Vol. 2, Issue 4: Sept. 6, 2013
In this Issue:
SENIOR TRANSITIONS!! (page 1) Career Services Calendar of Events (pages 2-3) “The Top 6 Apps For Your Job Search” (page 3) Internship Opportunities (page 4) BC Babysitters: Join Today! (page 4) Graduate Internships and Fellowships (page 5) U.S. Department of Energy Internship Ad (page 6) Job Opportunities (pages 7-8) “7 Ways to Pump Up Your Resume” (page 9) “Six Most Common Interview Blunders” (page 10) OCS Contact Information (page 10) Seniors!! Senior Transitions Sep 9-12 MANDATORY Attendance! Choose One:
Mon Sep 9 4 – 5 pm Bowman 101 Mon Sep 9 6 – 7 pm McKinney 337 Mon Sep 9 7 – 8 pm McKinney 337 Tue Sep 10 4 – 5 pm Bowman 101 Tue Sep 10 6 – 7 pm McKinney 337 Tue Sep 10 7 – 8 pm McKinney 337 Wed Sep 11 4 – 5 pm Bowman 101 Thu Sep 12 9:30-10:20 am Bowman 101 Thu Sep 12 4 – 5 pm Bowman 101 Thu Sep 12 6 – 7 pm Bowman 101 Thu Sep 12 7 – 8 pm Bowman 101 Senior year is a pivotal time for transitioning from college to the professional world, whether going straight to work or to grad school. Attend this important meeting for valuable information to make sure you are ready for life after graduation!
Career Services Calendar of Events September Deciding on a Major or Career? Let Us Help! Tue Sep 17
Wondering if you are making the right career choice? We have some advice that will make your path easier. Learn about how to use BC and community resources to find the career path that is right for you!
Deciding on a Major or Career? Take the COPS Test!
Career Services Conference Room, Flory 14 (lower level) Choose one session Tue Sep 17 4-5 pm Wed Sep 18 4-5 pm Thu Sep 19
The COPS test is a great way to analyze your interests and see how they may be turned into a major or career. Take the test and talk to the career services specialist about what the test says about you! Get immediate results!
Great Events for Exploring Graduate School!
Grad School Panel
Tue Sep 24
Join our expert panel including top university graduate school representatives and alumni who have successfully navigated the graduate school process. Ask questions about testing, interviewing, personal statements, applications, campus visits, interaction with professors, how they select their candidates – anything!!
University of Mary Washington Graduate School on Campus Tue Sep 24
11 am – 2 pm KCC Lounge
Learn about the graduate programs of this prestigious university. Stop by the table in the KCC lounge and learn about the opportunities awaiting you.
Bard College Graduate Programs in Sustainability Information Session Tue Sep 24
2:00-3:00 pm Bowman 109
Talk in depth to the representative from Bard College about their Sustainability Graduate programs and how to apply with success!
NSVC Graduate and Professional School Fair Over 100 Schools Represented! Free Shuttle Service!
Tue Sept 24
4 – 7 pm
Festival Conference and Student Center Grand Ballroom at JMU
Thinking about going to grad school? The Northern Shenandoah Valley Consortium Graduate Fair offers a wonderful opportunity to talk to representatives from many colleges and universities about their graduate programs. A great time to discuss pre-requisites, application processes, successful graduate candidates, and your dreams and goals. http://www.jmu.edu/grad/gradfair/
FBI, CIA, NSA and U.S. Intelligence Community Student Programs Virtual Fair Tue Sep 24
2-8 pm Learn about US Intelligence Community opportunities for students ONLINE! The US Intelligence Community, an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security has internship and scholarship opportunities for students. See how you can participate in internship and cop education opportunities as an undergraduate and a graduate. Meet with representatives from the CIA, DIA, FBI, NGA, and NSA. Registration opens Aug 15 and space is limited. Register at www.ICVirtualFair.com and connect online!
UVA Grad Fair
Wed Sep 25
noon – 4 pm
Newcomb Hall, UVA
Thinking about going to grad school? The UVA Graduate Fair offers a wonderful opportunity to talk to representatives from many colleges and universities about their graduate programs. A great time to discuss prerequisites, application processes, successful graduate candidates, and your dreams and goals. For more details see http://www.career.virginia.edu/students/events/pgsf.php. Free Shuttle may be provided based on student interest.
Getting Into the Graduate Program of Your Choice Thu Sep 26 9:30-10:20 am Bowman 103 Career Services Conference Room (Flory 14) 4-5 pm
Are you planning to go to Graduate School at any point? In a competitive world, it’s important to know how to demonstrate your unique qualifications that put you at the top of the list. Selecting your school, applying, and writing a great personal statement.
