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CCPD Jobs of the Week

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Welcome to “Jobs of the Week” brought to you by the Regis University Center for Career and Professional Development.

For a complete list of the current jobs and internships posted on CareerLink, go to http://www.regis.edu/ccpd and click on “CareerLink“. Enter your Regis University student/employee ID number into both the username and password fields.  From the home page of CareerLink, click on “Job/Internship Search”.

Questions?  Email careers@regis.edu or call us at 303-458-3508

Here are just a FEW of the jobs and internships you’ll find on CareerLink right now:

Congressional Internship (unpaid)– Rep. Diana Degette (Job #29116)
Benefit Verification Specialist – ConSova Corp. (Job #29118)
Corporate Accountant – Entercom, Denver (Job #28775)
Programs & Outreach Manager – American Transplant Foundation (Job #29128)
Investor Relations & Corporate Development – Vectrus, Inc. (Job #29102)
Home Health LPN – Gentiva Health Services (Job #29146)
Programs & Communications Coordinator– Colo. Community Health Network (Job #29148)
Inside Sales Manager – Omni Financial -(Job #29147)
Physical Therapist – Columbine Health Systems (Job #27159)
Jr. Account Manager/Consultant – AIM Group (Job #29153)
Network Engineer – Fast Track Communications (Job #28985)
PACE Youth Enrichment Specialist – Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver (Job #29145)
Energy Efficiency Program Assistant – Energy Outreach Colorado (Job #28987)
Licensed Practical Nurse – Gentiva Health Services (Job #29146)
Spanish Teacher/Tutor – Top Notch Tutoring (Job #6781)
Registered Nurse – Rocky Mountain Crisis Center (Job #29076)
Director of Finance – Keystone Science Center (Job #29085)
Accounting Support Specialist – Boulder Business Advisors (Job #16161)
Software Developer – Educatius International (Job #21058)
Pharmacist – Parkview Medical Center (Job #25748)
Graphic Design Internship (unpaid) – Chinook Fund (Job #25208)

 

 

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CareerLink Jobs of the Week

Jobs of the Week Logo

Welcome to “Jobs of the Week” brought to you by the Regis University Center for Career and Professional Development.

For a complete list of the current jobs and internships posted on CareerLink, go to http://www.regis.edu/ccpd and click on “CareerLink“. Enter your Regis University student/employee ID number into both the username and password fields.  From the home page of CareerLink, click on “Job/Internship Search”.

Questions?  Email careers@regis.edu or call us at 303-458-3508

Here are just a FEW of the jobs and internships you’ll find on CareerLink right now:Jobs of the week (post 6.22)

 

10 Quickest Ways to Flunk an Interview

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We all know that getting a job interview is just half the battle, so it would make sense that job seekers would do everything possible to make sure the interview is a success.  However, more often than you would believe, interviewees get cut from the running before the interview even begins. How does it happen?  Here are ten reasons…

  1. Showing up Late:  Don’t just aim for “on time”, aim for 10-15 minutes early.  Arriving late (except in cases of serious emergencies) is almost always a deal breaker.
  2. Wearing overly casual and/or sloppy interview attire:  Whether you believe it to be fair or not, employers will form immediate judgements about you based on your interview attire.  Dressing too far outside the office norm (whether that be too casual or too formal) will reflect poorly on your professionalism.  Do your research prior to the interview to determine the attire that is most appropriate for the position for which you are interviewing.  For professional positions, a tailored pant/dress suit is a must.  Also, pay attention to your grooming: unruly hair, dirty fingernails and bad breath will do nothing to help you make a positive first impression.
  3. Treating the reception and support staff rudely: From the moment you enter the establishment, assume every person you encounter will be present in the interview.  You’d be surprised at how many people have failed interviews because they exhibited rude behavior to someone they didn’t believe to have a connection to the interview.  Hint:  Employers will often consult with their front desk staff to find out how the interviewees interacted with them while waiting for their interview to begin.
  4. Chewing gum:  If you feel you must chew gum prior to your interview to freshen your breath or to calm your nerves, please remember to toss it before you enter the establishment.  Chewing gum during an interview is not only distracting but, quite frankly, it reflects an impression of immaturity.
  5. Smelling of smoke, body odor or strong perfume/cologne:   If employers detect a noticeable odor or an overly strong scent of perfume/cologne coming from you during the interview, it could easily cut you from the running for the job.   After all, employers are smart enough to realize that any odors/scents you bring with you to an interview will probably follow you each day to the their office as well. 
  6. Bringing your phone, drinks, food or other people to the interview:  A job interview isn’t a casual meeting.  Don’t bring your phone, backpack,  water bottle, etc., and above all…don’t bring anyone else along with you to an interview.  In most cases, the only items you will need are a professional bag/briefcase (to hold extra copies of your resume, business cards, a notepad, etc.) and a portfolio containing samples of previous work.
  7. Poor handshake:  No “limp fish” handshakes.  No “bone-crusher” handshakes either.  Make sure your hands are dry.  A handshake says more about you than you may realize, so if you need to practice it, do it!
  8. Poor eye contact:  Along with a firm handshake, making eye contact with each person to whom you are introduced is a must.  Also, during the interview, don’t let your eyes fix downward toward the table or wander aimlessly around the room, especially when the interviewer is speaking to you.
  9. Unprofessional speech:  Dude, if you like literally speak to the employers the way you like chat with your bestie –  LOL – you are soooooo totally not gonna land the job, for realzies.  In all seriousness, regardless of the accepted vernacular used in your daily social circles, when speaking to employers during a job interview, use mature, professional language and proper grammar.  Also, try to avoid conversation “space fillers” such as like and ummm.
  10. Failing to send a “thank you” email immediately following the interview:  OK, technically this isn’t something that will cause you to flunk the interview BEFORE it begins, but it’s important enough that it really deserves to be mentioned here.  Do not underestimate the importance of sending  a “thank you” email IMMEDIATELY following the interview to EVERY person who was part of the interview process.  Be sure to collect business cards so you have everyone’s contact information in hand when you leave.

