July 15, 2016

Career Management Office's Summer Checklist

Follow Weatherhead's Career Management Office (CMO) on Twitter @weatherheadcmo.

Summer is half way done. Vacations are coming to a close. Time to get ready for the new approaching academic year. There are a few checklist items that CMO recommends you do before you get back to campus.

      Update your resume
Either a year or a few months has passed since last laying eyes on your resume. Think about the projects you did in class that you could add.  If you landed an internship then you must include that with as many quantifying and action items achieved. Submit your revised resume to CareerLink so when you get to campus it is complete and ready to go. Remember the Weatherhead Career Fair is fast approaching on September 15. You will be on campus just a few weeks and you’ll have to be ready to pass it out to many employers.

      Create/review targeted company list
You should have already started a list of potential employers with notes about each one. This is a great reference when you start applying for jobs. The note section can include news articles about the company or typical job postings available. The more you know about a company the better candidate you are for a role. Start creating the perfect list!

Now is the best time to network. Email potential contacts and/or alum on LinkedIn. Offer to treat for lunch or coffee while you learn more about his or her career path or company. Join a professional group such as The ClevelandProfessional Twenty-Thirty Club and attend an event. There are plenty of ways to network. The next person you meet may lead you to your dream career. The time is now to be social!

It’s a short list but these three items will help set you up to succeed. CMO’s office hours are Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop in and visit! We are a phone call away 216.368.3662 or an email wsom-cmo@case.edu.

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