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Career Services

Office of Career Services

Welcome to Career Services at University of the Rockies. As a University of the Rockies student or alumnus, you have access to many resources and tools to help you search for jobs and plan your career. You also receive personalized assistance with:

  • Searching for jobs;
  • Writing resumes and cover letters;
  • Preparing for interviews;
  • Matching your degree program to a career path; and
  • Skills and personality assessments.
  • Click to view other services offered.

Write to careerservices@rockies.edu to request career advice and guidance. When you send a message, please:

  • Attach a rough draft of your most recent resume
  • Tell us in detail how we can be of assistance to you as you conduct your career planning

Career Spot Videos

In addition to working with our professional staff, University of the Rockies students and alumni have access to self-directed resources such as Career Spot Videos. These short 3-minute videos provide information on a variety of topics related to career planning and the job-search process:

Starting Job Search
Social Media
Salary & Negotiation
Resumes & Cover Letters
Networking & Your Personal Brand
Interview - Before
Interview - During
Interview - After
Interview Dress

Career Minute

Listen to Career Minute, a 60 second career development tip, created monthly with you in mind. Career Minute is a great way to receive quick advice in a fast-paced world.

This Month's Career Minute is on:
Thank You Letters

Listen to past Career Minute clips:
Cover Letters
Resume Writing
Networking
After the Interview
Preparing for the Interview
During the Interview
Phone Interviewing
Informational Interviewing

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional resources that you can use when exploring careers and searching for jobs.

Searching for Jobs

Searching for a job requires many steps and a significant time commitment. More importantly, finding a good job often requires you to network, because it is all about whom you know and who knows you. Before beginning your job search, consider these guidelines:

  • Understand your strengths and what you can offer a potential employer. To prepare to interview in a manner that emphasizes your strengths and talents, complete this Strengths Based Interview Activity.
  • Be efficient and stay focused.
  • Target specific organizations and companies that already employ people you know or can get to know.
  • Check organizations' career sites regularly in order to apply for the latest job postings that match your experience and goals.
  • Maintain a schedule and keep a log of your activities, with records of job boards, resources, and people who can help you.

How did you get THAT job?

Job Search Links:

Indeed.com
American Psychological Association's PsycCareers
Society for Human Resource Management

Marketing Your Skills

Resume
Your resume advertises your experience, skills, and education. It is a summary of your qualifications for a specific job opportunity. Consider it your personal marketing tool.

Sample Resume

Things to consider when creating a resume:

  • Try to keep your resume down to one page maximum.
  • Tailor it specifically to the position for which you are applying.
  • Use consistent formatting and fonts throughout your document.
  • Avoid using resume templates from MS Word or other programs.
  • Have another professional double-check for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Print your resume on neutral white paper.
  • Make sure to include the most current information.
  • Quantify your accomplishments by using exact numbers, percentages, and amounts to show specific, measurable results.
  • Leave out pronouns and begin each sentence with a strong action verb that describes what you accomplished (i.e., Managed, Researched, Coordinated, Assisted, etc.).

Curriculum Vitae
A curriculum vitae (CV) resembles a resume but is longer, more biographical, and focuses on academic achievement. You should use a CV only when an employer requests it. This document will be appropriate for opportunities in consulting or applications to academia.

See more information about a curriculum vitae. The CV Doctor is also a helpful resource.

Cover Letter
Cover letters are used to communicate to a potential employer why you are the best candidate for the position. It is an opportunity to personalize your application by highlighting unique skills, education, or experiences that make you stand out from other applicants.

Sample Cover Letter

Professional Associations
Professional associations are a great way to network, enhance professional development, and research different industries. It is a good idea to become familiar with professional associations related to your industry and get involved.
WEDDLE's Association Directory

Examination and Licensure
In order to sit for a state licensure examination, you will first need to determine your state's requirements and obtain a registration form. Please refer to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to find and contact your state licensure board. You can also locate your state licensure board by visiting the American Counseling Association.

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