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The Academic and Professional Job Search: Branding Yourself

Houchens 105

When Nov 08, 2012
from 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Where Houchens 105
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description.   What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts: the first hour will be an overview of ways to boost your online professional visibility. with tutorials; the last half hour will be workshop time during which participants will implement one or more the strategies described, with the assistance of the workshop facilitators. All participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers and an updated CV to the workshop. A limited number of laptops will be available for use by participants who are unable to bring their own.

Learning Objectives. During the session, participants will:
  • Assess their current online presence 
  • Understand why cultivating a professional online presence is important for graduate students, especially job seekers
  • Learn four user-friendly strategies for making their professional profiles and credentials visible to online viewers. 
  • Get practice using these strategies in the supported workshop context


Presenters. Amy Lueck and Ben Wetherbee

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