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Get the Job


 

After developing a career plan based on self-assessment, research, and goal setting, you should have a better understanding of yourself and your desired career path. With these career goals in mind, you are ready to secure the job you want with a targeted job search approach.

The following sections provide information, tools, and resources to guide you in developing strong marketing materials, implementing strategic job search strategies, leveraging your network, and acing your interview.

Resumes


 

Your resume is a living document that you will update and share with employers and connections throughout your career. Our goal is to educate you on strategies and best practices in resume development, equipping you with these critical lifelong career skills.

We’ve created several resources to support you as you develop and refine your resume. Each step builds on the knowledge and skill acquired in the previous step, so please follow these steps in order:

Summary

First, complete our Developing an Effective Resume course which should take around 20-30 minutes.

Completing this course allows you to request a written review of your resume by a career advisor. To request a review, complete the Resume Self-Review document found on the “Additional Resume Resources” page in the final module of the tutorial and email your resume and completed self-review form to careers@wgu.edu. Students who request a review without completing the tutorial will be directed back to the tutorial.  

This course is appropriate for job seekers of all levels as it covers fundamental resume best practices as well as how to take your resume to the next level by customizing it for the role you are seeking.  

In the course, you will learn about the following topics: 

  • What a resume is and how it’s used by job seekers and employers during the hiring process
  • Basic components of an effective resume and best practices for each component
  • Resume formatting and design guidelines for creating a polished, recruiter-friendly document
  • Customizing your resume for specific industries and job opportunities 

 

Supplemental Resources

Use this resource and resume templates below to create a draft or further develop your resume:

Summary
 
Second, attend a resume lab to further enhance your resume and apply what you have learned. 

Once you have completed the Developing an Effective Resume course, attend an interactive Resume Lab to get your resume questions answered by a career advisor.

To attend an upcoming lab, check out our Events page. If you're not able to attend a live event, you can register for an upcoming session to receive a recording, or you can view a past recording.

 

Supplemental Resources

Use these supplemental resources to further refine your resume:

Note: You must be logged into your WGU Student Portal to access the links above. 

Summary

Most employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for their hiring. Applicant Tracking Systems scan resumes for keywords and skills from the job description and assign each resume a match rate. Recruiters use this match rate to determine which resumes to review. It is critical that you customize your resume for each role that you apply to.

Once you have refined your resume and practiced customizing a resume in a Resume Lab, use the resources below to tailor your own resume for the role you are seeking. It can mean the difference between a recruiter offering you an interview or not reading your resume at all.


Supplemental Resources

  • O*Net-SOC AutoCoder - Instantly provides a high-quality occupational classification based on your resume or job description, identifies key words critical to include on your resume, and confirms that your resume is targeted toward your career goal/s.
  • TagCrowd - Use your resume and a job description to create your own word clouds to visualize word frequency and ensure your resume aligns with the job description.

Do you have any remaining questions regarding your unique resume?  Want to speak with a Career Advisor?

Please call 877-214-7008 and leave us a voicemail. We make every attempt to return calls the same day, but sometimes due to volume are unable to do so. If you do not receive a call, we will add you to our queue for the next business day. Calls received after 2pm MT will be returned the next business day. You can also send any questions to careers@wgu.edu. 

 

*Note for Education Students: For resume resources to apply for a teaching position, visit the Teaching Resources page. To build your clinical experience resume, view the CE Resume Best Practices Workshop or see the Clinical Experience Resume Resources below.

Resources

CONGRATULATIONS! You will soon be completing  your teaching degree and your next career opportunity is just around the corner. Please view the video below for a quick overview of the services available and utilize the following resources to ensure a successful job search as you embark on your new career.  

Resume Resources

Teacher Resume Guidelines - Review the detailed guidelines to get started on creating an impactful teacher resume.

Teacher Resume Sample - Download the template in Word to use as a foundation to  create your own resume.

Professional Profile Samples - Consider this list of sample profiles for inspiration in creating your own.

Resume Action Verbs - To avoid using the same verbs repeatedly in your resume, read through this comprehensive list of action verbs

Value & Accomplishment Statements Worksheet - Craft bullets that highlight your successes and help you stand out from the pack.

After utilizing the resume guidelines, sample resume and additional resources provided to update your resume, a career advisor would be happy to provide a final review.  You can submit your resume for review to careers@wgu.edu

Cover Letter Resources

Cover Letter Guidelines and Template - Review these guidelines and use the template to create a strong cover letter.

