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Resumes & Interviews & The Job Fair, Oh My!

You’re receiving this email because you are either registered for the 2018 MNPC Job and Internship fair next week, or you’ve attended an orientation session.

If you have NOT yet registered, the deadline is WEDNESDAY February 21st at 4pm!

There are several events and resources you can use this week to help you prepare for the fair! You won’t want to miss out – we promise!

Reps and Resumes

Interview Stream

Need more interview or elevator pitch practice prior to the big job fair or on campus interviews?  Try Interview Stream, a new 24/7 online video platform where you can tape your responses to interview questions. Choose from over 7,000 questions, select from a specific job category or record the general questions we have chosen for you.  Playback and videotape as often as you like.  Want feedback?  Send your recording to a career counselor for review at career@stthomas.edu. You can access Interview Stream from the Career Development Center website or click on this link.

It is fast, easy and it works!

Success Tactics

Presenting yourself successfully at a Fair involves knowing how to assertively introduce yourself and your qualifications. After attending this seminar you will have prepared an “elevator introduction” and know how to ask employers for more in-depth interview time.

The last Success Tactics Seminar held before the Fair will be on February 22 from 12-1:00 in the Career Development Resource Center – MHC 124! Register here!

Expanded Pop-Ins

This week we will be offering extended pop-in times for QUICK resume and cover letter reviews, as well as simple job fair questions. Each pop-in lasts 10-15 minutes, and they are always first-come-first-served! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the end of the pop-in hour for your best chance to get in!

Monday, February 19: 9-11:00 and 3-4:00

Tuesday, February 20: 10-12:00 and 2-4:00

Wednesday, February 21: 10-11:00 AND 1-3:00

Thursday, February 22:  9-11:00 and 2-4:00

Friday, February 23: 9-12:00 and 2-3:00

General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair, Pro-Tip

Use your Holiday Break wisely!

As the official end of Finals is upon us (hooray!) we want to send you all a friendly reminder of how you can be using your Holiday Break wisely! (Besides eating cookies and watching Netflix…)

  1. Edit and update your resume. You can use our resume packet for guidance, and then schedule an appointment for a resume review when the Career Development Center opens again on January 3rd!
  2. Conduct informational interviews. If you’ve ever even wondered for a second what, exactly, Aunt Sally does as an Actuary, or how Grandpa Larry became a Lawyer, the holiday season is a great time to have those conversations! Not only will you learn a lot, but you’ll make the dinner table conversations a lot less awkward. (Or at least make them awkward in a different way!)
  3. Get ready for The Fair. If you’re not already registered for the 2018 Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair, fear not, registration will re-open in January. While you’re relaxing, check out the fair website for the list of employers attending. Start making your “list” of employers you’d like to visit, and if any of them have open positions they’ll be hiring for at the fair, get your resume and cover letter ready to apply!
  4. Think about what you’re going to do next summer. While June may seem like a long way off, it’s never too early to think about how you’re going to spend your summer. From taking classes, to interning, studying abroad, volunteering or working, we can help you get a plan together. Start brainstorming now, and come see us in January!

We ARE open in January (and a lot less busy than when the semester starts in February!) so schedule an appointment or call for pop-in times, our number is (651)-962-6761!

Have a joyous holiday break!

Career Development Center

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Pro Tip #2: Resume books in Tommie Careers

TommieCareers recently updated the Resume Books section of their website. It is now easier than ever to publish your resume for potential employers to see. We have created a video highlighting the use of resume books but you may find the information below or even the Resume Book PDF Handout helpful as well.

Resume Books are one more way for you to get your name in front of employers with positions to fill. You can include your resume in a related resume book for employers to browse when they contact the Career Development Center.

1. Log into TommieCareers

Go to tommiecareers.stthomas.edu/students and log in using your UST NetID and password. Alumni without a current NetID may request an account for TommieCareers.

2. Upload your Resume

  1. Select the Documents tab and choose Add New.
  2. Label the document and select Resume for Document Type.
  3. Click Browse, choose the correct document from your computer, then click Open (.doc or .docx format recomended).
  4. Click Upload.

Publish your Resume

  1. From the Documents tab, select the Resume Book sub-tab.
  2. From the list of resume books, choose the best one based on your interests. Select your resume from the drop down list on the right. (If you have multiple resumes, this is where having a distinguishing name for each comes in handy.)

You may publish your resume in more than one book as long as you have interest and qualifications.

Removing a Published Resume

Whether you realize you put your resume in the wrong book or you just want to remove it from employer view, you can always remove your resume.

  1. Locate the Documents tab, then the Resume Book sub-tab.
  2. Click on the “X” next to your selected resume.