Happenstance + You

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I worked at the Career Center this summer as a part of my NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) internship in at UVM,. I want to share how this experience has caused me to reflect on my work experience and how I arrived here. Continue reading

Your job doesn’t have to suck.

Staff of Outright Vermont

Really, it doesn’t.

Here are some tips about how to assess your current job and, if needed, how to manifest your next bold move. Disclaimer: This is not about making you more money, this is about making your job matter to you. Continue reading

What Employers Want: Selling Your Soft Skills

Galen Healthcare Solutions LogoEven though I don’t know who you are, I am going to be honest with you. When I graduated from UVM (Go Cats Go!) I had no idea what an employer really wanted, let alone what I wanted to do. When I started writing my resume and prepping for interviews, I struggled to think of what my “skills” were and how I could talk about them during an interview. I was a business finance major, so I knew the basics like how to use Microsoft Excel and read a balance sheet, but whoop-de do; so did all of my classmates. I bloated my resume and cover letters with buzz words like “leadership,” “teamwork,” and “dynamic,” but that was primarily me crossing my fingers that the computer algorithms would flag my resume. Continue reading

Navigating a Networking Event – Four Tips for Success

drawing of people meeting and talkingCongratulations, you are going to a UVM career networking event and that is awesome! It can be scary and awkward at first, but it’s really a bunch of conversations and opportunities to learn about the world of work from UVM’ers who have traveled the path before you.
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Interviews: Leaving Space for Stories

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Congratulations, you’ve successfully submitted your application to a recent job posting and have been invited to interview! What can you do to prepare? Consider the power of stories when answering interview questions. Continue reading