- The main UW Career Center has launched a Career Success Certificate! Desined for undergrads who want more preparation on all aspects of career development on search, the certificate promises a professional networking event at the end. And it’s free!
- If you missed the Washington State Library Directed fieldwork presentation last week, you can access the URL of the recorded presentation here.
Skills That Employers are Looking For
What do they want?
The National Association of Colleges and Employers surveyed its employer population to find out what skills they want to see in class of 2013 graduates entering the job market. The top 5 on the list are:
- Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
- Ability to work in a team structure
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
- Ability to obtain and process information
These are all skills that the iSchool emphasizes as well, and you are in a perfect position to be able to demonstrate all of them!
How do you demonstrate these skills?
Get experience: Seek out projects outside of school , within your internships, or in your classes that will allow you to get practice in communication, teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving, planning, and of course, information management. If you feel you’re strong in some areas and not as strong in others, then seek out projects that will give you practice in the skill areas you don’t feel as confident in.
Resume: include bullet points on your resume that speak to accomplishments involving communication, such as giving presentations or being a liaison between groups of people, and teamwork, such as projects you’ve collaborated on or tasks that involved leading a group of people. List achievements where you solved problems or had to manage and prioritize competing priorities or a high volume workload.
Interviews: Be prepared with example stories of how your work demonstrates each of these skills. Even if you aren’t asked specifically about your teamwork or problem solving ability, for example, be prepared to talk about achievements and projects that demonstrate these abilities as you answer interview questions.
Career Events This Week
Wed., November 14 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Wed., November 14 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wed., November 14 | 6 – 7:30 pm
Thu., November 15 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Thu., November 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri., November 16 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Highlighted Professional Jobs
Librarian (iCareers #244)
UX Designer/Junior Product Manager (iCareers #243)
Los Angeles Public Library
Resident Librarian (iCareers # 236)
Central Washington University
Coordinator of Library Services (iCareers #230)
Washington County, Oregon
Highlighted Student Jobs
User Research Internship (iCareers #242)
UW Information School
Hourly reader/grader (iCareers #231)
American Financial Solutions
Social Media intern (HuskyJobs #65945)
Internship – Part Time (HuskyJobs #65892)
The Borgen Project
Web and Graphic Design Intern (HuskyJobs #65818)
Web Developer Intern (HuskyJobs #65823)
UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Student Web Developer (HuskyJobs #65775)