Setting goals is a significant part of the career planning process. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to define specific and meaningful life goals and devise a strategy to achieve them.
How do you land your first job, when companies require that you have experience to be hired? It’s a question asked by many students and recent graduates. Join us and learn some ways to gain experience and get your foot in the door so you can land that first job!
Job searching isn’t just applying for as many jobs as possible and waiting to get called for an interview. The most successful job seekers utilize a variety of strategies. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn to how to stand out from the crowd.
Even in a strong economy, a job search takes significant time and effort. Job hunting during a pandemic adds unique challenges, but it is not impossible, and it doesn’t mean you should call off your search. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to conduct a successful job search during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Week 5 – Mar. 2 and 5: Networking and Social Media
When it comes to job searching, you’ve probably heard the statement, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” which is a fairly accurate statement. But despite what you may have heard, networking is NOT about asking people for a job. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to cultivate and nurture your network and leverage social media to be more successful in your job search.
Week 6 – Mar. 9 and 12: Personal Branding
Just as a company’s brand helps to communicate its value to customers and stand out from the competition, a personal brand does the same for individuals. Your brand is who you are and what you stand for. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to define your unique brand and share it with the world.
Week 7 – Mar. 16 and 19: Resumes
Whether you are job searching, applying for graduate school, or networking, you need a strong resume. And when it comes to resume writing, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Join the CHHS Career Development Team for some resume myth busting and leave with valuable tips for creating a resume that gets noticed.
Week 8 – Mar. 23 and 26: Cover Letters
Do you really need to write a cover letter? YES. When done right, cover letters define who you are, what you have to offer, and how your skills, experience, and values make you the perfect person for the job. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to write an amazing cover letter.
Week 9 – Mar. 30 and April 2: Interviewing
Does the thought of interviewing cause you to break out in a sweat? Interviews can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to expect or how to prepare. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to effectively prepare for an interview and stay calm, cool, and collected under pressure.
Week 10 – Apr. 6 and 9: Dealing with Rejection
Whether you’ve just started your job search, or you’ve been submitting applications for a while, it’s common to experience feelings of rejection. Maybe you’re not getting responses to your applications or had an interview but didn’t get an offer. While rejection is a normal part of the process, it can be hard to stay positive. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to turn disappointment into opportunity.
Week 11 – Apr. 20 and 23: Evaluating Offers and Salary Negotiation
Negotiating increases your earning potential throughout the course of your life and can make the difference in paying off loans, supporting a family, and saving for the future. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn how to research salaries, highlight your value, and find the confidence to advocate for better pay and benefits.
Week 12 – Apr. 27 and 30: Setting Professional Boundaries
With technology, flexible work schedules, and ever-changing workspaces, setting healthy boundaries at work is more challenging, yet more important than ever. Creating boundaries is a great way to increase our sense of control and reduce stress. Join the CHHS Career Development Team and learn some tips and tricks for setting healthy boundaries for yourself.