Career Consultant Dr. Sandy Marcus, inspired by a large poster in a restaurant, writes a list about things we can do to build community here at Illinois Tech.
You want your resume reader to see the key words that really paint a picture of you. If it’s a verb, fine; but it doesn’t have to be. You must therefore ask yourself is, “If there is ONE word in this item that I want my reader to see FIRST, what is that word?” That’s the word that should begin the item. You then find a way to write the rest of the item, starting with that key word. And, yes, it might be a verb, but it doesn’t have to be – it could be a noun, or a name, or even a number. The first word may not always be what you think, and selecting the best first word depends on what one wants to emphasize.
In 1890, the women and men of what we now know as Illinois Institute of Technology responded to a call for action with a brilliant academic program fused within the context of the city of Chicago, calling forth visionary and
As we begin the 2017-18 academic year, we are pleased to announce the inaugural launch of Early Career Communities, an initiative designed to create innovative pathways and experiential learning settings for students to take meaningful steps in their career preparation,
“College students should have significant practice solving complex problems with diverse groups of collaborators in order to prepare for the challenges they will face in the workplace and in civic life.” – Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Association of American Colleges and
Please help me kill it, for everyone’s sake. Dedicated team player with strong work ethic and great organizing skills seeking to utilize training and competencies to leverage value toward company goals in a growth-oriented, goal-driven environment. – Generic résumé Objective
Why You Should Always Be Ready to Take Stock and Recalibrate Your Trajectory By Dr. Sandy Marcus Most of us generally think of “career planning” as most important when we’re still in school or at the very beginning of our
Lately I’ve been doing some critical reevaluation of my priorities across the professional, academic, and personal spheres, and that inventory and reflection process (still in progress) yielded some insights I thought worth sharing with you. The overarching theme, which will
The office of Career Services hosted its second The 2-Hour Job Search presentation by Steve Dalton, acclaimed author of the book by the same name. The presentation took place on Monday, October 10, in Wishnik Hall Auditorium on the
Manoj Varma Penmathsa is one of the newest members of the Peer Career Coaching team and decided to take a risk at this year’s career fair. The experience he writes about below exemplifies the power of “planned happenstance” in the