WELCOME!

Welcome to your Career Counseling site. This resource is provided to all United States University students at no cost. It is tailored to meet your needs, by providing relevant career information, tips and tools to guide your career exploration and job search.

Here is a quick peek at some of the questions that are addressed on the site:

  • How can I find a job that will utilize my skills and education?
  • How do I “take charge” of my career?
  • How can I update and improve my resume?
  • How do I prepare for interviews?
  • How do I change careers?
  • How do I find answers to my career-related questions?         

CREATING YOUR CAREER PATH

Managing your career takes time and careful planning. It requires more than simply preparing a resume and cover letter. In order to get to where you want to be, you need to know where you are heading. Here, you will learn how to create a plan to guide you.

WRITING A RESUME THAT SELLS …YOU

Your resume is a marketing tool written to tell potential employers what you can do for them. In this section you will learn how to retool your resume so it attracts recruiters and hiring managers.

PERSONAL BRANDING

In today’s competitive marketplace, you need to find a way to stand out.
A personal brand enables you to communicate your:

  • Value and values
  • Skills and experiences
  • Personality and character

LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA & NETWORKING YOUR WAY TO A NEW JOB

The job search has moved to the Internet, and you need to know how to use resources like LinkedIn to attract potential employers and network with those people that may be able to help you find your next position. In these 2 sections, you will learn how to do both.

IMPROVING YOUR INTERVIEWING SKILLS

Believe it or not, there are some people who enjoy interviews, but if you aren’t one of these people, I am here to help! In this section you will some interviewing strategies that will show you how to take a more active role in your interviews to increase your confidence and comfort level.

ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are building this section just for you! Send your career questions to Joe LeDesma at jledesma@usuniversity.edu

CAREER SITES TO EXPLORE

There is a wealth of career information available to you. In fact, there is so much information it may be more confusing than helpful. Here you will find links to career sites and resources that have been carefully reviewed and selected for you. This area will be updated on a regular basis, so be sure to check it periodically.

So, now that you have the “lay of the land,” let’s get started!