Employability Skills Program (ESP)

To make a successful transition from academics to a very competitive world of work, you will need to develop important skills for presenting your qualifications to potential employers.  
 

The Employability Skills Program is a series of seminars, workshops, services, and events designed to help you develop employability skills and present yourself professionally to potential employers and be successful after you graduate from UNF.

Click on the Calendar of Events on the left menu for a listing of Dates and Times for the various workshops and seminars.

For resume critiques: Career Services offers daily Walk-In Times.  Call Career Services to check on the daily schedule.

 

 

GOALS OF THE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS PROGRAM

Upon completion of the Employability skills program you should be able to:

  • Construct a professional resume that clearly outlines your skills and qualifications
  • Write an action-oriented and concise cover letter of application
  • Research resources to assist with the employment search and acquire organizational knowledge
  • Effectively use online networking sites and social media
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of interviewing and effectively present yourself to employers
  • Design and implement a comprehensive job search campaign utilizing multiple job search strategies and resources
  • Utilize networking strategies to identify future employment alternatives

 

 

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS PROGRAM

ESP 1- WORKSHOP: JOB SEARCH ESSENTIALS
Learn how to produce a resume and cover letter that effectively present your qualifications for jobs and internships.  Learn how to organize a comprehensive job search campaign.

 

 

ESP2- WORKSHOP: INTERVIEWING, NETWORKING AND JOB FAIRS
Learn how to prepare for interviews, dress for success, know what to expect during an interview, and develop your interview skills to a high level.  Develop a professional network and learn how to meets employers at job fairs.

 

 

ESP 3:  RESUME CRITIQUE
Submit your resume in Osprey CareerLink and have it critiqued by a Career Services staff member or come into Career Services during our walk-in resume critique times (Monday-Friday  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon).

 

 

ESP 4: PRACTICE INTERVIEW
Use the online program, “Interviewstream” and your webcam to conduct a practice interview.  Complete the Self-assessment for your interview including the comment sections. If you don’t have a webcam, contact Career Services to schedule a time to use our interview room equipped with a computer and webcam. Note:  review time for online interview processing is two weeks.

 

Once you have completed all four steps of the program you will receive ESP certification.

 

 

 

 

 INDIVIDUAL JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Resume Critiques:   Career Services offers a variety of ways to have your resume critiqued:

  • Walk-Ins Appointments- Career Services staff members are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Walk-in times are scheduled for every day of the week.   Check the Career Services calendar for days/times or call 620-2955.
  • Scheduled Appointments- Call Career Services at 620-2955 and ask to make an appointment with one of our College Career Liaisons.  Our Professional staff members will review your resume and help you develop an effective, targeted resume.
  • On-line Resume/Cover Letter Critiques- Upload your resume into the Osprey Career Link system for review by a Career Services staff member.  If improvements will be recommended, you will receive an email critique of your resume or cover letters.  

 

Practice Interviews
Career Services offers a variety of options to develop your job interviews skills through practice interviewing:

  • Scheduled Appointments: Call Career Services at 620-2955 and ask to make an appointment with one of our College Career Liaisons.  Our professional staff members will conduct a practice interview and help you develop important interview skills
  • InterviewStream: Available through a link on Osprey Career Link, this program enables you to conduct unlimited practice interviews.  The program features over 3500 interview questions.  Use your webcam to record your interview and then review and evaluate your interview skills.  

 

Job Search Counseling

Call Career Services at 620-2955 and ask to schedule an appointment with a College Career Liaison.  Our professional staff members can help you establish your job target and develop a comprehensive job search plan of action.

 

 

Employability Skills Program-CERTIFICATE

Career Services will award an Employability Skills Program Certificate for those individuals who complete the following:

1. and 2.  Attend two of the Workshops listed above
3. Have your resume critiqued and approved by a Career Services staff member
4. Conduct a practice interview

Career Services will record your completion of each of the ESP components and will award the Certificate when 4 components have been completed. 
 
 
 

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