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Thinking of Working Abroad

Have you ever thought that you might like to eventually work somewhere other than in the United States? Working abroad is an excellent opportunity for an employee to explore a new country, possibly learn a new language, and also better understand a different culture.  Finding a job in a familiar country is scary enough, but relocating can seem even more intimidating. Here is a collective list of things to consider when thinking of finding international work.

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Dress for Success

One of the top consensus among professionals today is that you should "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Portraying yourself in a professional demeanor while interviewing or at work is crucial for career advancement. Forbes has many online tips to help those who want to use their attire to shape their personal and professional growth. Being seen as a competent professional is key to a good job and promising future.

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Acing the Interview- A Book Review

Worried about that interview you have coming up? Thinking about the future gives you butterflies in your stomach? Make sure you are prepared for any opportunity by checking out the literature available in the Career Center. For those who have an upcoming interview, try reading Acing the Interview, available in the Career Center library. Check out our wide selection of books covering everything from choosing a major to choosing a career!

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Beginning CareerConnection

"CareerConnection is one of the best resources available through the Career Center" according to Tess Romanski, Luther Senior. Similar to LinkedIn, CareerConnection is an online resource to help future Luther graduates connect with potential employers.  Check it out today...Get Connected!

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Practice Makes Perfect: Mock Interviews

Is there an interview with an employer or a grad school scheduled in your future? Whether you are in search of an internship, full-time employment, or a grad school, here is the opportunity to brush up on your interviewing skills! Schedule a "Mock Interview" with Joni Rollinger, Employer Relations Coordinator in the Career Center, by calling ext. 1025 or stop by the Career Center- 2nd floor of the Union. You will get the full interviewing experience along with helpful guidelines that will only make you more confident! After all, who doesn't want the inside scoop on interviewing "dos and don'ts?"

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I Career Advisor Videos

The Career Center has several short videos available to students 24/7.   Go to the Career Center Website and check them out.  Video topics range from interviewing to networking and job searching.  One popular video choice is Cleaning Up Your Digital Dirt.

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Career Center Resource Library

Are you satisfied with your interest in your major, but unsure about your career path? Or maybe you envision a career for yourself but are unsure about how to get there. The Career Center Resource Library has magazines, books, brochures and organized handouts that offer significant listings of career choices associated with specific areas of studies. Come check out the resources that will lead you to your dream career!

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Resume Builder on CareerConnection

The Career Center has recently adopted a new Resume Builder feature in CareerConnection, our job search and campus recruiting software program. The Resume Builder feature offers resume and cover letter templates and samples. Students will be able to save documents directly on the website and come back to view them at a later time. Check out this new feature on CareerConnection

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Americorps

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Instead of taking a job after finishing your career at Luther, take a look at some of the exciting opportunities that AmeriCorps has in store.  Visit their website at  http://www.americorps.gov/

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