The Great Career Fantasy University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theories of the Interview “The Assignment” Your Mission… What do you want to be? Where do you want to go? Do you have the education, skills and experience to get there? If not, how will you gain the necessary education, skills and experience? Step One: Goals Focus on professional goals, but personal goals may impact professional goals What are your Interests, Skills, Values? - What do you enjoy? - What are you good at? - What is important to you? Select your ideal occupation Step One: Goals, Continued How will this occupation fulfill your goals & complement your values? What are the typical, day-to-day activities of the position? What are the training, advancement opportunities and typical career progressions for this career/field? Provide information about salary and the job outlook Step Two: Graduate School & Continuing Education Identify and describe two options for graduate, professional or technical school programs or related training. Explain how these programs or certificaitons would assist you in meeting your goals (professionally and/or personally) Step Three: Search for Positions Research and select three separate organizations that could be potential employers for you. Explain how these employers will allow you to meet your goals. Why did you select these particular employers? Are you considering self-employment? If so, explain the market analysis and funding sources for start-up. Step Four: Resume & Cover Letter Create a professional resume to be used for your job search. Compose a creative, original letter convincing the reader (an employer) to grant you an interview for your ideal position. Focus on your related education, skills & experience as they relate to the position . These are Marketing Tools: Focus on what you can do for the employer! Resume & Cover Letter, continued User proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. Demonstrate your writing skills and attention to detail. These documents are used by employers to make decisions! If they are not effective, you will not be granted an interview. Resources to Assist You: Career Services Student Services, SS 1600 Phone: (920) 465-2163 Website: www.uwgb.edu/careers Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Call to make an appointment. Our Staff Linda Peacock-Landrum, Director Karla Miller, Program Coordinator for Recruitment Steven Newton, Program Coordinator for Career Development Pam Suster, University Services Associate Resources to Identify Interests, Skills and Values: WISCareers – on-line resource and assessments: - - Linked on the Career Services website under “Students” & “Choose a Major/Career” From off-campus, use registration code uwb-c912. Visit with a Career Counselor to interpret/discuss results. Resources to Identify Potential Careers: Career Services’ Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/careers Occupational Outlook Handbook – text and on-line versions: http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm WISCareers: Occupations section. Bureau of Labor Statistics Resources to Identify Graduate Programs: Career Resource Library: Peterson’s Guides to Graduate Schools On-Line: - www.gradschools.com - www.petersons.com Resources to Identify Employers: Phoenix Recruitment On-Line: PRO Phoenix Network: Alumni Database The Internet: A multitude of websites! www.uwgb.edu/careers: Job Search Links, Employer Directories, Professional Associations Resources to Assist with Resumes/Cover Letters: Website: Resume & Cover Letter guides and samples. Phoenix Recruitment On-Line (PRO): Samples on-line. Career Services staff can critique resume & cover letter drafts. UWGB Writing Center So, tell me about… Your Great Career Fantasy!!