Workshops: Expanding Alumni Career Resources

Photo: Mike Peters

Alumni gather for a career workshop focused on social media.

In response to today’s challenging job market, the Office of Alumni Relations, along with the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education, offers expanded career resources to alumni, providing the tools necessary to move forward in a job search or career transition.

“Over the past academic year, we were able to provide monthly seminars and workshops for our graduates to help them navigate an increasingly challenging job market,” said Jeanne Marano, executive director of alumni relations. “This year, we are adding webinars that will provide the fundamentals of the search, supplemented by seminars and workshops designed to provide hands-on practice and feedback. We’ll also record the sessions for those who are unable to come to campus.”

In addition to workshops and seminars, alumni enjoy lifetime access to career resources, including counseling, occupational research and employment services provided through the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education. “We offer one-on- one counseling to discuss job search correspondence, interviewing strategies, career change, how to handle job loss, applying to graduate school and more,” says Director Adam Mayer.

The Center holds career fairs each semester as well as workshops and one-on-one sessions. For more information, contact Mayer at 973-655-5194 or mayerad@mail.montclair.edu.

Choosing the right career ranks among the most important decisions in life. Finding work that allows you to use your skills and express your passions, interests and values is key to a fulfilling career. And, of course, it’s easier to enjoy your work if you like what you do. So tap into these free webinars and workshops for help on your career journey.

To view past sessions, visit MONTCLAIRconnect.com.

Upcoming programs include:

• October 10, 2012:
Workshop: I Have My Assessment Results, Now What?

• November 7, 2012:
Webinar: Resume and “Pitch” Intensive, Craft Messages that Get Results

• November 14, 2012:
Workshop: Optimal Resume Working Session

• December 12, 2012:
Workshop: Practice Your Two-Minute Pitch

• January 9, 2013:
Webinar: Getting Interviews: Keys to the Hidden Job Market

• January 16, 2013:
Workshop: Writing Powerful Emails & Cover Letters for Your Job Search

• February 6, 2013:
Workshop: LinkedIn 101

• February 13, 2013:
Webinar: LinkedIn Intensive: Jump-Start Your Career

• March 6, 2013:
Webinar: Turn Job Interviews Into Offers

• March 13, 2012:
Workshop: Want that Job Offer? Tell Stories!

• April 3, 2013:
Webinar: Effective Salary Negotiation

• April 10, 2013:
Workshop: Financial Management

• May 1, 2013:
Webinar: The First 90 Days, and the Six Keys to On-the-Job Success

• May 8, 2013:
Workshop: Delivering Effective Presentations at Work

• June 12, 2013:
Workshop: Work Life Balance: Juggling Priorities

• July 10, 2013:
Workshop: Enhancing Your Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 2010

Robert Hellman, a certified Five O’Clock Club vice president and career coach, and a New York University professor, leads many of the sessions. The Five O’Clock Club is a career-counseling network that also helps employers with outplacement of laid-off employees and has certified career counselors nationwide.

For full program descriptions, and to register, visit montclair.edu/alumnicareer. For questions or comments, contact Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141 or alumni@mail.montclair.edu.