You may already have a degree, a resume, and a job. As an online student with job search experience, what can UNC Greensboro’s Career and Professional Development do for you? A lot.
If you’re seeking a degree, you want to let potential employers know you’re the one they need to hire. Learn how to nail the interview. Be the standout candidate. Negotiate the salary you deserve.
“What’s important for everyone to know about Career & Professional Development is that the services that we offer are highly individualized,” says Dr. Megan Walters, associate director for career development.
Let a Career Coach Help
While it’s true that Career & Professional Development is the place to get help with your resume, you can get help with everything from choosing a career to negotiating with your employer. Work with a career coach virtually, via email, or on the phone to discover what interests you, promote your skills, connect with a specific employer, and learn about the hiring cycle for a particular industry.
A career coach can help with important skills such as:
- resume and cover letter writing
- interview skills
- mock interviews
- network building
- salary negotiation
- negotiation for a promotion
- graduate school preparation
The center also offers virtual workshops that students can access live or watch pre-recorded. Students with a UNCG email address have access to these resources through Handshake, UNCG’s online career management platform.
Come Early and Often
To get the most out of Career and Professional Development, come early and often. The earlier in your career selection or job search that you visit, the more guidance you’ll get.
Career coaches can help you move through six different milestones to figure out what careers might interest you, build a network, and apply for a job.
The career road map helps you:
- Assess interests, abilities and skills, values, and preferred work style.
- Explore careers and learn how to match interests and knowledge with career opportunities.
- Promote yourself, develop your brand, create an effective resume and cover letter, master a job interview, and enhance your online presence.
- Connect and build your network with a LinkedIn profile, UNCG alumni, and people at a company you want to work for.
- Engage and showcase who you are — your job, past jobs, clubs or organizations, service in the community. How are you gaining skills and showing you have them?
- Arrive. Your end result may be working for yourself or a company, or going back to school. The center helps with all of that — writing personal statements, application documents, and more.
See how Career and Professional Development can help you decide on a program and assess your career interests.