Payton Gibo

Payton Gibo

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Maintaining rapport and building new relationships with employers is crucial to the success of meeting the students and employer's needs. By utilizing an incentive program, employers are less likely to forget about the relationship you have built with them already. 

This module reminded me to be an advocate for my students while also helping them become an advocate for themselves. Giving students skills to be autonomous in finding the right fit for them, will provide them with confidence for any future situations. 

When contacting employers, the career advisor must be aware of their timing, adjust to employers attitude for the day, and how to remain flexible when calling and speaking to a variety of different people. Depending on the cold, warm, or hot call, it is important that the advisor take notes for any future calls. 

This module discusses the importance of networking with employers as a career advisor. Helping out students find good jobs means that we also have to have positive relationships with outside employers as well. 

I thought this was a very important section as it reminded us how to add personal touches through online platforms. In order for us to be effective with our students, we need to communicate online the same way we would communicate in-person. This can be done by utilizing the ARCS model. 

This module reminded me of Motivational Interviewing techniques. Much of our responsibility is to elicit growth and excitement in our students by letting them be autonomous in their decision-making process. We need to use positive affirmations to help them continue on this difficult process of exploring the right career path for them. 

To be an effective career advisor, one must always exhibit good active listening skills through the use of silence and body language. When students feel heard and understood, they will most likely feel confident in their next steps. 


Unconditional positive regard can help build rapport with students and give them a safe space to voice any internal or external issues they may come across when job searching. By using active listening skills, students will feel validated in their experiences while also having the confidence to continue their job search. 

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