Encourage Your Student to Take Ownership of his/her Career!
The CareerParents program is designed to show you how important it will be for your student to take ownership of his/her career the minute he/she steps foot on campus. Our Career Center has a massive amount of career and professional development opportunities, as well as events that can lead to internships and jobs. Your role should be to encourage your student to invest time in exploring careers, building a career plan, learning job search skills, and expanding his/her professional network. Visit frequently and take advantage of the resources, videos, webinars, and discussions!
Essential Workbook provides exercises for each chapter that will help
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Your student should start working on their career strategy the minute they get on campus!If you have a student entering college or currently in college you have an opportunity to step in and encourage them to take ownership of their career exploration, career planning and job search strategy.To help you understand the issues your student will be facing after graduation and what he or she will need to know to get a job we’ve created 6 videos that will help you understand why your student needs to start working on their career plan, what they will need to know and even what mistakes they will make.Jump in and watch any of the videos, as much and often as you’d like!
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Building a career strategy involves more than creating a resume. In today’s competitive market it will take your son or daughter four years to explore career options, build a professional network and learn job search techniques.Yet studies show as many as 60 percent of graduating seniors will either not stop in the career center or visit less than twice their senior year!
The bottom line is clear. The vast majority of grads are clueless on how to find a job. That’s good news for your student if they’ve built a plan, bad news if your student doesn’t have a plan.
Learn the risks they face!
The job search process has dramatically changed in the past 10 years.The process has moved from being focused on newspapers and classified ads to an assortment of tools and strategies.
We’ll examine six major changes:
Your student will need to be aware of these changes if they are going to develop successful job search strategies.Join us to learn how to advise and coach your student on how dramatically the job search process has changed.
Searching for a job is not rocket science.
In fact it’s a pretty predictable technique that when done correctly will lead to the results one is looking for. But it takes, time and work to do it right.
We’ve mentioned before that the Department of Labor has indicated students today will have 11-14 jobs by the time they are 38. It only makes sense to learn how to do it right!
We’ll explore 7 strategies your student will need to employ and or master while in college. They include:
Each of these take time. One can’t learn them overnight.Join us to learn how you can help your student adapt these strategies and concepts.
Hard skills are traditionally viewed by employers to be those related to your student’s degree. Hard skills come from the curriculum, lectures, research and training students get from colleges that are required for them to graduate.Soft skills are not picked up in classes, but will be critical to his or her success in business. Research shows that only 15% of one’s success is determined by hard skills, while the remaining 85% of one’s success depends on soft skills.Yet, we don’t teach these in college.Learn what soft skills your student needs when they start their first job.
You are invited to participate in a monthly career educational series that will give you the knowledge you need to help your student develop a career plan, learn how to manage a career, and implement successful job search strategies. You will hear the latest career tips and strategies from career authors, coaches and hiring managers. This information will help you understand what your student will need to do while they are in college to prepare for their first professional job search.For scheduled and recorded presentations visit the Webinars tab and filter the webinar series for CareerParents.
Every year, millions of parents watch their son or daughter head off to college and every single one of them is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for their son or daughter but, each are quietly reserved about the roadblocks and issues their son or daughter will face and how they will handle them.Our CareerParents community is designed to give you an opportunity to ask career questions and gain input from each other.
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