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Job Searching: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

Job Searching: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

August 1, 2022

Before you start to apply for internships or full-time positions, ask yourself these six questions. Are you ready to apply? Interested in learning where you can get support?

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching - Part 2

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching - Part 2

July 15, 2022

When job searching, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. The decisions you make about which sections to use on LinkedIn is key, especially if you want to get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. This podcast episode is part of a series, with this being the second of three.  We will cover steps 6-10 in this episode to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching - Part 3

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching - Part 3

June 30, 2022

This podcast episode is part of a series, with this being the last of three.  We cover steps 11-15 in this episode to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile to gain more attention by recruiters and hiring managers.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching: Part 1

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile When Job Searching: Part 1

May 1, 2022

When job searching, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. The decisions you make about which sections to use on LinkedIn is key, especially if you want to get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. This podcast episode is part of a series, with this being the first.  We will cover steps 1-5 to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Before You Interview: Prepare These 5 Stories

Before You Interview: Prepare These 5 Stories

April 24, 2022

With each application, your hope is to score an interview. Given today’s job market, expect between 3-8 interviews with a company before receiving an offer. With that many rounds and questions to navigate, you need to develop your storytelling skills. Learn what five story topics to prepare BEFORE you interview.

Why Networking is Important When Job Searching

Why Networking is Important When Job Searching

April 18, 2022

Did you know that 70-80% of job openings never get posted on job boards? The people who get those jobs know the importance of networking. With only 20-30% of openings finding their way to a job board, consider re-thinking how you spend your time job searching.  Instead of poring over job listings, followed by putting together needed application materials, dedicate time to networking. Learn how and get started here.

NIU 2022 Summer Writing and Research Program:  Register Now!

NIU 2022 Summer Writing and Research Program: Register Now!

April 11, 2022

Learn more about NIU’s 2022 Summer Writing and Research Program.  This free 8-week, Monday through Friday, program starts on June 13 and ends on August 6. You have the choice to meet in person or join online. In this podcast episode, Ashley Bartelt shares a quick overview of this popular program for thesis and dissertation writers. Register now! Don't miss out!

3 Most Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

3 Most Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

April 6, 2022

When job searching, one of the most critical pieces to prepare is your resume. Be sure you avoid these three common resume mistakes. Follow this channel or regularly check to see what new episodes we drop about job searching and wellbeing.  We are here to help YOU be. career. ready.

How to Optimize the Work Experience Section on  Your Resume

How to Optimize the Work Experience Section on Your Resume

February 9, 2022

Whether you have significant or limited work experience, deciding how to best capture your job responsibilities in the "Work Experience" section of your resume is a common challenge. Six strategies are shared to structure and optimize your “Work Experience” section. 

Awareness: How to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Awareness: How to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

February 2, 2022

Christine Lagattolla, NIU's Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures, shares  strategies with you on how increasing your awareness positively impacts health and wellbeing. In fact, awareness is a major step toward making change in your life. Learn more about breathing, self-talk, and quieting your mind's chatter.  

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