Going through a career transition can be tough, ambiguous and often stressful. Are you thinking of a career change? Or do you just need a refresher on developing effective resumes and cover letters or sharpening your interview skills? Whatever the need, CPP will provide the one-on-one interaction our alumni deserve.
Career and personal assessments consider skills, values, interests, personality traits and other factors to help determine potential career paths. An assessment can help you explore your interests and possibilities as you consider a career transition. Knowing what you bring to the table in terms of skills and strengths while also understanding what you like and dislike are excellent ways to navigate a potential career transition.
It is important that you work one-on-one with an advisor to determine which assessment will give you the most effective information to help in your career decisions. Call our office to talk with, or meet with, a career counselor.
Resumes & Cover Letters
If you’ve been in your professional field/industry for a while, it may have been some time since you have updated your resume. Make sure that you are identifying your skills and successes in the workplace to ensure the effectiveness of your resume. If you are in the local area, you can drop by between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, for a resume review with our trained Peer Career Advisors and/or professional staff. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor by logging into your Handshake account.
Resume and Cover Letter Guide provides details on how to write an effective resume and cover letter. This guide walks you through the basics of what to include, formats, effective words to use, do’s and don’ts and real world examples. Also available are sample resume guides and sample letters.
Has it been a while since you last interviewed? Do you need a refresher? We’ve got your back! All it takes is some practice to get comfortable again in the interview setting. Below are resources that will help you gain the confidence and understanding you need to sell your strengths and get that job offer, even in a whole new profession.
Mock Interviews are the best method for fine-tuning your interviewing skills. A counselor will treat you as if you are in an actual interview with questions related to your field. The interview will be reviewed, pointing out highlights and areas for improvement which will give you actionable items to takeaway.