The Next Step

The Next Step

Congratulations to the IU East class of 2016! 795 people graduated this year, earning bachelors and master’s degrees. It is a moment of celebration for IU East and you, but it is also a moment of transition for you – the chance to put your new skills and education to use in a job. The job market can be tough, so finding the right job that uses your knowledge and skills and rewards your dedication can be a challenge.

IU East invested in your ongoing success, first as a student and then as an alumni throughout life. The IU East Office of Career Services can provide career counseling, job listings, internships, help with writing résumés, and tips for acing interviews, whether you’ve just graduated or are changing careers later in life. You will always be ‘part of the pack’ with us.

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In the Campus Library, we have lots of tools to help with each stage of the job search process. Our Career Connections LibGuide is an incredible tool, compiling sources for résumé building, interview skills, alternative careers, being your own boss, and more. Tools like the Occupational Outlook Handbook are linked, as well – which can position you well in the job negotiation by priming you on the expected compensation and working conditions of any potential career.

We also have books, both print and electronic. Titles like Step By Step to College and Career Success by John N. Gardner, It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself from the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success by Rebecca Shambaugh, The Résumé Writing Guide: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Creating a Winning Résumé by Lisa McGrimmon, Preparing for Your Interview: Getting the Job You Want by Diane Berk, or Interview Skills: Presenting Yourself with Confidence by Sajitha Jayaprakash can help you land the right job. Or, if you’re inclined to be your own boss, Starting a Business: Lessons Learned: Straight Talk from the World’s Top Business Leaders or Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin can provide you with insights.

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Transitioning from the excitement of commencement to the satisfaction of having a rewarding career is a big step, but you’re not alone. If you need assistance you can contact Career Services at eacareer@iue.edu. For resources to help you, our professional library staff are readily available at iueref@iue.edu!

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