Career Readiness Week - February 12-16, 2018

Career Readiness Week

Career Readiness Week - February 12-16, 2018

Job Search Survival Week

The job search doesn’t have to feel like you’re lost in the wilderness. Gain professional insight, prepare for career success and learn how to not only survive but thrive throughout the job search process. All UT Martin students are invited to participate! Plus, we will keep you well hydrated and fed!

 

Space is limited; first come, first served seating. Printable Schedule

 

If you are unable to join us on-campus, check out our Zoom sessions!

Agenda

Monday, February 12: Communication is Key

Before heading into the wild you let people know where you are – in the job search you must communicate what you offer and what you want.

 

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12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Revive Your Resume & Cover Letter (workshop/snacks provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interview Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Prepare Your Elevator Pitch/Introduction (workshop/snacks provided)

Tuesday, February 13: Survival 101

Different environments require different survival tips – as do different populations in the job search.

 

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9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Veterans: Translating Your Resume (workshop/snacks provided)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Seniors: Survival Tips (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Unique Job Search Challenges & Career Equity (lunch/panel discussion)

Wednesday, February 14: Light That Fire

Much like a glowing fire provides light, cooked food and warmth, getting excited about your job search will fill you with an inner light and help you be more purposeful in your job search.

 

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Job Search Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Establish Your Brand: Networking & LinkedIn (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Light Your Own Fire (motivational speaker/lunch)

Thursday, February 15: Keep Your Head On - Don't Freak Out!

Be calm, think positive and have a plan!

 

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12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Salary Negotiation Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Working Career Fair Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Professional & Dining Etiquette (workshop/snacks provided)

Friday, February 16: Document It

To share your experience effectively, your online image must align with your career goals.

 

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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Resume Reviews (drop-in/snacks provided)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free Headshot Friday (drop-in/snacks provided)

Monday's Events

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Communication is Key

Before heading into the wild you let people know where you are – in the job search you must communicate what you offer and what you want.

Revive Your Resume & Cover Letter (workshop/snacks provided)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Your resume is often an employer’s first impression and the tool that opens the door to an interview – or closes it. Attend this workshop for tips on building a modern resume that attracts the attention of today’s employer.

 

Renard Miles, Coordinator, Career Planning and Development

Interview Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

The interview is where you seal the deal and get the job. Inappropriate attire, incomplete answers to questions and being unprepared can deter your career goals. Attend this workshop to learn tips on navigating phone, video, in-person and panel interviews. Leave with an increased knowledge of effective interview strategies and tools to help you prepare for your next interview.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Prepare Your Elevator Pitch/Introduction (workshop/snacks provided)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Can you quickly introduce yourself, sharing your academic qualifications, experience and passion for your professional future? Attend this session to learn about effective introductions as well as develop and practice your elevator pitch.

 

Mark McCloud, Director, Career Planning and Development

Tuesday's Events

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Survival 101

Different environments require different survival tips – as do different populations in the job search.

Veterans: Translating Your Resume (workshop/snacks provided)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

As a veteran, you have unique skills and experiences to bring to your civilian job. Attend this session so that your successes aren’t lost in translation.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Seniors: Survival Tips (workshop/snacks provided)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Calling all graduating seniors. Don’t miss this workshop about the fundamentals of the job search.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Unique Job Search Challenges & Career Equity (lunch/panel discussion)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 230 University Center

 

While many of the elements of the job search are universal, there are some populations (LGBT, minorities, students with disabilities and women) who face unique challenges in the job search. Join us to hear from professionals who advocate for these individuals and share tips to navigate the job search successfully. Panelists will also address protections afforded to you in this process as well as salary negotiation tips.

 

Dr. Sue Byrd, Professor Emeritus, UTM Family and Consumer Sciences & AAUW Martin Branch President
Joe T. Henderson, Director of Equity and Diversity/Title VI Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator
Penny Hensley, Advocate/LAP Program Manager, Women's Resource & Rape Assistance Program (WRAP)
Lieutenant Danielle Jones, Jackson Police Department
David Parrish, Interim Regional Supervisor, Division of Rehabilitation Services

 

Petra McPhearson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Wednesday's Events

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Light That Fire

Much like a glowing fire provides light, cooked food and warmth, getting excited about your job search will fill you with an inner light and help you be more purposeful in your job search.

Job Search Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Have you ever binge job-searched? Did you go online, search for jobs and forward 50 resumes – and then not hear back from anyone? Attend this workshop to learn effective job search strategies, learn about tools exclusively available to UT Martin students and develop an action plan for your job search.

 

Dr. Annie Jones, Career Counselor, Career Planning and Development

Establish Your Brand: Networking & LinkedIn (workshop/snacks provided)

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | 210 University Center

 

Your brand begins with your resume, continues when an employer Googles you and culminates when they interview you. What image does an employer or graduate school see when they meet you along the way? Attend this workshop for tips on networking and building a strong LinkedIn profile to enhance your brand.

 

Katie Mantooth, Assistant Director, Career Planning and Development

Light Your Own Fire (motivational speaker/lunch)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 206 University Center

 

Get excited about your job search. Eat lunch. Leave with action items!

 

Dr. Keith Carver, Chancellor

Thursday's Events

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Keep Your Head On - Don't Freak Out!

Be calm, think positive and have a plan!

Salary Negotiation Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Why would you not ask for a better salary? Attend this session to learn practical methods for entering into salary negotiations in today’s job market.

 

Dr. Annie Jones, Career Counselor, Career Planning and Development

Working Career Fair Strategies (workshop/snacks provided)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Career fair events are an efficient way to interact and network with numerous employers. However, the experience can also be intimidating without a strategy. Attend this workshop to learn how you should prepare and dress for career fairs as well as effective ways to interact and follow-up with employers.

 

Renard Miles, Coordinator, Career Planning and Development
Josh Garrity, District Manager/West Tennessee, Fastenal

Professional & Dining Etiquette (workshop/snacks provided)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Have you ever looked at a place setting and wondered, “Which fork do I use?” Are you confident that your attire will enhance your interview or do you wonder if it will be a distraction? Attend this session to sharpen your etiquette skills and identify the difference between business professional and business casual attire. Leave with the confidence that you know how to answer a phone or email inquiry professionally, introduce yourself and navigate a networking meal.

 

Melanie Young, Career Counselor, Career Planning and Development

Friday's Events

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Document It

To share your experience effectively, your online image must align with your career goals.

Resume Reviews (drop-in/snacks provided)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 210 University Center

 

Bring your resume (digital or paper) to have it reviewed by a Career Planning and Development professional.

 

Career Planning and Development Staff

Free Headshot Friday (drop-in/snacks provided)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Drop in during available hours, dressed in attire that aligns you with your field of interest. If you are unsure, business professional attire is ideal. Career Planning and Development will provide you with a free photo headshot that you can easily use on your LinkedIn profile.

 

Career Planning and Development Staff

Events

Mon.
Sep. 17

Build Your Brand: Netowrking & LinkedIn
10:00 AM

Mon.
Sep. 17

Unlock Resume Writing Secrets
11:30 AM

Mon.
Sep. 17

Drop in Resume & LinkedIn Review
1:00 PM

Tue.
Sep. 18

Create Your Own Gig (panel)
12:00 PM

Tue.
Sep. 18

Develop Job Search Strategies
2:00 PM

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