A new resource and more on interviewing



In the workshop last evening I also learned about a new resource called the muse!  Check out the website at:  https://www.themuse.com/

What an excellent career resource!

Attached is a link to a great article on how to answer interview questions.  You may see some that you have been struggling with, so check them out as well!



Other reasons to create a LinkedIn profile



Yesterday I attended a LinkedIn workshop sponsored by Career Services and Western Technical College’s Alumni Association. Since LinkedIn, a professional social media website is constantly changing and updating we can always learn something new about how it can improve our professional lives.

Not only is LinkedIn a great way to find employment, it helps us to network with professionals, and provides a source for continued professional development.  When you join groups you begin to receive information about issues within the career field that you are in.  For instance, I have connected with career development groups and groups that assist with job seeking.  The information I receive helps me stay up to date with issues in the Career Services profession.  I can only share some of what I learn with you on this blog.

My point is: No matter what program you are in here at Western Technical College, you have joined an industry – a profession that you are going to want to learn all you can about.  LinkedIn can help you do that.  Did you know that you can search for and learn about companies through LinkedIn? You can search for past classmates, alumni from any college, and people that you happen to know that are working in your field of choice.

Check out LinkedIn today. Career Services is putting on two more workshops for our students. Put one of these on your calendar:  March 22nd and March 23rd, 2016 (11:30 to 12:30 in B112 both days) – come to each one or either one and learn what you can. We will be taking professional pictures for you to use on LinkedIn as well, so dress professionally!



Experts share their thoughts on finding your path



In order to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the job seeking and the career world, I follow several writers on LinkedIn, and today this GREAT article showed up in my in-box.  Ed Herzog interviewed some experts that he found and asked them this question, “What is your best advice for someone who is searching for their own unique and authentic path in life, one that connects who they are with what matters most to them?”

The following link will lead you to the responses of 21 experts! Whoever you are, wherever you are at in life, you are bound to benefit from reading this!

I have found my dream job and I am not doing a work search, but I still feel a need to think about my own unique and authentic path in life.  I am not done planning to make a difference. Does that part in any of us ever end?

I hope to make some time to reflect on what these experts have to tell us some time this weekend and I thought you might want to do the same.  Pay attention to what the author suggests you do for action steps at the end of the article.  Have a GREAT weekend!