Do you need help preparing for upcoming job interviews?  Did you know that the Center for Career and Professional Development offers interview preparation and mock interviews? Our services are available (and free!) to all Regis University students, alumni, and staff.

Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Counselors at 303-458-3508 or go online to schedule at http://www.regis.edu/ccpd and click on “Schedule an Appointment”.

 

Roll with us into the New Year!

 

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The Career Services team is excited to “roll” with you into 2016!

Our services are free to all Regis University students, alumni, faculty and staff.  If you’re looking for guidance, information and support related to achieving your career goals, give us a call and let us schedule an appointment for you with one of our qualified and knowledgeable Career Counselors.

Don’t let your career goals fall into the “gutter“.  Let us help you “strike” up a plan of action! Hurry… when it comes to finding that perfect job, there’s not a minute to “spare“!

Call us:  303-458-3508

Email us:  careers@regis.edu

Visit our website:  www.regis.edu/careerservices

 

 

Fair Points: Professional Advice for Job Fairs


Seniors Andy Horner and Katie Ford respond to their experience at a recent career fair, and offer advice to others  who may be attending career fairs soon.


The Clock’s Counting Down…

As college seniors, our time is almost up, and it’s time to prepare for the working world. Luckily, working at career services provides us better insight into “the real world” than most of our peers. We post jobs, schedule appointments for resume help, and are pretty much engrossed in the job world in general. So it should come as no surprise, then, for us to attend a career fair in the Denver Tech Center. However, there were A LOT of things that surprised us.

Dress for Success. That will Impress

First off, we were shocked that a lot of people didn’t know how to dress appropriately for a job fair. Think of a job fair as a series of quick interviews with dozens of potential employers. How would you dress for an interview? You’d probably avoid jeans, t-shirts, shorts, wrinkled clothes, low-cut tops, or similar things. Guess what? We saw ALL OF THOSE. Guys speaking to First Bank looked like they were on vacation, and ladies looked like they were about to head out to the club after talking to the CIA representatives.

In case you were unaware, that isn’t very professional, and certainly won’t help you land the job you want. Fortunately, for every poorly-dressed example, there were two well-dressed examples to take their places, and we can learn things from them. Let’s start off with the ladies.

  • Avoid tight, short skirts. You may think it makes you look good, but you can look good and professional without showing 75% of your legs, or run the risk of bending over to pick something up and hearing a Stick to around knee length, and when you sit down, keep it around two inches above the knee. As always, if you think it’s risky, JUST DON’T WEAR IT. Opt for professional looking pants instead.
  • Keep makeup to a minimum. Too much warpaint can be a distraction to the employer, and you’d rather have them focus on your skills than your face.
  • If you have long hair, keep it clean and pulled back. You want to be able to see them, and they want to be able to see you.
  • If you’re going to wear earrings, studs only. No dangling wonders or hula-hoops. Take out any other visible piercings as well. If you MUST leave your nose piercing in, make that a small stud too.
  • Save the stilettos for the parties. Wear pumps or flats, and make sure your shoes are close-toed.
  • No low-cut tops. Always aim for the more conservative option.

Gentlemen, just because the ladies have a lot of rules doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Here are a few tips to make sure you look professional as well:

  • Wear a collared shirt and tie. This isn’t meeting your buddy for lunch at work; this is trying to find a job. Find a clean, unwrinkled button-up shirt, and wear a matching tie. As far as the tie goes, nothing too loud: have a color complimentary to your collared shirt and a simple pattern. Distractions only lower your chances.
  • Wear dress pants THAT FIT. Aim for brown, black, beige, olive, or gray pants. If they sag or you wear them low, just start kissing that opportunity goodbye. While we’re talking about pants, wear a belt that matches your shoes. For starters, that fixes you’re sagging problem. Belts add an air of professionalism, and show that you’re serious about seeking that job. It’s a little thing, sure, but every little thing helps.
  • Speaking of shoes, wear dress shoes. This may seem obvious, but avoid your sneakers or Air Jordans. We even saw one guy in skate shoes. Seriously? Again, make sure your dress shoes are clean (no scuffs) and they match your belt. Uniform dress shows employers that you’re organized, professional, and you know what’s appropriate for each situation.
  • Keep your hair (and facial hair) well groomed. Know the industry that you’re applying for; if they’re high up in the business world, you’ll probably want to cut your hair shorter, and perhaps style it. Also, take out any visible piercings (ears, eyebrows, nose, lips, wherever).
  • Make sure your jacket matches the rest of your outfit if you decide to wear one. Again, uniformity is key here. Make sure your jacket isn’t a tent or too small (rrrriiiipppp). When walking around and talking to others, make sure the top button is fastened (or top two if your jacket has three buttons).

