Career Center

  • Congratulations! You got the interview….now what?

    March 16, 2015

    Congratulations! You have been selected to interview and you really, really want this to work. This interview is all that stands between you and the prize for which you have been preparing since you started college, heck since 7th grade. What can they possibly ask that could be so difficult? After all, you are the […]

  • All Work & No Play…

    March 9, 2015

    It’s officially here–Spring Break!  As you’re lounging on the beach or doing service/volunteer work try to take into account a couple things: 1.  You could talk about your service/volunteer work in an interview.  You cannot, however, talk about hanging out with friends at PCB if there was no service component.  (Chauffeuring your friends during night […]

  • Busting The Myths About Non-Profits

    March 5, 2015

    As many of us scramble to apply for summer internships or post-graduation jobs we find ourselves faced with a never-ending list of decisions to make. Am I willing to relocate? What are my salary expectations? Should I take the first offer I get? As Truman students, many of us crave perfection, making this time of […]

  • Questions to Ask When Considering an Internship

    March 4, 2015

    Having an internship under your belt can make the future job search a lot easier. Employers want applicants who have experience in their field. Many companies also hire their interns for full time work after they have completed the internship. Some companies offer great intern programs that allow the interns to gain knowledge and learn […]

  • The Perks of Not Being Wallflower: Networking 101

    March 3, 2015

    On February 18th I was given the awesome opportunity to attend the annual International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Summit in Overland Park, Kansas. On the dark, snowy drive to Kansas City the night before the event I found myself unsure–and a little nervous–about what to expect. I knew in advance from creeping on the […]

  • Crash Course in getting ready for Expo

    February 23, 2015

    College is an amazing time but ultimately you need to prepare for what comes after your Truman experience. Do you plan on going straight into a career or does your career goal require graduate school? You know you should have an internship, but where? Yikes….So many decisions! The Career & Grad School Expo on Wednesday, […]

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media and Job Hunting

    February 20, 2015

    In today’s world, social media is something that needs to be thought about when job hunting. Your social media pages can either help or harm you as you look for a job. If you present yourself as a professional and have up-to-date information on your pages this could help you land a job. If you […]

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Keeping a Job

    February 19, 2015

    Many people know the feeling of receiving a new job that they worked hard to get. Now comes even more paranoia. How do I impress my boss? How can I improve? How can I move to the top? What do I do to stay hired? Well here are a few tips for doing just that. […]

  • Tips on Landing a Job

    February 18, 2015

    When looking for a job competition is tough. Hundreds of people can be applying for the same position. Here are some tips on how to land a good job. Know What You Want Before you send out your first resume or networking you need to first determine your job-search goals. Ask yourself the following questions: […]

  • How to Deal with Rude Co-Workers

    February 17, 2015

    Almost everyone has had a rude encounter at work, not from a customer, but from a fellow employee. There are four necessary steps to take when you encounter a rude co-worker. Step 1: Ask for a meeting.Letting these things slide will only make things more stressful. Confront the situation head on. Tell the co-worker you would like […]