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Career Services Workshops on Demand

Starting in the fall of 2019, Career Services will begin offering workshops on-demand. We believe this will better accommodate students’ needs and scheduling priorities. Below is the list of available workshops and their presenters.

Any student, student club or campus organization can request that a workshop be presented to their group, or individually. Workshops usually run between 30 – 45 minutes, with extra time allotted for questions and answers at their conclusion. Workshops can be held in the Career Services offices or at another campus location. Faculty are also invited to schedule workshops for their classes. Workshops can be scheduled anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, subject to staff availability.

Please call 732-571-3471 or send email to careerservices@monmouth.edu to schedule a workshop or for more information.

Workshops on Demand – Fall 2019

Creating an Effective Elevator Pitch  (Ellen Reilly)

Have you ever been asked the questions, “Tell me about yourself” or “What are you looking to do?”  The response to these questions is critical to being able to clearly communicate your interests, strengths, and abilities in a tailored and confident manner. In this workshop you will learn to craft a 60 second commercial which will allow you to market yourself and prepare you for job fairs, networking and interviews.

Dress for Success  (Will Hill)

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.  What you wear to an interview can make a big difference in how an employer decides if you are the right person for the job. What dress is appropriate for full-time job interviews? Internships? Summer jobs? What is business casual dress? This workshop will explain the best way to make a great impression with your appearance on an interview or in the workplace.

How to Prepare For a Career Fair  (Jeff Mass)

This workshop will help you develop realistic goals for attending a career fair, provide you with information about the intention of a career fair, and help you plan, achieve, and follow through on your career fair experience to maximize the benefits of the event.

The Importance of Building a Network in College  (Ellen Reilly)

Networking accounts for 85% of how jobs are filled. Learn how to identify who is in your network and to cultivate connections professionally. Simple methods and appropriate etiquette are key to the process and will enhance your internship and job search.

LinkedIn Basics  (Jeff Mass)

LinkedIn is a professional social network and job search tool that has grown to over 100 million members since 2003. It can be an effective instrument in building your professional network. This workshop will cover the following topics: profile setup, creating your network, introductions, recommendations, people search, and job postings.

The Perfect Cover Letter  (Nancy Gallo)

Cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications not fully explained in your resume. They also serve as a writing sample that employers will use to gauge your communication skills. Learn how to write a cover letter that is completely tailored to the job and take advantage of its full potential to increase your chances of getting an interview.

Resume 101  (Nancy Gallo)

A resume is often the first contact an employer has with a job applicant. A good resume can make the difference between winning an interview or being passed over for consideration. Whether you already have a resume or are just starting to write one, this workshop will provide you with a step-by-step process for creating an effective and persuasive resume needed to get you noticed.

Resume Red Flags  (Nancy Gallo)

Don’t underestimate how much power your resume has in shaping the hiring process. How you are perceived by a potential employer is largely dependent on the information you provide on your resume. Learn about these “red flags” that could get you passed over for an interview. In fact, you may not even be aware these mistakes are on the resume. This workshop will concentrate on those findings and addressing those resume errors that can slow down your success.

Small Mistakes, Big Consequences  (Will Hill)

Forget to send a thank you note after an interview? No big deal, right? Wrong! Sometimes a minor error or oversight can mean trouble in your job search. In this workshop we discuss several seemingly minor mistakes that can spell failure in your job search or job interview.

Understanding the Online Application Process  (Ellen Reilly)

Did you ever wonder what happens to your job application once you hit the “send” button and it goes into cyberspace? This session will provide an overview and understanding of the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that filter your online job application. Learn tips that will ensure your application has the best possibility of reaching the recruiter and getting you the interview.

What Employers Look For in a Candidate  (Jeff Mass)

What makes a good candidate? Learn what employers look for when reviewing resumes and interviewing college students for internships and full-time jobs. Discover what can you say or do that will increase your chances of landing a job.

Your First 100 Days on the Job (Will Hill)

You just graduated, and are starting your new full-time job next week. Congratulations! But are you anxious about making a good impression as you start your new career?  Learn what you can do to survive and thrive in this new environment. Learn how to adapt to the new culture of the workplace in your first few months on the job.