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Overview of CDC Services

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“A dream, a plan and a purposeful career for

EVERY

University of Arkansas student”

Self
Assessments

work interests
leisure interests
personality
skills
work values
Assess 5 Areas
What career choices fit with my personality? How can I improve my chances for getting a job?
What's my personality?
Discover, develop, and apply your talents for academic, personal, and career success.
Schedule an appointment or join PDI today!
Resume Reviews
Cover Letter Reviews
Mock Interviews
Job Search
Career Assessment Results
Graduate School Counseling
PDI Coaching
Job Offer Negotiation
Choose a Major
Graduate Student Counseling
www.career.uark.edu
You will

1. Name services
and resources
offered by the
Career
Development
Center

be able to:
2. Write a resource or service you will use to help you meet your career goals.

AKA: Career Action Plan
PDI
Help! You didn't get into your program and now you want to change your major. The problem is you're not sure which major to choose.
"How to
choose a
Major" video
"What
can I do
with a
major in..."
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor or join PDI
Watch the video below.
Taking a career assessment will help these students discover their interests and connect them with possible majors. Name one career assessment that the CDC offers.
You're older brother graduated college a year ago, but still doesn't have a job and lives at home with mom and dad.

What major CDC service could you use to decrease your chances of this happening to you?
You've decided you want to major in Kinesiology, but can't decide between becoming an athletic trainer or physical therapist.

Take the Career Exploration Class VAED 1011
Read about Informational Interviewing and conduct one
Research Occupations using these websites
Join PDI
You're a junior and you recently found an internship you want to apply for. The problem is you've never created a resume.
Optimal Resume
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related

to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Create a LinkedIn Profile
Network with professionals
Answer: Join PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Create a LinkedIn Profile
Network with professionals
You created your resume, but would like someone to give it a second look. Who is a good person to contact?
Schedule a Resume Review appointment
with a career counselor
Arkansas Union Office
Nola Holt Royster Suite 607
Phone 479.575.2805

Stop by the CDC on Resume Review Walk-in days
Join PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related
to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Create a LinkedIn Profile
Network with professionals
In order to increase your chances of being hired quickly after you graduate, it's best to get some related experience to put on your resume.
Apply to part-time & full-time jobs, internships and co-op positions
Just for UA students
Free job search
Post your resume using Resume Book
Connect with employers
View the "Job Search Process" webpage
Attend UA Job Fairs
Join PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Create a LinkedIn Profile
Network with professionals
Watch "Job Search" videos or browse job search A-Z links by major
Use
You've been considering Graduate School, but you're not sure you're ready for more schooling and you're worried about getting in.
Watch the "Applying to Graduate & Professional Schools" Presentation
Research Graduate Schools
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor
Resume Tips & Samples

PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Network with professionals
Create/Save your resumes & cover letters easily
View hundreds of samples and examples
Share your resume using ResumeGPS or build a resume website
Resume Building
Resources
Join
Join PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Network with professionals
As a member of PDI, the CDC encourages you to participate in as many career-related experiences as you can to build your resume.
Name three ways you can gain experience related to your major while in college.
Possible
Answers
Internships/
Co-ops
Leadership
Roles
Student
Government
Membership
Civic or Community Participation
Volunteer
Job related to career goals
Study or Work Abroad
Service-Learning Project
Professional Conference Presentations
Research
Write down 5 skills or strengths that you possess.
View the "Interview Tips" page
View the "Interview Tips" videos
Schedule a mock interview with a career counselor
Practice interviewing
using Optimal Resume
Join PDI
The saying "It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know" rings very true for finding a job after graduation.
Join
LinkedIn
Attend an Employer Information Session
Attend a Career Fair
Attend the Diversity Networking Event
Join PDI
Receive individual career coaching
Create a Career Action Plan
Discover your strengths & career interests
Interview a professional in a career field of interest
Create/Revise a professional resume & cover letter
Find jobs, internships, or graduate schools related to your career interests
Get career-related experience to add to your resume
Practice/Improve your interview skills
Create a LinkedIn Profile
Network with professionals
Before watching the video, write down 2 things you
would do to prepare for an interview.
Which would you rather have?
This?
That?
OR
www.career.uark.edu
You've created your resume, but now you need a cover letter.
Cover
Letter
Tips
Read the "Cover Letters" page
Look at Sample Cover Letters
Schedule a Cover Letter Review appointment with a career counselor or join PDI
Where are you now?
What do you want in a career?
479.575.2805
What Would
You Do?

What would you do to ease your fears about graduate school?
What would you
do to help
you learn more about these careers?

Interview
Tips
What would you do to build connections?
What is the purpose of a cover letter?
The purpose of the cover letter and resume package is to motivate the employer to take action and invite you for an interview.

A cover letter should:
catch the reader's attention
convince the reader
compel the reader to act
Name 5 things you would include in a resume.
What would you do to find a job or internship?
What would you do to help you decide on a new major?
Use Optimal Resume
Now you can save and create cover letters!
Which would you choose?
UA majors
list from
the catalog
of studies
The first step in the career planning process is to figure out who you are by knowing your unique skills, abilities, and strengths.

occupations
work activities
leisure activities
school subjects
Assess your interests in:
Spring 2015: Wednesdays
9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Interview: Dos & Don'ts
Review your resume! Find at least 5 mistakes on this resume.
Before you leave, please complete our quick survey!
http://goo.gl/Kvo3bX
Top 10 Skills Employers Want:

www.facebook.com/UACareer

U of A CDC
@UARK_CDC

Now Offering LinkedIn Profile Reviews and Photo Sessions!
Reserve a Skype Interview Room!
Unprofessional Email
Missing bracket
Vague Objective
Note: Objectives are being replaced by "Professional Summary" and "Summary of Skills" sections
High School not necessary after freshman year
GPA lower than 3.0
Degree/Major should be listed first, then college
Listed Graduation Date Twice
Note: Formatting should be consistent throughout
Should say "Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Communication"
Most recent education should be listed first.
Employers know this already. Not necessary.
Dates Misaligned, inconsistent, and not listed in reverse chronological order.
Bullet points start with "I."
Periods should be removed.
Listed duties instead of accomplishments.
Misspellings
Formatting Inconsistencies and city, state missing
Used first person language (I, me, my, etc.)
Grammatical Errors
Formatting should stay the same throughout
Have a Skype or Phone Interview coming up and need a quiet place away from distractions?

University of Arkansas Career Development Center (CDC)

LinkedIn Profile Reviews
LinkedIn Photo Session
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