The “Résumé Doctor Is IN” Mon, Sep 30
11:00 am - 1:00 pm KCC Lounge
Look for the Résumé doctor during lunchtime. Bring your résumé by for an examination. Will
your résumé walk away with a clean bill of health or will it need emergency surgery?
The Top 6 Apps For Your Job Search July 11, 2013 by Anna Runyan, ClassyCareerGirl.com
In today’s ever-challenging job market, job seekers need all the help they can get on their search for job. It’s important to arm yourself with tools that can help you maintain a competitive advantage over other job candidates. Here are some great apps to help you job search wherever you go:
1) Jobs with Friends Everyone always talks about using social media to get a job, but not everyone knows how exactly to go about doing that. A simple sync of LinkedIn and Facebook to Jobs With Friends lets jobseekers see the companies where their connections are employed, research the company, find open positions, and even ask for job referrals. Because referred candidates are three to four times more likely to be hired, this unique Jobs With Friends feature is a new trend and opportunity that jobseekers should take advantage of.
2) LinkedIn LinkedIn is known as the biggest online networking site. The new LinkedIn app makes it even easier to connect and grow your network, engage with professional content and gain insights right from the stream. Simply based on how you use LinkedIn everyday, the new intelligent navigation is personalized just for you. The LinkedIn iPad and iPhone apps only support iOS 5.0 and above so it is recommended to update your device operating system prior to updating the app.
3) Indeed.com Finding jobs using Indeed is very easy. In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. You can easily apply to select jobs using your Indeed Resume, your recent searches are remembered, you can view new jobs added since your last search, you can easily preview page displays text of job posting, save or email your favorite jobs, and even create and edit your resume.
4) JobCompass If you’re wondering what jobs are available in your area, JobCompass application searches millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map showing you exactly where the jobs are in relation to a certain location. It is so easy to use. When you find a job that you are interested in you can email it to yourself, to a friend and even apply directly online.
5) Careerbuilder Brings the power of CareerBuilder.com, the largest job site in the US, straight to your mobile device.
6) SnagAJob If you’re looking for hourly employment, snagajob is the best resource. Using your current location, Snagajob enables you to discover and apply to the freshest, most relevant jobs near you. They give job seekers access to positions for small and large companies including restaurant, department stores, and other hourly jobs.
Internship Opportunities Developer: Venture Interactive, Harrisonburg. Assist in development and production of web, mobile and desktop applications. Develop and design activities for a project, including user interface and application design, visual design and illustrating, content implementation, multi-media/3D production, testing, implementation, deployment and maintenance. Visit the WEBSITE or contact OCS for info, or contact Trae Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) Designer-Illustrator: Venture Interactive, Harrisonburg. Create material for use in clients’ applications. Company specializes in educational and training programs as well as games and activities development, all deployed to may devices (Web, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) Familiarity with Adobe Create Suite applications is essential, as well as capability to design for a wide range of purposes. Interns fairly compensated. Visit WEBSITE or contact Trae Turner. Spring 2014 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI): Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Watch this VIDEO for more information about the program. Spend 16 weeks (January 6-April 25) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer. $500 per week stipend and limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance. Must be 18 and have a 3.0 GPA. Deadline Oct 1. Apply HERE. Museum Intern: Bridgewater Historical Society/Museum. Must be able to research available grants and assist volunteer grant writer. Possible projects could include Society newsletter for membership and computer presentation for the historical museum. Interview required. Contact Sharon Kline (VP): 540-270-6749. Political Intern: E.W. Jackson for Lt. Governor Campaign. Schedule availability is flexible to allow for student schedules. Gain experience in communications, voter contact, GOTV strategy, fundraising, network with activists, and skills for the world of government and th politics. Contact: 6 District Field Director Cole Trower: (540)435-7835 or Cole@jacksonforlg.com. Video of Lt. Governor Jackson’s Convention Speech: LINK. HR Intern: Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater. Provide basic administrative, data-entry and filing support to all Human Resources functions and projects including: recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compliance, and organizational development. Apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=3769671.
BC Babysitters Do you love working with children? Have experience as a babysitter? Want to make some extra money in your free time? Join the ‘BC Babysitters’ List to be contacted about local childcare opportunities. Contact Kathleen Herring in Career Services for more information:
Organizational Management Intern: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR). Passion for economic & community development, business & administration, and non-profit organizations. Make a visual impact on email@example.com downtown Harrisonburg and the community, build a strong resume, and engage with local businesses and community members. Contact OCS for full job description and send resume, cover letter, and 1-2 relevant work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Organization Internship Application.
