The Career Resource Specialist provides career support to students in all CATE programs. The position serves as the support system for the Career Resource Center Director, employer partners, alumni and HGTC faculty and staff who associate with the Career Resource Center. The expanded role includes assistance with internships, work study, classroom workshops, and other career and professional development related activities. Detailed duties listed below:
Assists with promoting HGTC's Career Resource Center services to students (CATE), faculty and employers.
Reviews and critiques resumes submitted online through the student online career center
Interfaces with local area employers, state employers, and out-of-state employers via phone, e-mail, and in-person to discuss and assist them with their employment vacancy needs.
Proactive in seeking out new employment options for students.
Presents career and professional development information in one-on-one and small group situations to employers, students, alumni, and faculty/staff of the college.
Coordinates the dissemination of employment opportunity information and monitors closely all responses to ensure timely reaction to job listings.
Connects with faculty to discuss new job leads and career resource service.
Researches the latest trends and advancements in career planning and services offerings.
Assists with providing career services to students and alumni to include career counseling, career assessments and job placement.
Works closely with students and alumni who contact the Career Resource Center for assistance with career development and transitions resources (resumes, cover letters, references, dressing for success, etc.).
Conducts mock interview with students and alumni to prepare them in their job search.
Conducts Career Resource Center orientation sessions to students, alumni, and to classes, as requested by HGTC professors.
Assists with development of career fairs, workshops, training and seminars designed for students and alumni.
Maintains data information on students, faculty/staff, and employers who visit the Career Resource Center.
Associate degree in Business, Automated Office Technology, or related field or High school diploma plus two years of customer service experience in business, higher education, or related field.
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communications skills
Great interpersonal attributes and customer service skills with the ability to establish strong relationships with internal and external customers
Must be computer and internet savvy. Knowledge of the use of social media platforms, computers, copiers, fax machines, IPad, and other devices helpful. Social media knowledge preferable.