By Casey Platt, Career Services Advisor, National Louis University
Being appreciative is a pleasant characteristic that can help any professional in any setting to stand out in a positive way. Especially for job seekers, expressing gratitude is an important way to impress an employer as someone who has an optimistic attitude and can contribute to a positive office or school culture. This can play a major role in developing your professional brand. There are numerous ways for job seekers to express gratitude during the job search process. Continue reading
Standing in front of your own classroom for the first time has been compared to a high-wire act. National Louis University’s National College of Education wants to offer early career teachers support as you move forward in this journey.
NLU is launching the Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers series to provide ongoing, structured mentoring and professional learning that’s specifically designed to meet your needs as a beginning educator. Continue reading
By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services, National Louis University
Your resume is one of the most important documents you will send off to a potential employer. Whether you are creating a resume for the first time or simply updating it with your most recent experiences, every job seeker should spend some time ensuring that you are following these important resume rules. Continue reading
On a recent Wednesday evening, seven students in a National Louis University classroom were scanning resumes of job candidates posted on the whiteboard. The students, all from the Pathways at NLU program, scribbled the positives and negatives of each candidate on sticky notes. Two adult volunteers, both working professionals, guided them through an exercise in which the students had to act as hiring managers, deciding which of the fictitious job candidates to contact for an interview. Continue reading
By Casey Platt, Career Advisor at National Louis University
Applying for jobs may sound like a simple task, but in reality, it can be a time-consuming process. Especially if you have obligations such as family, work, school, and other life responsibilities, it can sometimes be difficult to find time for sleep, let alone searching and applying for jobs. Devoting more time to the job search process usually means higher quality applications, which will help you to stand out in a sea of applicants. This means a higher likelihood of getting the job you want! How can you fit the numerous job hunt steps into your busy schedule? You may want to consider the following tips: Continue reading
By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services
First impressions are critical in a job search. They can either jumpstart your search or bring it to a halt.
You make your first impression on the employer with the documents you send, especially the resume. Your resume’s format, presentation, content and grammar will give the employer a strong sense of the soft skills you have and ones you need to further develop. Continue reading
Does the holiday season have you feeling pensive about your current work situation? Are you tired of applying for jobs and getting few results? Perhaps you should try a different job search strategy. Eighty-five percent of career positions are attained through networking – so grant yourself the gift of gab and exercise it during the holiday season. Continue reading
From left, Nate Herman, Dawn Turner, Laurie Lawlor and Rick Kogan sit on a panel discussing the writing life.
As students and alumni of NLU’s M.S. in Written Communication program listened to a panel of celebrity writers at the program’s annual MOSAIC party Oct. 23, emcee Marjie Killeen asked the panel a question that almost had them at a loss for words.
Almost, but not quite. Continue reading
Does the thought of job interviews make you feel anxious? Guess what? This feeling is completely normal! However, make sure that your interview nerves are not so strong that they cause you to appear visibly unprepared. But how can I avoid messing up during an interview, you may ask? The goal is to make the interview conversation feel natural between you and the interviewers through practice. Here’s how. Continue reading
NLU student Ewelina Duda had to interrupt her Criminal Justice program studies when she was accepted as a Chicago Police Department recruit. After she finishes the police academy and a probationary period, she plans to return to NLU to complete her bachelor’s degree.
Ever since she was a five-year-old living in Poland and watching American Westerns on television, Ewelina Duda knew she wanted to be a police officer.
“I was a little shy, but I knew I wanted to be the sheriff,” recalled Duda, who took the Chicago Police Department exam last year, got accepted as a police recruit and entered the Chicago Police Academy in August. Continue reading