Learn your lessons, and go to the head of the “class” at these upcoming career events

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

There’s a myth circulating in the job-hunting world that you must make a superhuman effort to find your dream position, or to make a name for yourself once you land there. And if you don’t find that dream career quickly, there must be something wrong with you.
A kinder, and more accurate way to view things is to realize that persistence pays off in the world of work and that taking the right actions, consistently over time, will make more of a difference than an all-out effort that only lasts a few months and leaves you exhausted and self-shaming.
The events sponsored this month by ASU Alumni Career Services and University Career Services provide multiple opportunities to work on your “career persistence” merit badge. There are numerous educational events, an opportunity to “speed-chat” with an ASU career advisor, and a regional job fair featuring dozens of top Denver-area employers. It’s not necessary to participate in every single event to achieve your professional goals. But if you make a commitment to engage in a career activity every week or (at the very least - I know it is summer!) every month, and you continue this habit for the long run, you are likely to see measurable, and possibly quite impressive, results!

Live events
Whatever It Takes: Effective Leadership: 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Old Main on the ASU Tempe campus.
Learn leadership lessons from three head coaches of ASU women’s teams (basketball, golf, tennis). In this panel discussion, they will share insights on leadership, work-life balance, accomplishments, success and more! This is event is sold out, but you can sign up for a wait list to attend this amazing gathering!

HireDenver Career Fair: 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Denver.
ASU alumni are in the fields of education, finance, marketing, technology, media, consulting, health care, sales, government or nonprofit organizations are invited to this career fair, which will feature major area employers, including Hyatt, Northwestern Mutual, Comcast, New York Life, SCL Health, and many more. To prepare, local residents can attend a networking mixer hosted by University Career Services on June 15.

Online Coaching Event
Ask A Career Coach: Noon - 1 p.m. Phoenix (Mountain Standard) Time, Thursday, June 30, online.
Want to access reliable career advice without driving anywhere? This free online event will allow Sun Devils to ask ASU career advisors questions via chat about resume and interview prep, salary negotiation, University Career Services options available to alumni, and much more! A transcript of your conversation will be saved for you to access after the event.

Weekly Webinar Series Topics
These webinars will help you get ready to show your best professional face to the world, interview well, and land your dream job!

This month’s topics include:

  • June 8: Finding a Job on Sun Devil CareerLink
  • June 15: Interviewing Basics
  • June 22: Resume Overview for Alumni
  • June 29: Getting to know your Alumni Career Services Resources

The weekly webinars will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Arizona time (Mountain Standard/Pacific Daylight) and are FREE. To sign up, visit https://alumni.asu.edu/content/alumni-career-services-weekly-webinars.

Career coaching for Sun Devil alumni - now available on demand!
ASU career advisors offer professional guidance in all aspects of career development including resume writing, interview preparation and job search strategies. To learn more about career advising, including how to make an appointment to meet with a career advisor at one of ASU’s four campuses or remotely, visit Sun Devil CareerLink at https://eoss.asu.edu/cs/sdcl.
 Learn more about programs and offerings from ASU Alumni Career Services

~ Liz Massey, Managing Editor, ASU Alumni Association