Career Services

Date Event Time
10/21 - 10/25 Interview Skills/Thank You Letter
10/28 - 11/01 Mock Interviews
11/04 - 11/08 Mock Interviews
11/11 - 11/15 Get the Most Out of a Career Fair
11/19 Dress for Success 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
11/20 Dress for Success 09:30 AM-03:30 PM
11/21 Fall Career Fair 10:00 AM-03:00 PM
03/03 - 03/04 RN-BSN Transfer Fair 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
03/04 General Transfer Fair 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
03/26 Spring Career Fair 10:00 AM-03:00 PM

Dos and Dont's

When looking for a new job, remember these simple do's and don'ts.

  • Honesty
    • Do: Be honest
    • Don't: Embellish or fabricate details, facts or experience.
  • Employment Gaps
    • Do: Explain these gaps by stating "returned to school," "hep friend start a new business," "traveled," or other reason. If your reason is health related or due to a disability, it is your personal decision whether or not you want to disclose this fact. (Unless your problem prevents you from doing the job safely, it is probably not necessary to disclose.) I the gap is less than one year, don't list it. There is no written rule that says you must account for every month of every year.
    • Don't: Leave large gaps or absences in your employment history.
  • Activities
    • Do: List these in your skills and accomplishments; they may include qualities useful for the position.
    • Don't: Forget to include any activities you may have done during an employment gap.
  • Pay Rates
    • Do: Use a pay range that reflects the local area.
    • Don't: List a specific pay rate.
  • Reasons for Leaving
    • Do: Use words to describe the situation like "moved," "seasonal employment," or "laid off." However, you should be ready to explain.
    • Don't: Use words like "fired" or "let go".

(This information provided by IowaWORKS as a partner of Western Iowa Tech Community College.)

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