3 Simple Tips to Help Your Teaching Cover Letter Make the Grade - A blog about how to make a positive first impression and catch the attention of your next employer with a well crafted cover letter. 

Portfolio Resources

Portfolio Content - Review the list of potential content to include in your portfolio. Your portfolio should be a compilation of your best work as a student and professional.

Interview Resources

Big Interview - WGU Career & Professional Development is pleased to offer WGU students and alumni access to Big Interview, a free and comprehensive interview preparation and practice system. 

  • Visit the link: https://wgu.biginterview.com/
  • Select the GREEN “Register” button in the upper right hand corner 
  • Enter your WGU email address, First Name, Last Name and Password of your choice
  • Select the GREEN “Create My Account” button

The resume you are about to create is intended to assist you in securing your preclinical placement. Many school districts request a resume to determine if they will accept a teacher candidate in their school. Follow the steps below to create a professional resume. Please note that you must be logged in to WGU to access the links below. 

  1. Review the Clinical Experience Resume Guide to develop and/or update your existing resume.
  2. View the Clinical Experience Sample Resumes: CE Sample, New to Teaching AND CE Sample, Extensive Experience
  3. Download the Clinical Experience Resume Template in Word to create your own resume. (NOTE: You must download this document prior to editing.)
  4. Depending upon your state and district, you may be required to upload your resume in Word format to officially attach it to your file (please contact your Placement Coordinator with any upload questions).

Writing an Effective Clinical Experience Resume Webinar. Review this webinar recording to learn about the process of writing a compelling resume that will attract the attention of school districts. You can also view upcoming career events to attend one of our upcoming live events! 

The Career & Professional Development department offers personalized resume reviews upon request. Please email a Word version of your resume to careers@wgu.edu after thoroughly reviewing the resources listed above. You will be referred back to these resources if your resume does not reflect the best practices outlined in the guide and resume template.

Please Note: Once you complete your preclinical and student teaching experiences, you will update your resume to include your student teaching experience.

Getting Started

Transferable skills can be particularly helpful to professionals who are in the process of a career change. By definition, a transferable skill is a learned skill or ability that is considered “portable” - meaning you can take it into just about any situation.  For example if you were the President of a Home Owners Association, PTO President, Supervisor, or Volunteer Coordinator at an organization, you have evidence of leadership experience, and this experience can translate across different contexts and environments.

Most people have hundreds of different skills that would be considered transferable but it is important to narrow down the specific transferable skills that will be valuable to employers. 

Not sure which transferable skills apply to the field of HIM? Here are some resources that you can research:

Putting It All Together

Now that you understand how to identify your relevant transferable skills, you can build an effective resume and cover letter targeted for the HIM field.

  • Resume Resources - Utilize the resume resources that include a resume webinar, sample resumes, and resume builders for creating a resume that gets results.
  • Cover Letter Resources - Review the cover letter resources that include a cover letter webinar, cover letter guidelines, and sample cover letters to help you write your letter.

Information is power and provides insights when used as a part of an organization’s decision-making. The more data you have—and the better you are at analyzing that data—the more you can improve the health of individuals and populations. 

Nursing informatics is a specialized role that requires a combination of clinical knowledge and information systems. Below are some resources that will help you prepare to showcase your most relevant skills as you begin your journey as a Nursing Informatics professional.

Core Skills

You have likely amassed hundreds of transferable skills throughout your career. It is important to identify and narrow in on the specific transferable skills that will be most valuable within Nursing Informatics.

Core Skills in Nursing Informatics: Nursing informatics requires a unique set of skills that represents a mix of technology, compliance, interpersonal and clinical skills. To help identify which of your skills match the requirements, review this list of core skills and select those that you have. This list is not all-inclusive  but will help you to highlight skills that will be most valuable to hiring managers. 

Review Nursing Informatics job postings and employer websites.

Review associated NI websites to generate a list of relevant transferable skills:

Resume Resources

This step-by-step resume tutorial walks you through the entire process of building a resume that is visually appealing, accomplishment rich and appealing to hiring managers.

Download the resume sample in Word to use as a foundation to create your own resume.

After utilizing the resume tutorial and sample, a career advisor would be happy to provide a final review.  You can submit your resume for review to careers@wgu.edu

Cover Letter Guidelines

Review these guidelines and use the template to create a strong cover letter.

View a 6 minute webinar which walks you through the process of creating a customized cover letter.

