Advice from the Cohen Career Center
Adventures in Career Development
Check out our W&M in the World series to learn more about the professional experiences of students and alumni. This month we will be highlighting Charlotte Bartter, a 2011 Environmental Science and Kinesiology W&M graduate. Watch as she shares her experience working at the Green Corps: http://youtu.be/KOfxOqbSWtc
It's Never Too Early...
Even freshman and sophomores can (and should) take advantage of William & Mary's career services!
Confused about where to start in choosing a major or field?
FOCUS 2 is an all-encompassing, life-decision-making, personalize-able tool now available on the Career Center website! Setting up a free FOCUS 2 profile will give you access to:
- personality and interest assessments
- major and career recommendations tailored to your skills and goals
- an easy way to research career opportunities
FOCUS 2 is available for William & Mary students at all stages of their academic careers. For more information and to get started at any time, visit http://www.wm.edu/offices/career/students/focus2.php
Other opportunities to use FOCUS 2
The Career Center Compass
A series of programs meant to kick-start your career exploration, the Career Center Compass will also use FOCUS 2 resources throughout the semester.
This Week's LInks and Tips
App of the Week:
The best things to add to your phone to help organize your life and advance your career, one step at a time!
Named one of the Best 100 iPhone Apps of 2014 by PC Magazine, Any.do is a master organizational tool designed to help you stay on top of your daily tasks.
- cloud synch with your computer
- reminders based on time or location
- folders for organizing your tasks and events
Download Any.do for FREE here:
Website of the Week:
If you're not already taking advantage of this online networking resource, you should be! Registering for a free profile gives you access to the world's most expansive professional network, including hundreds of William & Mary alumni. Connections made through LinkedIn could even help you land that job or internship!
Sign up here:
Hint: Visit the link below for our tutorial on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile!
Brush up on your manners to make a great first impression at your next interview or networking event!
The Importance of a Handwritten Note
Here's some advice from etiquette expert Diane Gottsman on writing the perfect thank-you letter after an interview:
"Yes, even today, a handwritten note is mandatory. Sending a thank you letter via email is fine when the decision must be made quickly, but always follow up with written correspondence. (A voice mail message doesn’t take the place of a written note, either.) Express your thanks for the interviewer's time and for the chance to learn more about the company. No need to go overboard and—please—do not send a gift or flowers after the interview (yes, it's been done)."
[Quote via themuse.com. See full article here: https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-10-rules-of-interview-etiquette]
This resume won't get you an interview...
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