In today's educational landscape, career services professionals must help diverse student populations navigate through a complex, highly competitive labor market. This group is for career services personnel who wish to discuss and hone the skills necessary to help students become gainfully employed in a 21st century economy. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

 


Join Group

Considerations for Distance Coaching | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Connectedness is key.  Students need to know that their  career coaches have heard, understood, and plan to work diligently to provide them services they need.  Helping students...

Career Coaching in Action | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Flipping the script and asking students what they would advise is a good method to get them to come up with several options for job seeking methods.

Career Coaching Preparation | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Providing constructive feednack to students is important.  Paraphrasing or restating what they say helps them see that you are actively listening to their concerns,

Career Coaching Fundamentals | Origin: CS113 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Listening and  understanding students is critical.  It is important that they understand that sending out a lto of job applications does not ensure getting a job,  They need to focus...

Professional Digital Presence | Origin: CS107 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Both a presentation resume and a video resume are important.  A presentation resume can be in the form of a powerpoint.  Video resumes are live recordings and can add a more personal touch.

Online Reputation Management | Origin: CS107 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Promote online presence in multiple formats to push out any negative pst.

Career Marketing Concepts | Origin: CS107 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Teaching students to focus on key words when job searching is critical.  Students need to make sure not to focus on quantity but quality.

Understanding the Web | Origin: CS107 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Companies check websites to look for potential employees.  Some people have lost opportunities for jobs because of negative information on their profile pages.  The internet is an excellent...

Resume and Interview | New discussion by Deirdre Parker Jackson

Making sure that the cover letter matches the resume is critical.  Making sure to remain positive and keep eye contact is critical during the interview.

Entering the Workforce | Origin: CS102 | New comment by Deirdre Parker Jackson

The 5 keys to success are valuable.  I will make sure to remind students to respond to area of weakness questions as areas that they need to improve.