Networking Tips

Networking is an essential skill for professionals looking to break into a new field. if you would like a career specialist to review your networking strategy, feel free to email us at careers@wgu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Interview Preparation

Big Interview - WGU Career & Professional Development is pleased to offer WGU students and alumni access to Big Interview, a free and comprehensive interview preparation and practice system.

Custom Nursing Informatics Interview Questions. Here are some specific questions provided from real-world interviews to help you prepare for your next interview.

After utilizing the Nursing Informatics interview tools, feel free to schedule a live practice interview with a career advisor by emailing careers@wgu.edu.

Cover Letters


 

The purpose of the cover letter is to briefly expand upon the skills and experiences in your resume and to link them to the position that you are applying for. A cover letter is a one-page document targeted to the specific position you are applying for and directed to the company offering the position. When employers read your cover letter, they will be evaluating your writing ability; therefore, spell-check and proofread the cover letter multiple times to avoid grammar and spelling errors.

The cover letter:

  • Showcases your writing style and ability
  • Tells the employer why are you uniquely qualified for this position
  • Gives you an opportunity to describe related skills and accomplishments in more detail
  • Lets the employer know that you are professional and proactive

Creating a Cover Letter

Stand Out with a Cover Letter 
View a brief webinar which walks you through the process of creating a customized cover letter or view our full-length Creating a Compelling Cover Letter workshop

Cover Letter Guidelines
A document which provides a step-by-step approach to drafting a cover letter.

Send it for a Review
Once you have utilized the above resources to craft and revise your cover letter, you can send it to our office for a review. To submit your cover letter, send an email with your cover letter attached (in Microsoft Word format) to careers@wgu.edu.

Portfolios


 

Whether you are a new or experienced professional, you will want to document your professional accomplishments throughout your career journey. Employers are seeking employees who add value and make a difference, so a professional portfolio can help distinguish you from other applicants.

Having your accomplishments, skills, awards, and endorsements in one place can help you to:

  • Create and update your resume with specific accomplishments
  • Prepare for interviews with confidence
  • Show your value during performance evaluations
  • Demonstrate measurable successes for the purpose of salary negotiations
  • Move forward and feel more prepared in the event of a reorganization or restructure

The Value of a Professional Portfolio Video
View this recording highlighting how building your portfolio can help you stand out with potential employers.

Potential Content
Review the list of potential content to include in your portfolio. Remember that a portfolio is a compilation of academic and professional artifacts that demonstrate what you've accomplished in your coursework and throughout your career. It will be a little different for each person but it should highlight your growth, your strengths, professional references from peers and managers and provide examples showcasing your career accomplishments and work product.

Two essential documents that must be included in a professional portfolio are a resume and cover letter. 

Resumes
Learn how to tailor your resume to a specific position/occupation and target the employer’s needs with clear information detailing your most relevant skills, knowledge, and accomplishments.

Cover Letters
Learn how to effectively tell an employer why you are uniquely qualified for a position while showcasing your writing ability and style.

A portfolio is a compilation of your best work as a student and as a professional. It will be a little different for each person but it should highlight your growth, your strengths, professional references, credentials and provide examples showcasing your career accomplishments and work product.

Ways to Showcase Your Portfolio:

Social Media
“Don’t just say it, display it!” LinkedIn is the perfect place to visually enhance your professional story. This is a great opportunity to illustrate your greatest professional achievements. Review the blog Create a Professional Portfolio Utilizing LinkedIn to get started.

Personal Websites
You might consider creating your own professional website (via WIX and WordPress) to showcase your professional qualifications, projects, personality, and achievements. Building a website allows for a bit of creative freedom to express personality and brand development across different online platforms. More and more employers are researching job applicants online and owning your own website can increase your chances of showing up when someone searches for you. 

Hard Copy
Although we are clearly in the digital age, it is also recommended to have a hard copy portfolio. Having a hard copy portfolio available to reference at an interview can leave a positive, impactful impression with an employer. Hard copies can also serve as a backup whenever technology challenges arise.

Interview Preparation


 

"Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire." -Dan Zevi

WGU Career & Professional Development is pleased to offer WGU students and alumni access to Big Interview, a free and comprehensive interview preparation and practice system.

Big Interview Highlights

Enhance your skills. Utilize Big Interview’s extensive curriculum to help you learn today’s best interviewing techniques!

Anticipate Questions. Visit the Question Library (within the “Practice” tab) and choose from dozens of interview sets sorted by industry and occupation to help you anticipate and prepare for those tough questions.

Practice. Record, review, and share your answers to help you gain feedback and improve your skills before your next interview.

