RVC Career Services Newsletter

January 2014

Leadership in the Workplace

“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy (Author and entrepreneur)


Are You A Leader?

Jason Connell -- "Great leaders are made, not born. And those who are admirable want to create a better quality of life for other people."

Why Leadership?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2013 Job Outlook Survey, 80% of participating employers said that they want to see leadership on a candidate’s resume.

Many employers look at candidates who have leadership qualities for the following reasons:


1. It takes leadership to bring out the best in people. Leadership brings out the best in oneself, co-workers and the workplace overall.

2. It shows employers that you are capable of being in charge and can manage tasks independently.

3. Being a leader, being on top, demonstrates your ability to do things right.

4. Being a leader means being under pressure. Performing tasks under pressure effectively is very important to employers.

5. Another leadership trait that impresses employers is their confidence and ability to communicate well. Communication is important in any field or profession.

6. Leaders are innovative and tend to be good problem solvers.

7. Leaders motivate others in the work place, with their actions, words and achievements.

Featured Job Opportunity

Menards Manager Trainee Program

The Menards Manager Trainee Program is an entry-level management program preparing you to catapult a career in retail management with Menards. To view this opportunity log into your College Central account.

Upcoming Events

Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 26th, 1-4pm

Rockford University 5050 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Want to See Other Upcoming Events?

Login to your College Central account today to see the full spring 2014 event calendar which includes resume and interview workshops, employer recruitment tables, and more.

About Career Services

The Career Services office is located on the second floor of the Student Center and provides the following services:
  • Advising for Career & Technical Programs
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Mock Interviews


The Career Services newsletter is published bi-monthly during the spring and fall semesters. The newsletter highlights upcoming events, job postings, and career related articles.