Career Steps Program
The College of Arts & Letters Career Steps Program is designed to engage students in on- and off-campus opportunities that emphasize skills obtained from a liberal arts education. The program helps undergraduate students prepare for their post college career and realize the direct connection between the valuable skills they gain from their liberal arts majors and those in high demand in the job market today.
Learn more about the Career Steps Program and its founders.
Online career resources
These days, job markets function mostly on internet-based systems. Increasing your understanding of what these systems offer and what they require of you is important in utilizing all of the resources at your disposal properly and effectively. You can also create accounts on three important job systems, and begin building your profiles there.
The Internet has brought us to places never imaginable just 20 years ago. So many on-line resources are available that the issue now is focusing on the most useful resources available. A local resource run by NAU’s Career Services is called Jobs For Jacks. And a resource that’s used by people all over the world is called LinkedIn. Check out NAU’s Career Services’ LinkedIn for specific information regarding this network and to get started.
Jobs for Jacks Accordion Closed
Jobs for Jacks is an online employment database exclusively available to NAU students. To create a profile on Jobs for Jacks, you need to create an account. Many employers wish to hire NAU students. Some employers post vacancies on Jobs for Jacks while others post general job descriptions with links to their home page where you may find vacancy announcements and specific application instructions for their organization. Make sure to search both vacancy announcements and organizations on Jobs for Jacks to find the most up-to-date listings. Pay particular attention to the organizations’ application instructions.
LinkedIn Accordion Closed
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn connects you to a broad network of professionals, allowing you to exchange knowledge, ideas and opportunities. LinkedIn profiles rise to the top of search results, letting you control the first impression people get when searching for you, so you need to be very careful about the impressions you create by what you post on-line. When looking for career opportunities, LinkedIn connects you to jobs, alumni and relevant groups. LinkedIn shows you who you know at listed companies and allows you to see jobs posted to the LinkedIn community. This is a great place to turn for new opportunities and to use to build your network.
Read this recent article to understand how increasingly important LinkedIn is becoming as it strives to turn the job market into a giant social network.
Watch this video on getting started with LinkedIn and then begin creating your own profile.
Once you have created your LinkedIn profile, begin to connect with friends, colleagues, professors, mentors, and others. Join groups relevant to your professional interest. Watch your network grow!
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