Career P.R.E.P. Program

Prepare | Reach | Emerge | Propel

This program is designed for students after their first semester with less than 3 years of job search experience as well as more experienced students interested in refreshing their skills.  Each session will give you tools and techniques to more effectively market yourself during the job search process.  The cohort model adds to your learning, and assignments are required.  Space is limited.

We are now offering Career P.R.E.P. in two formats-a one week version or over evenings during January and February.

Section A:

Time:  5:00-5:50 pm     To register for this section, click here.

Modules:

Session I: PH Job Search Overview  ­ January 14, 2015

  • Reviewing PH hiring processes
  • Following a job search timeline
  • Asking for referrals when applying

Session II: Resume & Cover Letters   January 21, 2015

  • Tailoring for targeted positions
  • Writing profiles, summaries and objectives
  • Creating results-driven bullets

Session III: LinkedIN Basics (Online)

  • Creating and/or strengthening your LinkedIn profile
  • Researching people and organizations
  • Inviting people into your network and asking for recommendations

Session IV: Networking    January 28, 2015

  • Networking techniques including using social media
  • Conducting informational interviews
  • Creating your “30-second elevator pitch”

Session V: Interview Strategies   February 4, 2015

  • Reviewing strategies for different interview types:  phone screen, in-person, panel, behavioral, case
  • Discussing common interview questions
  • Developing answers for behavioral interviews

Session VI:  Salary Negotiation    February 18, 2015

  • Responding to salary questions from employers in screening interview
  • Reviewing items to negotiate
  • Preparing for the negotiation conversation

Section B:

Time:  1:00-1:50 pm    To register for this section, click here.

Session I: PH Job Search Overview  ­ January 26, 2015

  • Reviewing PH hiring processes
  • Following a job search timeline
  • Asking for referrals when applying

Session II: Resume & Cover Letters   January 27, 2015

  • Tailoring for targeted positions
  • Writing profiles, summaries and objectives
  • Creating results-driven bullets

Session III: LinkedIN Basics (Online)

  • Creating and/or strengthening your LinkedIn profile
  • Researching people and organizations
  • Inviting people into your network and asking for recommendations

Session IV: Networking    January 28, 2015

  • Networking techniques including using social media
  • Conducting informational interviews
  • Creating your “30-second elevator pitch”

Session V: Interview Strategies   January 29, 2015

  • Reviewing strategies for different interview types:  phone screen, in-person, panel, behavioral, case
  • Discussing common interview questions
  • Developing answers for behavioral interviews

Session VI:  Salary Negotiation    January 30, 2015

  • Responding to salary questions from employers in screening interview
  • Reviewing items to negotiate
  • Preparing for the negotiation conversation