Getting Started

1. Go to: https://wgu.biginterview.com/

2. Login with your WGU Credentials

3. Once logged in, you will be directed to the main dashboard. Here, you have several options for exploring interview resources.

o To get a quick overview and practice of interviews, click on the "Fast Track" option. This section provides a broad understanding of interviews, various interview types, and allows for quick practice sessions.

o Alternatively, if you prefer a more comprehensive approach, choose the "Mastery Track." This section offers a detailed overview of interviews, different types of interviews, and provides in-depth practice opportunities to enhance your skills.

o To access industry-specific questions and a variety of interview sets, click on "Interviews" next to "My Dashboard" in the top left corner. This will allow you to select from a range of industry questions and tailored interview sets.

Need extra assistance? Use this helpful Student Guide to gain deeper understanding of how to best utilize and maximize the Big Interview Tool

Once you are signed up, check out some of these helpful links:

Dress For Success
Wondering how to dress for your next interview or career fair? This resource provides great, concise recommendations to help you look the part. Credit to Stetson University.

AssessmentDay.com
Review free up-to-date advice, tips, tutorial videos, and practice tests to help you prepare for the psychometric tests that may be a part of the application process. 

How to Succeed at a Job & Career Fair
Job and career fairs are a great way to network with employers and learn about different companies. This is also a great way to learn about different hiring opportunities, and potentially interview for a position. 

Interviewing 101 Workshop
For many of us, interviewing can be a challenge. Fortunately, like many other things in life, interviewing is a skill that you can get better at over time with practice. In this webinar, we cover what to do before, during, and after the interview to make a great impression and help you get the job! We also discuss strategies for different types of interviews, such as phone interviews, video interviews, and recorded video interviews (like HireVue). Finally, we walk through the Big Interview practice platform and demonstrate how to use it to prepare for an interview.

Be sure to practice your interview skills and get constructive feedback from a knowledgeable expert before your next interview. 

Share Your Practice Interview 
Once you record your practice interview in Big Interview, email it to careers@wgu.edu and one of WGU’s career advisors will review your recording and share feedback with you.

Request a Mock Interview
In addition to recording a practice interview, schedule a mock interview with your career advisor for additional feedback and tips on interview best practices. You can email careers@wgu.edu or request a mock interview.

Salary Negotiation


 

Salary negotiations can feel awkward and scary but don't let fear stand in your way! Negotiating your salary or a raise can have a large impact on your life-time earnings. With a little preparation and shift in perspective, you can remove the awkwardness from the conversation. You are taking control of your financial future, which is an admirable and necessary skill.

Research

Conduct research to determine an average salary range for the position you are seeking or currently in. Employers are much more likely to consider an objective salary figure that is supported by research.  Review the salary sites below to determine a typical salary range for the positions you are considering based on your skills, experience, education and location.

Glassdoor - The world's most complete data on real employees' salaries. Search salaries by company and by job title. Share your current (or past) salary information anonymously to gain access to the entire site’s salary and benefits data.

Indeed Salary Search - Uses keywords in addition to job titles. The results are based on an index of salary information extracted from more than 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months.

PayScale - Use this site to research what you are currently worth in your current job, evaluate a job offer, or explore salaries for a new job.

SalaryExpert - Provides reporting on salaries and cost of living from compensation professionals with tools to help make informed decisions when planning careers and searching for jobs.

SalaryList - Salary information comes from official government (United States Department of Labor) or company reporting. This site’s mission is to provide transparency in compensation and pay, and facilitate both employer and employee understanding of the compensation market.

Demonstrate Value

Determining a typical salary range is just the first step. You will also want to demonstrate the value you have brought or will bring to the employer. Highlighting your accomplishments, projects worked, awards, ways you have made and saved company money, and continuous learning and professional development participation will support your salary request.

Consider The Employer

In addition to knowing what you are worth, it is important to research and consider what an employer can offer. The budget of a small non-profit organization is going to be different from that of a Fortune 500 company. It can also be helpful to consider the perspective of the person with whom you will be discussing salary. When considering all sides, you are more likely to come to an agreement on a compensation package that is a win-win for everyone.

Prepare To Discuss More Than Money

Compensation is more than a paycheck and negotiating additional perks can add to your quality of life. Other areas of negotiation can include: an accelerated review schedule, additional vacation, sick, or PTO time, training or educational opportunities, benefits, relocation fees, flexible work schedule, and an altered bonus structure, to name a few.

