Career Readiness Week has advice for resumes, LinkedIn, interviews | News

A week full of opportunities for Illinois State University students to prepare for their future with Career Readiness Week starts Monday. 

The program coordinator of Student Relations for Career Services Tamanna Tamsin summarized what the week will entail. 

“Students can have their resume reviewed, cover letter reviewed, LinkedIn profile updated and practice their interview skills,” Tasmin said.We will have snacks and giveaways for students as well. 

Tamsin explained why Career Readiness Week is beneficial for students to attend. 

“This week is a one stop solution for our students to get the services they need to prepare for their career,” Tamsin said. “They can have practice interview sessions to learn interview skills with our staff as well as recruiters from reputable companies.” 

Each day of the week will have different events. On Monday students can practice interviewing with employers and get their LinkedIn profile reviewed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bone Student Center. 

On Tuesday there will be an Equity Diversity and Inclusion Career Chat from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. This will be a virtual discussion about cultural differences and challenges when job searching. 

Wednesday is Career and Major Exploration 101 from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. This session will teach ways to explore career and major options.  

Thursday is all about Job Search Essentials from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. ISU alumni will be talking about different resources to help search for a job. 

Friday is about learning to Be Your Own Advocate from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. The goal for this session is to teach students how to identify their strengths and advocate for themselves in a professional environment.  

Tamsin spoke about what went on behind the scenes in the setup process. 

“It was a fun experience to organize Career Readiness Week. At Career Services we are always looking for unique ways to help our Redbirds progress in their career readiness journey,” Tamsin said. “We brainstormed as a team and researched to come up with this idea of hosting a series of programs regarding career readiness.” 

ANNIE LAMONTAGNA  is a News and Features Reporter for The Vidette. LaMontagna can be contacted at Follow Lamontagna on Twitter at @AnnieLaMontagna   

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