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Spring 2014 Workshops

Exploring Your College Major Workshop
Eighty percent of students enter college without a major, and 50 percent of those who declare a major end up changing it at least once.  Complete the College Major Scorecard in this Career Services’ workshop.  Discover work activities associated with college majors and begin making a connection between your interests, your choice of major and your future career options.

Thu., February 27, 12:30 p.m. Des Plaines Campus, Room 2527
Tue., March 4, 1 p.m Skokie Campus, Room C140

Resume Writing for the 21st Century
Do you know what the first step is in getting an interview?  Effectively marketing yourself on your resume is probably the most important first step.  Join us for a lively resume writing workshop which will cover how to successfully market your accomplishments on your resume to get your foot in the door for an interview.

Tue., February 11, 1 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room A151
Wed., April 23, 5 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2140

Writing Resumes in the USA (for the non native job seeker)
Conducting a job search in the USA is very different from other countries.  For starters, a resume is required.  What is a resume, what kind of information should you include, and how is the resume used in the job search?  Non native job seekers will also learn how to handle education and work experience obtained outside the USA.

Wed., February 19, 1 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2138
Thu., March 13, 10:30 a.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2140

How to Make Yourself Marketable in Your Major
You’re earning your degree but what else should you be doing to make yourself attractive to employers?  Learn what skills and characteristics employers want and how to gain experience related to your major.  There are many experiences you can pursue right now while earning your degree!

Thu., January 30, 10:30 a.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2140
Tue., March 11, 2 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room C110

Writing Effective Cover Letters
Do employers read cover letters?  What should I include to increase my chances of getting an interview?  Is it OK to write a standard cover letter and use it every time I apply for a job?  Get the answers to these questions and many others about how to be as effective as possible in your job search.

Thu., February 13, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2140
Mon., March 10, 10 a.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2609 Canceled

Using LinkedIn to Improve Your Job Search
Recruiters tell us they are using LinkedIn as a primary resource to find candidates for open positions.  Learn about setting up a profile, privacy settings and ways to use LinkedIn to make connections in your field, research companies and find jobs.  Understand how employers evaluate your online presence and actions you can take to make a positive impression.

Tue., February 25, 5 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2140
Thu., March 27, 1 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room A151

What's That Career About Anyway?
We hear of wonderful majors and job titles everyday.  But how do you seriously consider a major or job title that you know very little about?  In this workshop, participants will learn how to use career guidance software to research job descriptions, outlook and salaries, training, and additional resources for many areas of the world of work.

Thur., February 27, 2 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room C110
Tue., March 25, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2140
Tue., April 1, 12:30 p.m., Des Plaines campus, Room 2140

Etiquette for Your Professional Life
Do you know how Bill Gates makes his final decision on a job candidate? He takes them to lunch! Join us for an enlightening workshop on professional etiquette which will address how to be successful in an interview or business lunch. We will also cover dressing for success, social media do’s and don’ts and the art of small talk.

Tue., February 11, 2 p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2138
Tue., April 8, 1 p.m., Skokie Campus, Room A151

Workshops are FREE.  Registration is Required.

Photograph of Career Services Sign

Des Plaines Campus
Career Services
Room 1125
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skokie Campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

By Appointment