Tips for Visiting the Career Center

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If you have visited our website and Career Link but still have questions about your career and job search, it might be time to visit us in person. But, do you know how to make the most out of your visit to the Career Development Center? Here are some tips to help you:

Visit during walk-in hours. Walk-in service hours are now offered at the Sanford/Lake Mary    Campus Monday – Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Staff is available during this time to answer basic questions, help you utilize career resources, and  provide resume reviews.

Schedule an appointment. If you can’t visit during walk-in hours  at Sanford/Lake Mary, please schedule an appointment. Career Development Center staff are available at every campus; appointments can be scheduled through Career Link. All currently enrolled students automatically have a Career Link account created. Visit the homepage for login instructions.

Update your Career Link profile. Prior to your visit, log into your Career Link account and make sure your information is up-to-date. Completing this step prior to your appointment will save time and will ensure your  appointment runs smoothly.

Show up on time. In the professional world promptness is expected. If you arrive late to a job interview or work, your chances of getting and keeping employment are slim. Start good practices while in college.

Know what to ask. We can offer you our expertise and numerous resources, but we need to know what YOU need.  Do you need help finding employment? Picking a major? Transferring to another college? Check out this article for some helpful ideas: 7 Questions to Ask Your Career Counselor

Pay attention and take notes. If you have prepared before your appointment, you probably have a lot of questions and we are guaranteed to have a lot of answers. Treat this experience just like you would a class lecture and take notes so you can better utilize the information provided after your appointment.

Follow through. Just because your appointment is over doesn’t mean you are done. Follow through with the information we have given you when it’s still fresh in your mind. If you wait till next semester to update your resume, it is likely you have forgotten much of our suggestions.

 

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