Keeping You Connected
Navigating the effects of today’s realities on your career might seem even more daunting than usual. We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. Below are resources to support you in your continued career development.
Canvas Career Connect
Stay informed and empowered by logging into Canvas Career Connect. The site has information about professionalism, preparing for interviews, and more.
Career planning appointments are 30-minute individual sessions with a career coach. In a career planning appointment, you can talk to your career coach about anything related to your career. Career planning appointments are suggested for more in-depth, personalized questions and strategies about your career goals. Request an appointment.
Florida Poly uses Handshake to help students find internships and jobs that are a good fit for their individual talents, skill sets, and interests. Handshake helps students find meaningful careers and discover career paths. Students can explore thousands of available jobs, track deadlines, and connect with employers.
Internships are an important part of setting up a student for success after college and are a requirement for Florida Poly students to graduate. Our support staff will help you find available internships, review your resume, and help you plan for your ideal career path after graduation. Contact Justin Heacock for assistance. Expert tip: Use Handshake and Engineerjobs.com as pathways to understand which companies are hiring interns.
Florida Poly has partnered with Microsoft to host Microsoft Mondays, a weekly series of professional development workshops to help students understand the culture of Microsoft and adjust to the current COVID-19 situation in the work environment. The 90-minute workshops began May 18 with “Rock Your LinkedIn with Microsoft.” The workshops are free and open to everyone. They are being delivered through Microsoft Teams, which allows participants to interact directly with the facilitator, ask questions, and collaborate. The full list of sessions is available on the university calendar and in the mobile app.
Finding a Job Virtually
Searching for a new job can feel confusing and challenging. With both you and the companies you’re applying to trying to act in the interest of health and productivity, there may be an added level of complexity when trying to get a job during COVID-19.
So if you’re job searching, remember to:
- Attend virtual webinars hosted by companies you’re interested in for additional insight on the direction of the company.
- Follow up and email recruiters who you were previously in contact with and thank them for the opportunity they afforded you. This allows for them to be reminded of your persistence and familiarizes them with who you are.
- Prepare for phone and video interviews. Make sure you practice your answers to standard interview questions and identify a quiet environment free of distractions.
- When participating in a video interview, make sure your appearance is professional and remain cognizant of your facial expressions and eye contact.
- If a company extends you an offer for a position that has a temporary remote status, take advantage of the opportunity and keep in mind that things will realign once the global impact of COVID-19 is settled.