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Career Services at CTU Aurora
The job market can be a competitive place. To pursue your professional goals, you may need to be persistent and tap into all of your available resources. If you are a CTU online or Aurora campus student, one of those resources can include our Career Services Department. Backed by a dedicated team of career services professionals, we offer tools, resources and connections to support you while you pursue your career goals, including LinkedIn training, professional networking, interview prep, resume and cover letter reviews, employer spotlights and on-site hiring events.
Career coaching is about more than helping you land a job. It’s about teaching you how to identify multiple opportunities that are a good fit for your skillsets and personality and that can provide you with career satisfaction. It’s also about reducing stress during the job search and improving your job search skills such as networking, interviewing and negotiating offers.
At CTU Aurora, our Career Services team provides personalized career coaching to help you set goals, plan and execute your job search. Whether you’re just starting your career or seeking a career transition, we can help you with the following:
- Determine and understand your strengths so you can leverage them and prepare for a successful career
- Create a career action plan and job search strategy
- Learn best practices for maneuvering through a competitive job market
- Boost your professional identity online and on paper
- Fine-tune your interviewing skills
Everyone needs a coach – think about golf, ballet or playing an instrument. Most of us aren’t experts the first time we try. Even with practice, we may need help. Managing your career is no different. Many people don’t have a ton of experience at the onset of a job search or a career transition, and they need help. This is where the CTU Career Services team comes in: no matter where you are in your career, our team is here to help you prepare for the outcome that you want, create a clear path for achieving it, and practice the skills you need to reach your goals.
Drawing from years of experience in the local job market, the CTU Career Services team has developed strategies for conducting a job search. They can help students and alumni put these strategies to work to identify opportunities that match their interests and abilities and pursue them. In addition, students can attend our “Steps to Success” webinar series, which also helps to lay the groundwork for a successful job search process and connects students to job search resources. Some of the services we provide will help you:
- Supplement your job search with tools such as job search roadmaps, activity tracking apps, job search sites, CTU job boards and more
- Plan an appropriate wardrobe for career fairs, job interviews and networking activities
- Grasp the ins and outs of the “hidden” and “visible” job market, and learn how to explore opportunities in each
- Create an attention-getting resume
- Find job opportunities through networking and social media
- Showcase your skills, experience, and personal traits in an interview setting
Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
In a competitive job market, it’s not enough to send a generic cover letter and resume to employers. You need to tailor both documents to the position you’re seeking, and each must convey how your strengths match the requirements of the position. Our Career Services team is comprised of certified professionals, and they can help you create a compelling cover letter and resume as well as adapt each document to address the specific job opportunities you’re pursuing.
In addition, in this day and age, one of the first hurdles a job applicant may need to overcome is technology. Many organizations now use automated applicant tracking systems to screen their candidates. Our Career Services team can give you useful tips on how to effectively navigate these systems, so you may have a better chance of landing an interview for the job you want.
Denver Area and Online Events
The Career Services team hosts a variety of company spotlights, networking activities and workshops – all of which help students explore their career options, learn how best to present themselves and their materials, and even meet employers that are hiring for open positions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your job search, attending an event on the Career Services calendar can be a great way to organize your efforts and lessen your anxiety. Our Career Services events feature any number of activities designed to help you align your interests and career goals with a job search strategy that works for you.
Connect with Career Services
Learn about possible career paths, utilize CTU’s job search resources, practice your networking and interviewing skills, and position yourself to pursue a rewarding job. By working with the Career Services team at CTU Aurora, you’ll have access to a wide range of programs and events to support your job search.
Request information from a professional at the CTU Aurora Career Services Department.