Graduate Internships and Fellowships Public Service Fellows Program: Partnership for Public Service. An opportunity for undergrads, grad students and recent grads to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. Duties may include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. Stipends based on experience. Apply by October 25 for spring: WEBSITE. U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program: Now accepting applications for BS, MS or PhD graduates and recent alumni (within the last 5 years) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physical Sciences, Cyber/Computer Security, Information/Systems Technology or related technology degrees. Opportunity in Carlsbad, New Mexico for a full-time, one-year or more commitment, starting in October or November 2013 to conduct mission-oriented research in DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office. Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy technology research and development. Application closes Sunday, September 20 at midnight – visit the WEBSITE to get started, or email email@example.com for more information. Career Services would be happy to help you with this! UrbanPromise Program in Camden: Looking for college graduates or gap-year students to serve as interns starting this fall. UrbanPromise provides college-aged adults with training in urban youth development and ministry. Interns work in after-school programs and live in community in Camden. Volunteers serve as positive role models for teens and children enrolled in these programs. Interns receive a small stipend as well as room and board from September to May. Now accepting applications for Fall 2013 – visit the WEBSITE or contact Allison Bell, intern director, at 856-382-1871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunities! VA Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired: Education Coordinator (LINK), Rehabilitation Technology Specialist (LINK), Orientation & Mobility Specialist-Fairfax (LINK), Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor-Bristol (LINK). Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services: VTC Support-Henrico (LINK), PERT Transition Resource Specialist (LINK), Counselor II/Lead Vocational Evaluator (LINK), External Aging Services Auditor-Henrico (LINK) by 9/10, Rehabilitation Counselor-Farmville (LINK) by 9/9, Accounts Payable Technician Senior-Henrico (LINK) by 9/10. Sports Anchor/Reporter: WRIC TV. Produce an innovative sportscast with broad appeal. Must be able to shoot and edit non-linear. 2 years on-air experience preferred. Resume and link to email@example.com or mail DVD. News Producer: WRIC TV8. Someone who thrives during breaking news situations. Solid editorial judgment, strong writing skills and good people skills. 1-2 years experience preferred. Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Account Executive: WRIC TV Richmond. Self-starter with good presentation skills to join sales team. Extensive training and support will be provided. Outside sales background required. Resume to email@example.com. Digital Content Producer: WRIC TV Richmond. Produce and monitor content for all digital platforms. Produce engaging and accurately written content for website and social media sites. 2 years experience in digital media preferred. Degree in Journalism, Communications etc. required. Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Creative Services Producer/Videographer/Editor: WRIC TV. Creatively write, shoot, edit commercials. Copywriting, videography and editing experience a plus. Send link to reel and resume to email@example.com or snail-mail DVD. Video Journalist: WRIC TV8. Report, shoot, write and edit. Generate story ideas and produce compelling news content. One year shooting and reporting experience preferred. Send DVD and resume to: WRIC TV8 Personnel Department, 301 Arboretum Place, Richmond, VA 23236-3464 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Part-Time Television Production Associate: TV3 Winchester. Work closely with the news team to produce highquality, clean on-air broadcasts. Schedule will include late evenings/early mornings and major holidays. Reply to email@example.com. Editing, graphics design, camera work and audio mixing techniques a plus. Anchor/Producer/VJ: TV3 Winchester. Reporting, shooting/editing video, anchoring, producing, news gathering, news presentation across various media channels. Strong on-air presence, solid news judgment, technical skills. MUST prodive resume DVD or internet link of work: Tracy Vosika, News Director (Tracy@TV3Winchester.com) Technical Media Producer (TMP): WHSV TV. Directing live or pre-recorded productions as assigned, monitoring on-air signals, transmitter, FCC logs, and ingesting daily programming and commercials. Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-2:30pm, Monday 3pm-midnight. Email Tina Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photojouranalist: WSLS-TV (Media General, Inc). Responsible for gathering the necessary audio and video for each news story, making decisions on which shots to use, and editing audio/video. 1-3 years experience in television broadcasting. Application at www.mediageneral.com/careers. Email resume and reel to email@example.com. Reporter: WSLS-TV (Media General). Generate original, unique story ideas and gather all necessary information to tell the story, interview and prepare scripts. Minimum 2 years previous news investigative reporting. WEBSITE.
