Career Development & Calling Tell Your Story
What's your story?
Everyone is drawn to specific things, talented in different areas, and able to connect with various people. Our job is to help you articulate your unique narrative authentically and confidently. Refine and shape your story while at Westmont, and tell your story as you look towards meaningful work, graduate school, and employers.
Resources to help you Tell Your Story
Even in a social media age, the resume is still THE top tool for employers to quickly learn who you are, what you've done, and to check out your ability to communicate via the written word.
There's an art and science to resume writing, and we can help you with both. Review the Effective Resume Writing Handout for samples, tips and hints on creating your personal document.
Who should get help with their resume?
All students. Start by drafting your resume and uploading it to Handshake.
Log in to Handshake to schedule a Resume Review with a Career Counselor or professional staff.
It's THE top online tool employers use to check out potential interns or employees.
Now that you've done the work and your resume is ready for prime time, you can use that content to create your online LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn is also a great tool for learning about career paths, arranging informational interviews, and making connections with alumni and employers.
Who should set up their LinkedIn profile?
Log in to Handshake to chat with a Career Counselor or professional staff about using LinkedIn as a Job/Internship search tool.
Now that you've got the interview, you need to prepare...and we can help. Start by reviewing our Successful Interviewing Handout.
It's about more than advice on clothing, breath mints, or the mock interview. Let us help you nail the interview.
Who should schedule an appointment for interview prep?
Log in to Handshake to schedule an Interview Prep appointment with a Career Counselor or professional staff.
93% of hiring managers will review a candidate's social media profile before making a hiring decision. 66% of hiring managers said they would hold poor spelling and grammar against candidates.
We get it. Snapchatagrambook is a part of life, yet everything you say or post leaves a digital footprint of your life, behaviors and interests.
Who should be concerned about their media presence?
Learn what your social media profile says about you and how it's being used in the job market.