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Getting the Job and Thriving in the Position

If you are like many new graduates OR relatively new to the job market, you may feel a pit in your stomach, just thinking about how to find a job.  You may also feel uncertain about how to become a high-quality employee, after getting the job.  Achieving employment goals and developing the skills needed might feel nerve-wracking, however in this class you will learn how to GET the job and THRIVE in the position, after you are hired. We will focus the skills development and tools listed below:

Getting the JOB

Personal Social Media Image Development

Recruiters actively use it to source candidates and it's the best resource for building and managing your career network.

Resume Development

Learn new styles and resources for creating the best possible resume.

Professional Portfolio

An organized collection of relevant documents and artifacts that showcases your talents, most relevant skills, and charts your professional growth

Thank you, letters

Formal thank you letters may be the thing that makes you stand tall above the crowd while personal thank you letters can make someone else feel appreciated and special.

Cover Letters

The main goal of the cover letter is to help you obtain an interview. It is written as an introduction to your resume, highlighting those skills and an experience most suited to the position, and offers the prospective employer a taste of your character and level of interest


The purpose of networking is the exchange of information, advice, and referrals, via the informational interview process, to assist in attaining your goal of changing careers.


The interview is a conversation in which you and an employer exchange information. Your objective is to get an offer of a job, and the employer's objective is to find out the following: What you have to offer (your skills, abilities, basic knowledge). Who you are (your personality, character, interests)?

Salary Negotiations

Salary negotiations are discussions between yourself and a representative of your current or prospective company that aim to help you secure a higher salary.


Getting the JOB

Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. When a dispute arises, often the best course of action is negotiation to resolve the disagreement.

How to Become a High-Quality Employee: Meeting and Exceeding Company ExpectationS

There are many components to professionalism, and some are key qualities of a good employee. These components include the responsibility, courtesy, honesty, good communication and respect that you would expect to find in a good coworker at any level.

Job Promotion Negotiation

The first and often most overlooked step in receiving a promotion is to ask for one. If you’re sitting around waiting for a promotion, don’t expect one anytime soon. If your career aspirations involve advancing to higher-level positions, you have to advocate for yourself. That means negotiating for a promotion.


Collaboration within a group can help solve difficult problems. Brainstorming is a good opportunity for the team to exchange ideas and come up with creative ways of doing things. By working together, teams can find the solutions that work best

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