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Prepare Yourself and Your Documents

Need help putting all your hard work on paper in the form of a resume or cover letters? Are you preparing for a job interview or gearing up for a career or internship fair?  Have you mapped out a strategy for professional networking that spans your entire college career? 

These are some great resources to get you started. And don't forget, schedule an appointment to take your preparation to the next level.

Resume Resources
Creating Your Resume

A resume is a document that summarizes your qualifications for employment.  It lets the reader know the highlights of your educational experience, skills and other related information.

List of Action Words

Elevate your resume by using the most descriptive and accurate actions words to describe your experience.

Scannable Resumes

Electronic scanning systems search for "key words" that match key words on your resume to key words needed to succeed in the job.

    CareerSpots Videos

    The Parkside community has access to hundreds of quick videos on a variety of career related topics, including resumes. No matter where you are or what time it is, you can watch videos to gain insight from industry professionals, career service experts, and students from Universities across the country.

    Cover Letter Tips
    Preparing Your Cover Letter

    Don't forget about this valuable method to connect your resume with the desired qualifications in your own voice.

    Personal Statements

    Some opportunities, such as academic program applications, will require personal statements.

      CareerSpots Videos

      The Parkside community has access to hundreds of quick videos on a variety of career related topics, including cover letters. No matter where you are or what time it is, you can watch videos to gain insight from industry professionals, career service experts, and students from Universities across the country.

      Interviewing and the "Elevator Pitch"
      Preparing for Your Interview

      Once you have landed an interview, start preparing to make your best impression. Practice, reflect on your qualifications and take a deep breath. You've got this!

        CareerSpots Videos

        The Parkside community has access to hundreds of quick videos on a variety of career related topics, including interviewing. No matter where you are or what time it is, you can watch videos to gain insight from industry professionals, career service experts, and students from Universities across the country.

        Networking Strategies
        Attend a Career Fair or Internship Fair... Prepared!

        Every year, the Advising and Career Center partners with the entire campus community to welcome local, regional, and national employers to our annual Internship Fair in the fall and the Career Fair in the Spring.

        Build and Maintain Your Network

        Effective networking is a combination of three things: what you know; who you know; and how effectively you use what you know and who you know to learn about new opportunities, make new contacts, and connect with potential employers.

        Professional Associations

        Professional Associations are great places to connect with working professionals at all levels and learn about job, internship and scholarship opportunities in fields and industries that interest you. See a list compiled by our friends at Campus Career Coach.

        Young Professional Groups

        At Parkside, you are in close proximity to two amazing young professional groups in our backyard and many more in the region. Check out Kenosha's YLink (Young Leaders in Kenosha) and Racine's YPR (Young Professionals of Racine) for unlimited networking potential.

          CareerSpots Videos

          The Parkside community has access to hundreds of quick videos on a variety of career related topics, including networking. No matter where you are or what time it is, you can watch videos to gain insight from industry professionals, career service experts, and students from Universities across the country.

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