Determine Your Bottom Line

Bottom line refers to the amount of compensation you feel is absolutely necessary to accept a job offer. Having a bottom line and sticking with it can assist in determining if you need to walk away from an offer. 

Stay Future Focused

Employers will sometimes request your current or previous salaries and use that information when determining an offer. You NEVER want to lie about salary (it can be a terminable offense) but instead be prepared to demonstrate why the salary you are requesting is fair if it is significantly more than previous positions.

Now that you have done your research and put a plan into place, it is time to negotiate your salary or raise!

Negotiating Salary for a New Job

Let the potential employer bring up salary first. If you bring up salary in the first interview unprompted, it can be interpreted that your focus is mainly on compensation and not on the company or the position. If an employer asks for your salary requirements, it is ok to turn the question back to them and ask for the range they have established for the position. Let them know that you would consider an offer in that range without tying yourself to a number.

Take time to receive and consider an official offer before accepting or countering. Unless the employer clearly states that it is a hard offer with no wiggle room (you always have the option to turn down an offer), you can always negotiate. Don't let fear stand in your way of asking for more if you feel your market research and accomplishments support a higher salary. Employers expect salary negotiations and asking for more, if done in a professional manner, will not result in the employer rescinding the offer.

Keep calm and negotiate on. Negotiating can feel scary, exciting, and stressful but always keep the conversation positive and professional. Continue to remind the employer of your passion and interest in the position and the value you can bring to the organization.  

View negotiation strategies in action. To view a strong example of the salary negotiation process in action, please view this video.  It also includes helpful explanations and discussion related to the strategies utilized.

Note: The links on the WGU Career & Professional Development site are provided only for your convenience. Any information, materials, personal opinions, or endorsements of products or services appearing on external sites are not controlled, endorsed, or sponsored by Western Governors University.

Requesting a Raise

Pick an appropriate time. Consider when raises are generally granted at your company. Commonly, raises are tied to performance evaluations. If there does not seem to be a process in place, consider scheduling a time with your supervisor to review your performance and discuss the raise you are seeking.

Make requests that are reasonable within the company's pay structure. Do your homework to determine what is reasonable. Companies may have pay grades and salary caps in place. Determine if you are seeking additional compensation for going above and beyond in your current role or would like a promotion. A new job title that is higher up in the organization may allow for a more significant increase.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Contact a Career & Professional Development Advisor for assistance with salary negotiations and practicing your request. Salary negotiation can be challenging but also rewarding. Develop your negotiation skills today.

Networking


 

"If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there."- Robert Kiyosaki

Upwards of 85% of open positions are filled through networking (payscale.com). If you are looking for work, focus your time on building your network rather than pouring through online listings. Networking is simply establishing and leveraging relationships through conversations with people who are and will become your friends and community of colleagues as you go through your career. Developing your network is easy because you know more people than you think you know.

Start developing your network today by following these steps:

Networking Guide: Download the guide for clearly defined steps on how to expand and leverage your network. To access LinkedIn Learning videos, please first login with your WGU credentials

The guide will teach you how to:

Apply networking strategies and identify networks, industries and companies of interest.

Develop your brand and professional introduction.

 

 

 

  • Giving Your Elevator Pitch/Professional Introduction (LinkedIn Learning course, 13m total)
  • Info-mercial Worksheet
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    Utilize social media/LinkedIn to help get you connected.

    Develop your network.

    Reach out to your network.

     

    Take advantage of all of the perks that come along with being a student or alum and leverage your WGU network!

    WGU - Western Governors University Alumni & Students - LinkedIn Alumni/Student Group

    Night Owl Network - Alumni Networking Group (currently for Alumni only)

    As you complete the activities described in the guide, a Career Advisor is available to answer questions, provide clarification, and offer support.

    Watch our How Do I Get Started Networking workshop to gain insights on how to build your network.

    To request an appointment: Send your questions, areas for clarification and a copy of your Networking Guide (complete with your own notes and progress) to careers@wgu.edu and a career advisor will be in touch shortly after your email is received. 

    We look forward to working with you! 

    Social Media


     

    LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with hundreds of millions of members. It is the go-to resource for professional networking and will help you:

    Social Media & Branding

    Showcasing your "brand” helps set yourself apart for a potential employer, marketing who you are, the skills you bring and the value you add. We encourage you to review the resources below to gain deeper insight into personal branding and marketing yourself.

