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Career Planning and Preparation - Seniors Job Search Process & My Career Finding Your Career Focus Building a Career Portfolio Resume Basics Networking/Informational Interviews 2009 Citadel Career Fair Cadet Choices Civilian Employment Military Graduate School Typical Percentages?

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career planning and preparation seniors

Career Planning and Preparation - Seniors

Job Search Process & My Career

Finding Your Career Focus

Building a Career Portfolio

Resume Basics

Networking/Informational Interviews

2009 Citadel Career Fair

cadet choices
Cadet Choices
  • Civilian Employment
  • Military
  • Graduate School
  • Typical Percentages?
  • Your Plans?
  • Resources are available for all.
career center overview
Career Center Overview
  • Mission: To help you make informed decisions
  • Facility: Library, PC Lab, Meeting & Interview Rooms
  • Location: 573 Huger Street (Hagood & Huger)
  • Explore:

www.citadel.edu/career_services

career center library
Career Center Library
  • Resume Guides
  • Interviewing Guides
  • Job Bank Guides
  • Internship Guides
  • What Can I Do With (Major) Guides
  • Graduate School Guides
  • Military Transition Guides
  • Occupational Outlook Handbooks
  • Information on Networking
  • Sample Portfolios
job search process
Job Search Process
  • 1. Decide Your Professional FOCUS
  • 2. Select Your Geographic Target(s)
  • 3. Select Your Organization Targets
  • 4. Develop Resume, References, Cover Letter, include Academic Samples
  • 5.Contact Target Firms for Interviews
  • 6. Interviews: Prepare, Conduct, Follow-up
  • 7. Evaluate Offers and Choose
my career a mixed mode career planning course for cadets
My Career:A Mixed-Mode Career Planning Course for Cadets
  • Combines Classroom Instruction and Web-Based Resources
  • The Four-Year Career Plan:

Provides a Timeline for Each Year

www.citadel.edu/career_services/info-students.htm

the focus program
The FOCUS Program
  • Matches Your Professional Profile with best fits from 1,200 professional profiles
  • Complete:
    • CAREER READINESS
    • SELF ASSESSMENT
    • NARROW & REFINE RESULTS
    • EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
    • CAREER PORTFOLIO
  • REVIEW & PRINT YOUR (FULL) PORTFOLIO
  • How to Start FOCUS?

www.citadel.edu/career_services/FOCUS.htm

Access Code: CITADEL215

using your focus results
Using Your FOCUS Results

Which Professions are Right for You?

Use Your Results for Further Exploration.

Discuss Your Results with Your Mentors.

Print & Save Your Resultsfor Your Portfolio.

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Aaron L. Citadel

Business Administration Major

Spanish Minor

Graduation: May 2010

The Citadel

Career Planning Portfolio

researching professions
Researching Professions
  • Within the FOCUS Program
  • www.collegegrad.com
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

www.bls.gov/oco

  • Career Opportunities Guides (CC)
  • Princeton Guides (CC)
  • Salary Surveys (CC)
  • Vault Guides (Daniel Library Web)
  • www.citadel.edu/career_services
the citadel gate
The Citadel Gate

Register to Use:

1. Resume Database

2. Position Announcements

3. Alumni Mentoring Network

www.citadel.edu/career_services

resume basics
Resume Basics

Resume helps earn interviews

Load resume to The Gate for recruiters to see

Use for Career Fairs, Graduate Schools

Include SKILLS and LEADERSHIP sections

Samples and Guidelines:

www.citadel.edu/career_services/ResumeSamples.htm

networking
Networking
  • Online Mentoring Network
  • Other Alumni (We can help you connect)
  • Family and Friends
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Conferences and Professional Associations
  • Using Informational Interviews
  • Business Cards? See www.vistaprint.com
informational interviews
Informational Interviews
  • Purpose: Exploring, Networking
  • Selecting Your Interviewee(s)
  • Arranging and Conducting the Interview:

www.citadel.edu/career_services/Interviewing/InfoInterviewGuide.pdf

Sequence of Questions:

1. The Profession and Organization

2. Your Interviewee

3. You and Your Next Steps

2009 citadel career fair
2009 Citadel Career Fair
  • Oct. 28 (Wed.) 12:30 – 4:00
  • In Alumni Center
  • Use to Explore Your Options
  • Interested in Additional Firms?
  • Information on Career Fair:

www.citadel.edu/career_services

next steps
Next Steps
  • Complete FOCUS and Your FOCUS Portfolio
  • Build Your Network
  • Register for The Gate, Upload Your Resume
  • Use the Senior Year Career Planning and Preparation Timeline (My Career)
  • Attend the 2009 Citadel Career Fair: Oct. 28
for information
For Information:

www.citadel.edu/career_services/Students/FAQs.pdf