Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Improve your job-seeking skills ASAP

Career Services will be holding two workshops this week:

Resume Workshop

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Library, Multi-Purpose Room

This presentation will teach you how to build an impressive resume and how to personalize your resume to sell yourself.

Job Fair Prep

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Library, Multi-Purpose Room
This presentation will inform you on what to expect and how to present yourself at a job fair.

And don't forget...

Career resources @ http://www.tarleton.edu/library and in the Dick Smith Library:

1. Databases (under A-Z Database list)
Vocational and Career Collection

2. Online Journals & Magazines
Keep up with the latest developments in your field. To find journals in your area:

  • On the library home page, under Databases, click on Online Periodicals By Category
  • Select your category from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Go.
  • Select one of the linked titles to see what articles the library has available.
  • Use your st_username and password login.

3A. Books in the HF5381-5386 section on the upper level, or "stacks", is where the library keeps books on "vocational guidance" and "career development."


4. Print journals and magazines (periodicals)
  • Stop by the Periodicals area on the main level in the back to see what magazines or journals in your field are on the shelves.

5. The Internet:
  • Find out what the top associations in your field are. Often they have scholarships and/or student discounts on registration for conferences available. If you're not sure where to start, ask your professor for some suggestions or Google the word associations or conferences plus your subject area.
  • Use RSS feeds and/or Twitter to help your job search and/or keep up with the latest professional news. (Need headphones for the Twitter or RSS video tutorials? Stop by the library's circulation desk and pick up a set for $3.79).

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