Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Career Network webinars begin in September

Director of the Alumni Career Network Stacey Lane continues the popular job search webinars this fall.

Need help with your college-to-career transition? Is your job search stuck? Join us and find some solutions. We'll focus on a new topic each week, geared to recent graduates — but all alumni are welcome to participate.

Register for a webinar

Selling Your Liberal Arts Degree – Monday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m. PST

You can do anything with your liberal arts degree, right? But where do you start and what are the career realities that you need to be aware of in order to position yourself with a potential employer? With critical input from HR professionals and recruiters, we’ll discuss best practices for determining your transferable skills and finding the right career opportunities.

Guerilla Job Search Monday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m. PST

LinkedIn, Facebook, Craigslist or job boards? How can you find the right jobs for your experience and interests? It’s estimated that between 80 and 90 percent of open positions are never advertised. This is especially true during a tight job market. Learn how other recent grads have navigated the job search process, even with limited work experience.

Do I Really Have to Network? Monday, Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m. PST

Willamette alumni will share their best networking strategies, including some advice on how to master the “informational interview” and leverage the Bearcat network (aka the Willamette Alumni Career Network) to help you get your foot in the door. We’ll cover best practices so you’re confident networking virtually as well as in-person. This webinar will be excellent preparation for the Oct. 17 networking events in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, New York City and Washington, DC. For more info about these events, check out our Seven Cities, One Night feature.

Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications – Monday, Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. PST

Are your resume and cover letter presenting you in the best light? Do they highlight what’s unique and most marketable about you? What should you include and what should you omit? Come learn what a job application is really for and how to make sure that you’re not excluding yourself from the candidate pool.

You can always find more information at the Career Network website.