More Job Opportunities! Bilingual Distribution Center Training Facilitator: Family Dollar. Manage DC Training Specialists, solve significant business problems, manage metrics reporting & analysis. Must be fluent in Spanish. Visit website for description. Business Analytical Chemist: INVISTA. Responsible for developing, upgrading, and managing the global analytical systems of the INVISTA Apparel Business. Includes the identification, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies in support of both operations and R&D. Apply HERE. Client Support Representative: Computer Packages Inc. Looking for Computer Science Majors for a variety of positions in the Rockville, MD office. Recent grads welcome. Resume only to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inside Sales / Customer Service Representative: CMC Howell Metal in New Market, VA. Work cooperatively with outside sales and other company members to grow existing customers, create new customers, and increase overall customer satisfaction. 2 positions available. Contact OCS for details. Provider Recruiter and Credentialing Administrator: University of Virginia Physicians Group. Provide dedicated search and placement services for Physicians, NPs, and PAs for Clinical Operations. Ensures required information is disseminated in a timely and accurate manager to allow for patient care. Visit WEBSITE for details. Safety and Occupational Health Specialist positions: U.S. Department of Labor, OASAM. Positions in Philadelphia PA, Harrisburg PA, and Charleston WV. Looking specifically for recent graduates. Visit the WEBSITE for info. Mortgage Banker: Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group. 6-12 month paid training program for future sales professionals. Guaranteed base salary plus commission for the first year. Contact Shannon Stell at email@example.com Full and Part-time Tellers: Augusta Health Care Credit Union, Fishersville. Please apply in person on the third floor of Augusta Health. Questions can be sent to Nancye Nuckols, CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA: RehabCare, Staunton. Provide quality, compassionate care in a secure setting, implement residentâ€™s Care Plan for rehabilitation, help mentally/physically impaired residents with tasks to restore/reinforce/enhance performance. Application HERE. nd
Human Resources Supervisor: Georgeâ€™s Foods, Harrisonburg. Full-time salaried 2 Shift HR Supervisor. Supervise/ coordinate hiring process for hourly positions, salaried staff. Coordinate new employee orientation/training. HR reports and issues. 2-5 years experience, Spanish fluency preferred. Send resume to Larry Martineau HERE. Part-time Evening Receptionist: Harrisonburg Honda. Answer phones, take messages, greet customers as they enter the business. Email Pam Hoover at email@example.com to set up interview. Advanced Mathematics Teacher: Lancaster County Public Schools. Bachelors in Math or eligibility for VA licensure in secondary mathematics. Contact in writing or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application also available HERE. Program Manager: Neuman Aluminum Group. Strong technical background, engineering degree required for manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, VA. Mail resume, cover letter and salary history to: Human Resources Manager, 1418 Genicom Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980 or email to email@example.com.
7 Ways To Pump Up Your Resume Hiring managers sometimes have to read over hundreds of resumes each day. They all start looking the same, as you can imagine. What does it take to write a strong, compelling resume that will catch their attention? Here are some safe bets for turning your light-weight resume into a heavy-weight contender. Nothing crazy here, folks, because you don’t want to stand out in a bad way! (Imagine your resume being passed around to other recruiters for them to giggle at.) For the right kind of attention, try these ways of pumping up your resume. 1. Avoid Using A Template According to The Undercover Recruiter: “Using a template will never make you stand out and chances are your application will be cut short due to your resume being the same as every other job seeker’s.” Your resume should have a unique design. 2. Don’t Be Predictable Avoid Times New Roman. Use a font that isn’t the default in Word, because that’s what just about everyone else is using. But, don’t pick a font that is so unusual, people won’t have it on their computers. 3. Use SMART/CAR/STAR Stories What are these? Briefly, they describe the challenge you faced, the action you took to resolve it (with metrics), and the result you got. Bullet points written this way pack a lot of power. 4. Emphasize Your Personal Brand Write about your personal brand strengths throughout your resume. Here are some ways to get ideas for yours: Ask others what they value in you and how you work. Look for accomplishments on old performance evaluations. Consider assessments to gain a deeper understanding of ways you can describe your strengths. 5. Target Your Resume To The Job Description Jab those key words in where ever you can. 6. Know Your Resume Grammar Resumes are written in first-person, but omitting pronouns (I, me, my, etc.). To avoid confusion, I now use only the past tense. Along with this comes the obvious advice: proofread! Read aloud, backward. Have an editor check it over. Do a “find” search for words to delete such as, “the,” “a,” “an” “I,” “me,” “my,” etc. Turn on the “show/hide” button to see extra spaces. Sleep on it. 7. Put Your Best First To really knock out your competition, don’t save the best for last! Front load each bullet point, putting the biggest part of the success first. Like this example: Before: Navigated intense challenges of recruitment to onboard astounding 17 director-level and researcher recruits. After: Brought onboard unprecedented 17 director-level and researcher recruits, navigating intense recruiting challenges.
You can also frontload your document with your biggest accomplishments in the summary. Don’t wait to hook them with your greatness! Put it out there right from the start. Employers want to know what sets you apart! Why should they hire YOU? If your resume lands you an interview, but there’s another candidate you’re sparring in the ring with, it could be your amazingly strong resume that puts you over the edge and wins you the job. Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/pump-up-your-resume/#ce3igZIWtK2XaVZ5.99 Contact the Office of Career Services to set up an individual resume appointment for some fine-tuning advice, or attend one of our resume workshops to get started!
Questions? Comments? We can help! Bridgewater College Office of Career Services Flory Hall Room 10/11 (Lower Level) Call 540-828-5357 to set up an appointment.
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