Career Facilitator

Welcome to Southwestern's Career Center!

News Flash: Hiring Forum on April 27th, 2016 from 2-5:30PM!

 

Tools here can help you make key decisions whether you’re deciding on a degree, looking for an internship, or preparing for job search. Spend some time exploring, learning about yourself and all the great resources at your fingertips!

Know yourself:  Click Start to get started.

Find your way. Click Discover to chart your course to a degree.

Get some help. Click Navigate to learn about Southwestern’s resources.

Do the work. Click Prepare for resume, cover letter, and other tools.

Go for the job. Click Apply for links to job postings and local placement services.

After you've explored on your own, reach out for some great practical help: practice your interviewing skills, check out InterviewStream and then come see us in Stensland Hall, inside Student Services, and we will get you access to online mock interviewing. We can also help you access the Oregon Career Information System or sign up to take the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC).

Interviewstream OCIS NCRC

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Career Blog:

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  • 04/26/2016 in Live It Blog

    Why is social media a must for your job search?

    By Teri Grier We have to recognize that social media plays an important role in building our workforce. That includes both the employer and the job seeker. Today, Millennials account for 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , and they will account for 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials have grown up texting, tweeting, pinning, posting, following and friending and Gen X and even the Boomers are getting on board. Given that this group...
  • 04/18/2016 in Live It Blog

    Are Cover Letters Passé?

    By Teri Grier I don’t know how this myth that cover letters are “old school” was started but you need to know that a cover letter can be the difference between your application moving forward or being tossed in the trash! As a hiring manager for over 10 years and a career coach for the last six, I’ve always been a big fan of Cover Letters. I believe that they are a powerful tool for job seekers and to make their application packet stand out and secure an interview. The cover letter is the...
  • 04/08/2016 in Live It Blog

    What is Your Resume Saying About You?

    By Teri Grier Today’s resumes need to be less about lists of job responsibilities and more about telling your story so that it demonstrates how your skills add value to the organization. Additionally, you have to use a tone that resonates with the reader and makes you memorable. After all, you only have about six seconds to grab their attention. That is right – six seconds. This was confirmed in a 2012 study using hiring professionals. Investigators used eye-tracking technology to record where...
  • 03/24/2016 in Live It Blog

    Two Keys for Creating a Tipping Point Toward Positive Change

    By Teri Grier Creating a “tipping point” towards positive change requires that you recognize need for change and then develop a plan of action to tip movement in a positive direction. In our professional lives, in particular, we create tipping points unconsciously that usually move us in directions we do not want to go, but we have the power to consciously and positively change directions. We all want to be thought of as more than competent in the workplace and in the classroom. That said, our...
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