    To access LinkedIn Learning videos, please first login with your WGU credentials

    STEP 1 - Download the LinkedIn User Guide

    The LinkedIn User Guide provides clearly defined steps on how to develop a strong LinkedIn profile, develop your network, job search, and brand yourself. The guide will teach you how to:

    STEP 2 - Stay Connected 

    Take advantage of all of the perks that come along with being a student or alum and leverage your WGU network!

    • WGU - Western Governors University Alumni & Students - Be sure to make this group one of the first LinkedIn groups you join to connect with other WGU students and alumni!
    • WGU – LinkedIn Alumni Tool – Gain career insights on the 209,000+ students and alumni. You can do a search to see what  types of positions fellow WGU students and alumni hold, what companies they work for, where they are located, and more!

    STEP 3 - Reach Out to Career & Professional Development

    As you complete the activities described in the guide, a career advisor is available to answer questions, provide clarification, and offer support.

    To request an appointment: Send your questions, areas for clarification and a copy of your Networking Guide (complete with your own notes and progress) to careers@wgu.edu and a career advisor will be in touch shortly after your email is received. 

    We look forward to working with you! 

    Employer Research


     

    "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." - Zora Neale Hurston 

    Researching employers can help you identify companies that are a “good fit” for you, network effectively, target your resume, and prepare for an interview. A company’s website is a great place to start your research – but don’t stop there.

    The following resources offer additional insights into organizations that will be helpful to your job search:

    Download the Employer Research Guide for clearly defined steps on how to expand and leverage your network. To access LinkedIn Learning videos, please first login with your WGU credentials. The guide will teach you how to:

    Research Organizations Online to Target Potential Employers

    Browse Employer Job Postings
    Explore available opportunities and gain understanding of qualifications/skills required for positions of interest

    Utilize LinkedIn and Social Media
    Identify connections and expand knowledge on targeted companies

    Leverage Your Current Network
    Build professional connections (friends, family, previous co-workers, etc.)

    Conduct Informational Interviews and Learn Directly from Company Employees

     

    Take advantage of all of the perks that come along with being a student or alum and leverage your WGU network!

    WGU - Western Governors University Alumni & Students - LinkedIn Alumni/Student Group

    Night Owl Network - Alumni Networking Group (currently for Alumni only)

    As you complete the activities described in the guide, a Career Advisor is available to answer questions, provide clarification, and offer support.

    To request an appointment: Send your questions, areas for clarification and a copy of your Networking Guide (complete with your own notes and progress) to careers@wgu.edu and a career advisor will be in touch shortly after your email is received. 

    We look forward to working with you! 

    Webinars


     

    "You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra

    WGU Career & Professional Development offers ongoing webinars covering career topics such as resumes, LinkedIn, job search, career planning, and more! Check out our complete listing of upcoming Career Events, and sign up today!

    Recorded Webinars

    • ResumesLearn about the process of writing a compelling resume that can beat the applicant tracking system and showcase your experiences.
    • Writing a Compelling Cover Letter:  Learn about the process of writing a compelling cover letter that can introduce yourself and your resume. 
    • Handshake 101You've heard the buzz, but what is Handshake all about? In this workshop, you will learn how to get the most out of your Handshake account. We will walk through building a complete profile, using Handshake's job search and networking capabilities, finding information in the resource library, and conducting employer research in the system.
    • Interviewing 101: In this webinar, we cover what to do before, during, and after the interview to make a great impression and help you get the job! We also discuss strategies for different types of interviews, such as phone interviews, video interviews, and recorded video interviews (like HireVue). Finally, we walk through the Big Interview practice platform and demonstrate how to use it to prepare for an interview.
    • Overcoming Job Search Obstacles: Learn about some strategies to help better understand and overcome potential obstacles with your job search.
    • Networking and the LinkedIn Alumni Tool: View this workshop to gain insight into how to bulid your network and how to leverage WGU's student and alumni network to explore career paths, make connections, and uncover employment opportunities.
    • Why do I Feel Like a Fraud? Understanding and Working With Imposter SyndromeDo you find yourself feeling like you don’t deserve to be in your current position or like you will be “found out” any day now? Do you have the tendency to attribute your career success to “luck” instead of true talent, skill, and ability? You may be suffering from imposter syndrome, which is defined as “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persists despite evident success.” View this webinar, which discusses characteristics of imposter syndrome, ways to identify this challenging phenomenon, ways to mitigate the negative messages that you may reinforce to yourself, and strategies to put to work right away. 
    • Career & Professional Development Webinar Recordings: Check out our complete listing of available recordings to explore more career-related topics today!