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 September and October.  Deadline to register-September 1, 2015

(Registration links for both sections are on the left)

Section A:  Evenings

Time:  5:00-5:50 pm

Modules:

Session I: PH Job Search Overview  ­ September 16, 2015

  • Reviewing PH hiring processes
  • Following a job search timeline

Session II: Resume & Cover Letters   September 23, 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    October 7, 2015

  • Networking techniques including using social media
  • Conducting informational interviews
  • Creating your “30-second elevator pitch”
  • Asking for referrals when applying

Session V: Interview Strategies   October 14, 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    October 21, 2015

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

Section B:  One week

Time:  1:00-1:50 pm  

Session I: PH Job Search Overview  ­ September 28, 2015

  • Reviewing PH hiring processes
  • Following a job search timeline

Session II: Resume & Cover Letters   September 29, 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    September 30, 2015

  • Networking techniques including using social media
  • Conducting informational interviews
  • Creating your “30-second elevator pitch”
  • Asking for referrals when applying

Session V: Interview Strategies   October 1, 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    October 2, 2015

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