair, they will get a better idea of your focus and may be able to refer you to another contact at their organization. Be sure to upload your resume to the fair website after you’ve registered, too!
Upcoming Seminars: all held in 124 MHC
- LinkedIn Parts I & II: Friday, January 20th at 11:30
- LinkedIn Part I (the basics): Monday, January 23 at 10:00
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Thursday January 26th at 12:00 and January 30th at 11:00
- Effective Interviewing: Monday January 23rd, at 12:00
- Job Fair Success Tactics–
- Thursday January 26th at 10:00am
Appointments and pop-in hours offered daily. Call 651-962-6761 for times.