Career Development Workshops

The Fall 2015 Career Development Workshop Series is here. 

Whether applying for an internship, planning to complete a College Admissions Application, searching for a new job or preparing to attend a job fair, participating in any or all of the Career Services Workshops will keep you on track – Career Development is not just job search related in today’s world. 

  • All workshops are free and open to the public. 
  • Register at www.collegecentral.com/ivcc or call 815.224.0502 to reserve your space.
  • All workshops will be located in Conference Room CTC 201, main campus in Oglesby, IL.
  • All workshops will be held from 12:00pm – 12:45pm and again at 5:00pm – 5:45pm on dates specified below:

Career Exploration Tools & Resources
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Come and learn the opportunities and resources available to you as you begin your journey to a new career and how IVCC's Career Services Office can help. You will be introduced to Career Cruising, a program designed to help you build self-awareness, explore options, create a plan and make it real when it comes to deciding your career path. You will learn about IVCC's on-line job posting system through College Central Network. Don't wait, get started today.

Utilizing Technology in Your Job Search
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

You will learn why technology is so important in your job search today. From utilizing technology to creating your job search documents to popular job search websites and technology no-nos.

How to Write Professional Resumes and Cover Letters
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What do you do to make your resume get noticed in the first 15 seconds by the hiring manager? Why do you need a cover letter and how do you make it stand out? Learn the necessary steps needed to make it to the interview stage.

Strategies to Get the Job Interview
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Discover the top ten ways to help you get the interview and the top ten ways to blow it. How should you accept a call for an interview? How do you plan your job search to maximize your interviewing opportunities?

3 Things Every Hiring Manager Wants to Know About You
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Learn how to use your previous experiences to promote those attributes most desired by employers.

Being Prepared for the Phone and Webcam Interview
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Don't be caught off guard when you receive a phone call for a phone interview on-the-spot or the hiring manager calls to set up a webcam interview and you have never worked a webcam before. Be prepared for these ever increasing methods to screen out candidates.

Finding Your Job References
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Not only is it important to choose the right reference, but how do you go about asking them to be a reference? Learn the proper way of presenting your references to an employer.

The Job Application
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Do you have a complete work/skills history documented so you are able to complete an application with accurate information? Learn how to record special situations and work history to avoid your application negatively affecting your chances for an interview.

Dressing To Impress
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Want to positively influence an employer's perception of you? Join us in discovering what you can do to help yourself be one step closer to being the candidate selected for the job.

Interview Do's and Don'ts
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Find out the expectations/etiquette of the interview process and how to prepare for your next interview. You will also learn what not to do.

The Four Must Do's After the Interview
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

You won't want to forget to do these four things after your interview. It could make the difference between you and another candidate.

These events require that you sign up in order to attend.  Please log in to your College Central Network account to do so.  www.collegecentral.com/ivcc

Students, check with your academic instructors!
Many are offering extra credit for attending a workshop.

NOTE: No sessions will be held if the College is closed due to inclement weather. For details, visit IVCC's website to view Campus Closures.

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