Life After Graduation workshop series:
21 Things Nobody Tells You When You Graduate! (1 hour)
Uncover the secrets that will help you navigate life and your career as you start adulting.
Job Hunting For New Graduates (1 hour)
Are you ready for all of your hard work to pay off? Now what?
Join us for more information on: personal branding, target audience, networking, LinkedIn, informational interviews, how to use co-curricular record on a resumé, and other successful job search tools.
Winning resumés For Your First Real Job (1 hour)
Not sure what to include, what to stay away from, or where to even start? We can help!
Please join us for a deep dive into preparing a professional resumé in your new field of expertise!
We will discuss: what your skills are, what employers are looking for and how to get your resumé noticed for the right reasons.
Impressive Interviews (1hour)
Develop an interview plan that showcases your skills, knowledge and personality.
What Not To Do When You Get The Job! (1 hour)
As you navigate through the workplace, consider these helpful hints in order to make a good and lasting impression!
Resumé (1 hour)
If you have a start to your Resume or simply need to update what you have please bring your laptop with either, a job you would like to apply to or an actual job description and we will work with you to perfect your Resume. Feel free to drop in between the hours posted for Resume help and advice, and be prepared the leave with a working document!
We will walk you through such things as:
- what must be included in your resume
- tailoring your resume to the position
- how to identify the skills you should highlight
- what to include under experience and education
Cover Letters and References (1 hour)
Do you know that a Cover Letter is usually required when applying for a new position? If you need assistance writing a Cover Letter please bring your laptop with in addition to a job you would like to apply for or an actual job description and we will work with you to construct a targeted letter. Feel free to drop in between the hours posted for assistance, and be prepared the leave with a working document!
We will walk you through such things as:
- what must be included in your Cover Letter
- how to make your Cover Letter stand out and set you a part
- tailoring your Cover Letter to a position/employer
Interview Preparation (1 hour)
If you are preparing for a job interview for part-time, full-time, a co-op, or a clinical placement this is the workshop for you! You can come with questions that you have prepared or email us ahead of time and we will bring questions related to your industry.
We will introduce you to:
- questions you may be asked in the interview
- research how much others are making in similar positions
- Interview Stream, a powerful software to record your mock interview
- Questions you should consider asking the interviewer
- how/where to research for your interview
Job Search and Social Media (1 hour)
This workshop includes a rundown of the things you will need to know when looking for your first part-time job:
- what employers expect from you and how to succeed
- what you should expect from your employer
- where the jobs are
- what marketing materials you will need to get a job
You are a smart job searcher; you have probably researched everything there is to know about resumes, cover letters, interviews, and all of the other job-searching basics.
However, you might not be as familiar with the newest technique for searching for jobs: Social Media.
Most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search. Studies have shown that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring—and that three out of four hiring managers will check out a candidate's social profiles.
How can you tap into the power of social media (and avoid the pitfalls) to make searching for jobs easier? We have gathered all the tips you need to use out there to your advantage. In addition, if you want to learn even more? Register for our workshop on landing a job using social media.
Networking (1 hour)
Are you a networker? If not, this information session will help attendees:
- recognize the importance of networking
- the power of such things as LinkedIn
- identify where to begin networking
- overcome obstacles in networking such as being shy, being new to the area, etc.
- perfect the perfect handshake
LinkedIn (1 hour)
Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic social media site, build a profile that works for you, and leverage the vast array of options and specifics to making your LinkedIn profile work for you. Then take it to the next level, please bring your laptop with you.
We will discuss such things as:
- the ins and outs of using LinkedIn as a part of your overall job search strategy
- using LinkedIn as a research tool
- connecting with like-minded career professionals and leveraging your networking opportunities
- uncover some quick tips and tricks to maximize your profile
To compliment the workshops, Career Services in Partnership with Library and Media Services, and the Fanshawe Photography Students offers a Head Shot event each semester. Headshots are taken by professionals and are an ideal photo to optimize your profile.
Personality Dimensions TM (2.5 hours)
Are you an Inquiring Green or maybe an Authentic Blue? Perhaps you are an Organized Gold or a Resourceful Orange This seminar allows students to recognize their strengths and appreciate differences while fostering increased self-knowledge.
How to use Co-Curricular Record for Career Success (1 hour)
Understand the purpose of:
- Co-Curricular Record
- which activities to add
- how to use it when writing resumes and during an interview
Be Job Ready (1 hour)
This workshop includes a rundown of the things you will need to know when looking for your first part-time job. This includes:
- What employers expect from you and how to succeed
- What you should expect from your employer
- Where the jobs are
- What marketing materials you will need to get a job
The Gig Economy
Shifts in our economy have created a rise in work outside of the traditional, predictable 9-5 job. Non-Traditional, Contract, Temporary and Freelance work could be the way of the future. Join us to find out what skills you will need to be successful and cultivate opportunities in the Gig Economy.
Career Consultant on Duty - every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Drop into one of our campus locations to meet with a Career Consultant if you are seeking extra help with:
- Navigating the FOL job board
- Resume critique: It is helpful to have a hard copy of your resume with you, but not necessary. This event is not ideal for students needing more in-depth help with job search, resume writing, and are requested to make an appointment one of our Career Services staff members.
- Cover letter assistance
- Job search guidance
Please visit our events calendar on FOL for more information on location, dates, and times
Headshot Event – generally 2 hours
Our headshot events are a joint effort with the Library and Media Services department at Fanshawe and the Fanshawe Photography students. Professional photographers will take your headshot to better assist students with their overall job search needs. The Headshot Event is open to the entire Fanshawe community. To download your headshot the staff from Library and Media Services will provide you with directions using Flickr.