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Jobs...Employers Post Openings

By: Career Services Center
Date Published: Monday, July 14, 2014
 

Are you looking for a job while you are in school or a job in your chosen field? Start by logging into your Hawkeye Job Board account to begin searching for these jobs.

  • Booking Clerk #3570151
  • Charge Nurse #3564306
  • Community Living Specialist #3570067
  • Computer Support Specialist #3562479
  • Customer Assistance Associate #3563472
  • Dental Assistant #3567876
  • Induction Operator #3570357
  • Health Information Coordinator #3558910
  • Kennel Assistant #3565962
  • Office Assistant #3566890
  • Photo Specialist #3563475
  • Purchasing Assistant #3564802
  • Many more full- and part-time positions posted!

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Career Preparation

Ah, summer…time for vacations, relaxing, and perhaps taking a break from school. Did you know it is also an excellent time to get prepped for your job search? Whether you are just beginning your planning or are in the thick of it, here are some tips to help maximize your summer career preparation:

  1. Participate in an internship, job shadow, or volunteering opportunity. How does an internship or job shadow help in your summer career preparation? You can…
    • Gain valuable hands-on experience in your chosen field of study.
    • Decide if a job is right for you or if it is time to explore new options.
    • Become more confident in your abilities.
    • Make connections and contacts that could help with future endeavors.
    • Hiring managers are more likely to hire someone who has completed an internship versus someone who has not. Education and experience are a great combination.

    If an internship does not work for you, then consider using your free time to volunteer. Not only does volunteering help you make contacts and new friends, but it demonstrates to employers that you are willing to go above and beyond your “typical” schedule. It also shows that you have strong ties in your community.

  2. Update your resume. Speaking of internships and volunteering, if you have participated in either, make sure you list them on your resume. Do you have other items to add or edit? Part of your summer career preparation is to ensure your resume is clean, concise, and current. Remember to have others proofread it as spelling and grammatical errors are not acceptable.

  3. Socialize at summer events. Any summer event can turn into a networking opportunity for your summer career preparation: family barbeques, weddings, or summer sports leagues. Talk to people; let them know who you are and what goals you are aiming to achieve. You never know who might have the right connections!

  4. Be patient. The hiring process tends to move slower than we want it to, particularly in the summer months. However, this does not mean you should avoid applying for jobs. Do not get discouraged if you do not hear back right away; follow up with a polite phone call or email expressing your interest. Remember, hiring managers take vacations, too.

 

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