The Center for Career Opportunities welcomes the opportunity to offer career-related programs for students, faculty and staff, and administrators. Please contact the CCO (askcco@purdue.edu, using subject line: "Virtual Outreach Request") to ask about our virtual options. Click here to submit a request for a CCO presentation. 

If you are interested in Resume or Interview workshops, consider reviewing the following virtual resources: Upkey, VMOCK, and Big Interview.

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     GOALS:

Fact or Fiction - Writing a Resume That Works

How to create and polish a resume to catch the employer's eye.

  • Understand the purpose of a resume
  • Learn how to tailor the resume to individual backgrounds and strengths
  • Learn how to organize the information on a resume
  • Write an appropriate objective statement
  • Understand resume Do's and Don'ts

The 30 Second Commercial - Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair 

Tips about behavior and preparation to maximize performance at job fairs.

  • Understand the purpose of a job fair
  • Learn how to prepare for a job fair
  • Learn how to prepare the 30 second sell
  • Understand appropriate behavior/dress at the job fair
  • Understand the importance of follow-up after the job fair 

Acing the Interview 

Develop key interviewing skills.

  • Understand the purpose of the interview
  • Learn how to prepare for an interview
  • Understand professional etiquette
  • Understand behavioral interviews
  • Understand the importance of follow-up after the interview 

A - Z of the Job Search 

Learn the necessary steps to insure a successful job search.

  • Understand the Job Search process
  • Understand the pros and cons of different job search strategies
  • Understand informational interviewing
  • Understand how to market their degree 

Know Who You Know - Networking

Learn how to work a room, find jobs by talking to people, and how to take advantage of every opportunity to schmooze the crowd and meet people who can help with the career search.

  • Understand the purpose of networking
  • Define the individual's network
  • Learn the keys to networking
  • Learn the do's and don'ts of networking 

Getting What You Want - Offer Evaluation and Negotiation 

Learn how to compare offers, as well as learn how and when to negotiate the terms of a job offer.

  • Understand the evaluation/negotiation process
  • Understand the critical questions to address
  • Understand the factors for consideration 

myCCO: On-Line Resume Referral, Interview Scheduling, and Job Search 

Learn how to use the myCCO system.

  • Know how to enter profiles and upload resumes
  • Know how to refer resumes
  • Know how to schedule interviews
  • Know how to search the job listings 

Services of the Center for Career Opportunities

Learn about the services of the CCO.

  • Know the purpose of career counseling and how to schedule an appointment
  • Know the types of walk-in services and hours of walk-ins
  • Know the purpose of myCCO
  • Know how to schedule and prepare for mock interviews
  • Know about the resources available on the CCO website
  • Know about CCO clinics and where to find information about them 

Oh the Things You Can Do: Choosing a Major 

Learn the steps of the career exploration process.

  • Begin to identify interests, abilities, values, and skills
  • Understand the world of work
  • Understand how interests, abilities, values, and skills relate to the world of Work
  • Understand the importance of exploration and research
  • Understand how to proceed through the career exploration process

LinkedIn – Career Networking

Learn how to create a LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn in order to network and apply for jobs.

  • Learn how to create the best LinkedIn profile and understand how recruiters search LinkedIn for candidates
  • Understand the alumni tool and how networking with Boilermakers can increase your chances of landing a job
  • Learn about other social media that can enhance one's network
  • Understand how to transition an online connection to a real-world contact