The right education is essential for future success in your chosen career field. But landing the right job may require a different set of skills. Communicating your abilities, networking, and knowing how and where to search for jobs are skills many students don’t consider when they begin career training. Thankfully, many career colleges have a Career Services department to help students develop these skills from the moment they start classes. Some services that might be offered by Career Services include:
Whether it’s ensuring your resume is tailored to the job you are applying for or practicing your interview skills, it’s important to make sure you are clearly communicating your abilities, goals, and job expectations. At Professional Skills Institute, the Career Services department holds resume writing workshops, shares successful interviewing techniques, and sets up mock interviews with employers and industry professionals.
According to Julia Freeland Fisher, director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, research has long shown that anywhere from half to upwards of 80% of jobs are filled through networking.* Career Fairs are a great way to network while also obtaining helpful career information. Professional Skills Institute hosts on-campus career fairs that allow students to meet with a variety of prospective employers. And PSI’s career training programs offer externships or clinical hours in actual commercial facilities to prepare students with real-world, on-the-job skills. In addition to gaining hands-on practice, these experiences are valuable opportunities to network with industry professionals.
Job Search Strategies
Career Services departments stay on top of the most effective job search trends and which strategies are best for your chosen industry. They can give you advice on how to search popular job search engines like Indeed and LinkedIn and what information you should include on your profile. In addition, job placement opportunities may be available through Career Services. At Professional Skills Institute, the Career Service Specialists network with prospective employers and strive to match employer needs with PSI graduates suited for those positions.**
When should you reach out to Career Services? Today! At Professional Skills Institute, the Career Services Specialists are ready to help students develop their professional communication, networking, and job search skills. Learn more about how PSI’s Career Services department can assist you in your journey towards a new career!
**Employment is not guaranteed.