Handouts and Resources

Online Workshop Webinars

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    Your resume and cover letter may be your only chance to get an employer’s attention, so you have to get it right the first time. Learn about appearance, style and formats in writing a resume a cover letter. 

  • Interviewing Skills

    Understand the goals and importance of an interview. Learn effective tools in preparation for the interview process, the appropriate communication skills, behavior, and dress code for an interview, as well as what to do after an interview.

  • Job Search Strategies

    Searching for an internship or a job is a job in itself. Attend this workshop to learn about tools and strategies to assist with your search. We will review resources for finding jobs (e.g. Panther JOBLink, LinkedIn, The Muse) and networking (e.g. student organizations, classmates, professional associations, LinkedIn company pages, on campus events), and will encourage you to create an action plan for your search.

  • Salary Negotiation

    This workshop provides students with the necessary skills to negotiate, research the market, and position themselves in the current job market.

  • Networking Skills

    Learn how and why networking is vital to your career, and how you can network your way into a job by knowing your audience and perfecting your own networking skills.

  • Prepare for the Fair

    Learn the importance of attending a career fair. Identify communication strategies for use before, during and after the career fair. Learn how to successfully network with employers and stand out positively from the crowd.

Online Resources

Resumes and Cover Letters

Additional Resources

  • Interview Tips
  • Career Assessment

    The FIU Career and Talent Development Department offers two Career Assessments, MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI) and STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY (SII), both reliable and valid, which are administered and interpreted by certified professionals. Both assessments will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

    The purpose of these Career Assessments is to enhance self-understanding and help give direction to your own unique career exploration process. It will not give you an exact list of occupations that are guaranteed perfect matches for you. However, with the assistance of a career counselor, this can serve as an effective guide for your career search.

  • Career Readiness

    NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

    These competencies are: 

    1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
    2. Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
    3. Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
    4. Information Technology Application: Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task. The individual is also able to apply computing skills to solve problems.
    5. Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
    6. Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
    7. Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

    PDF of Career Readiness Competencies

    *Source: http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/career-readiness-competencies.aspx

  • NACE Salary Calculator Center
  • Tips for Career Development Success
  • Branding Yourself
    In an ever changing global world, our students need to find ways to standout and market themselves as part of their professional development. We offer a variety of Branding workshops and events throughout the year: Professional Headshots for LinkedIn
    Every semester we offer FIU students and alumni the opportunity to have a professional head shot taken for their LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Tip Sheets


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