Opportunity is Knocking

Now that you know how to wear clothes, we’d like you to know that job fairs are excellent opportunities if you’re looking for a new line of employment (or any employment, for that matter). At the very least, you can connect with many new potential employers, and employers ALWAYS remember the candidates who follow-up with them. Information never hurts anyone in this scenario.

At fairs, you’ll be getting a lot of information, usually because there’ll be a wide variety of employers looking for new talent. True, some fairs are designed for certain fields (a health-professions fair, for example), but you’ll still be touching base with a handful of different companies, usually competitors. Going into fairs, don’t expect to hit it off with every company; just like you’re looking for that dream job, they’re looking for that dream employee that’s the perfect fit. Aim for 5-7 stronger connections (perhaps industries you’ve researched before), and if anything else comes up, you’ve already met your goal and can feel comfortable in that.

Furthermore, getting your name out there is good experience for opportunities outside the fair. People give each other business cards on elevators, in airplanes, basically anywhere in public ALL THE TIME. Building these conversational skills and getting more comfortable giving your card to possible connections will not only make you memorable, but will prepare you for those unexpected moments where opportunity can arise.

Business Cards: The Resume, Rethought

Speaking of which, business cards are becoming a more popular, convenient way of sharing information as opposed to resumes. Growing up, we were always told to bring a copy of resumes to interviews or employer-related functions. While that still holds true, and you should still bring a resume to fairs and interviews, you might want to consider adding a business card to your arsenal. Companies are starting to favor business cards to resumes in public scenarios to gain your contact information while avoiding forms of bias. Also, if you have a federal resume or a fairly detailed one, most of your personal information (address, parts of your S.S. number) will be on that sheet; do you really want to just give that information away?

There are a ton of templates online on “How to fill out a resume,” and most Career Services offices (including Regis University’s) would be happy to help you fine-tune yours. However, since business cards are a bit of a newer trend, here are a few tips we have on designing your own:

  • Make your name the focal point of the card. At the end of the day, that’s what you want employers to remember first.
  • Put plenty of contact information, especially phone number and email. Add your LinkedIn account if you have one. DON’T put your personal address on it (a company address would be fine).
  • Add your current job title if you have one. If you don’t, create a title that focuses on your expertise(s) in the workforce. Let people know what you’re about; you don’t want someone calling for a lawyer if your skills lie with architecture.
  • Add a simple design and some color to make your card pop-out. A company logo and colors would be great for this. If you’re not working for a company (or making this independently), add a little bit of simple yet sophisticated imagery so you stand out from all the blank white index cards that nobody cares to look at.
  • Finally, this may seem a little obvious, but use solid card stock when making the business cards.

 Don’t Worry, Be Happy

We’ve given you a lot of advice today, and combined with the fact that job fairs are literally going around and introducing yourself to strangers for a solid hour, it may seem a tad overwhelming. We hope you take our advice seriously, but if there’s one piece of advice we hope you remember from this, it’s RELAX. The employers are just as eager to meet you as you are to introduce yourself to them. They aren’t trying to pick you apart while you talk, but they’ll be trying to get a better understanding of who they’re talking to. That means they’ll be looking at your positive sides as much as (if not more than) your flaws. They’ll be trying to see if you’re the right fit for their company, and you should equally see if their company is the right fit for you.


Andy’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/theandyhorner

Katie’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/kford 

Tech Skills in Demand

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Tech Skills in Demand 


According to a recent assessment performed by LMA Consulting Group, the following technical skills are most in demand among the manufacturing and logistic career fields:

  • Capacity Planning
  • Operations Management
  • IT/ERP
  • Demand Planning/Forecasting
  • Lean/Six Sigma Process Improvement
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Management

Almost 80% of employers responding to this survey have found issues in identifying candidates possessing these skills sets. To further explore developing experience in these areas, look at professional organizations, certifications, seminars, workshops. Gaining experience with in-demand tech skills can greatly increase your appeal to employers.

To learn more, make an appointment with Career Services @ 303-458-3508 or visit our website at regis.edu/careerservices

Don’t Forget to Register for the 2015 Senior Etiquette Dinner

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You’re invited to join us for the 2015 Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, April 7th from 6pm-8pm. Open to Regis College Seniors, a delicious five-course meal will be served alongside an entertaining etiquette presentation designed for those preparing for job interviews and formal social networking events.

A $10 deposit is required to hold your reservation (cash or check only) and will be refunded only upon attending the dinner.

Stop by Career Services in the Coors Life Direction Center (room 125) to drop-off your deposit.

Registration Deadline: March 31st.

For more information, contact Career Services at 303.458.3508 or careers@regis.edu