Career Center

  • Career Planning/Job Search Checklist

    April 7, 2015

    It’s that time of year. Some of us are still looking for that perfect job. Take a look at this checklist of key career planning tasks: Cover Letter. Be sure to proofread your cover letter to catch any grammatical errors and to make sure it is up to date. Don’t expect a “one-size-fits-all” cover letter […]

  • A Friendly Reminder For Graduating Seniors

    April 6, 2015

    With graduation just a little more than a month away, the pressure is higher than ever to land a full time job and prove to Mom and Dad that the past four years were more than just bar hopping and Netflix binges. I’m sure word has started to spread about friends and classmates who have […]

  • Go Clubbing!

    April 5, 2015

    Alright, I’m talking about academic clubs, but wait, just here me out. At Truman, we are lucky to have a very active and motivated student body. It’s because of this motivation that we have a ton of cool and specially tailored clubs for specific interests and majors. Yet, I feel like some of these clubs […]

  • Tips on Building Your Professional Network

    April 4, 2015

    Networking: the term that scares a lot of Millennials. People automatically think of attending awkward events and making small talk with people you may have no interest in. Networking is really just about talking with people who share similar interests and goals. Here are some strategies that can help build your professional network: Join a […]

  • On The Horizon: Tomorrow’s Recruitment Trend You Should Be Aware of Today

    April 3, 2015

    Job hunting? Then it may be time to whip out the video camera and cue cards. According to LinkedIn, 75 percent of recruiters are now using video for recruitment purposes, and this number is only expected to rise in coming years. Why the growing obsession with video? The trend toward video recruitment has been years […]

  • The Best Advisors on Campus (besides the Career Center!)

    April 2, 2015

    I hear people passing me on the sidewalks around campus talk about uncertainties with their major, stress coming from a particular assignment, and just general college problems. And while it’s good to discuss these problems with your friends, they might not always be the most qualified out there to answer some of your questions. So […]

  • The interview is over, now what!

    March 30, 2015

    As you walk through the SUB, you may hear the clanging of a loud bell from the third floor, followed by applause. The bell-ringing is coming from outside the Career Center as we celebrate students’ acceptance of internships, jobs or grad school placements. What leads up to this celebration can indeed be nerve-racking. You interviewed […]

  • Using Your Strengths

    March 23, 2015

    It could probably be viewed as one of the most difficult questions to answer during an interview.  “What is your greatest strength?  What is your greatest weakness?”  Just the idea of providing an answer to this question that paints you in the right light elicits anxiety and sweaty palms.  Don’t provide a cop-out answer to […]

  • A Peek Behind the HR Curtain: What Are Employers Truly Looking For?

    March 21, 2015

    As the Career Center, we put out a lot of career-related advice for our readers. From interview tips to dinner etiquette to thank you letters, chances are we’ve covered the topic in some capacity at one point or another, all in hopes that it might help our target audience (yes, that’s you) succeed in their […]

  • Business Women: A League of their Own

    March 20, 2015

    For years, many women have experienced the same issue when at work: harassment by co-workers, mainly men. Some men claim that women can not do as well of a job simply because of their gender. Well ladies, the time has come to stop these rude and inconsiderate remarks. No matter your race, religion, heritage, age, […]